Mentoring Programmes as a successful instrument for career development of people with disabilities and disadvantaged
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Leonardo da Vinci Pilot Projects
[Excerpt] For many years the Mentoring, as a form of support for young people without work experience, is well-known practice. In the past ten years the Mentoring has proved itself as a wide-applied method of support in the career of people with disabilities. A good example of successfully held Mentoring programme in Europe is the “Equal Employment Opportunities: Mentoring and Training for Disabled People and Employers” Project. It is a transnational initiative supported by the “Leonardo da Vinci” Programme of the European Commission. The project includes 3 European countries: Bulgaria, Greece and the UK. The duration of the project was 24 months.
work; disabilities; person; task; workplace; independence; compliance; benefit; policies; equality; law; involvement; intellectual disability; communication; reasonable accommodation; equipment; technology