In line with the Horizontal Priority on Social Inclusion, the PR.E.S.T.O. project stems from the following needs: difficulty for people with disabilities in accessing the Erasmus+ Programme; complications for VET providers in planning and managing mobilities with people with fewer needs; resistance due to the social and cultural background context; resistance due to the family and emotional dimension.
Awareness on social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (hereafter: “ID”) has been slowly increasing during the last years thanks to measures and actions adopted at both National and European levels. The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society, in line with the EU human rights approach to disability issues.
Disabled people, and especially those with ID, are often discriminated in the workplace. Giving them the opportunity to do an internship abroad can represent an important chance to enrich their cv and to present themselves with greater determination in the face of potential employers.
The idea from which the project starts is to have the beneficiaries carry out a work placement in a context that facilitates them in putting into practice not only their professional skills but also social and personal ones.