newsletter 03, December 2013

Dear reader!
We are here again to inform you about the further progress of a European project called - TOOLS FOR THE EVALUATION OF COMPETENCE OF PEOPLE WITHSPECIAL NEEDS IN LINE WITH ICF (TEC). Through reading this newsletter you will realize that Milan is much more than a city of fashion.

We wish you a fruitful reading time!

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As this newsletter is the last one in 2013 we would like to wish you also Merry Christmas and a very nice whole year 2014.

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The TEC consortium

TEC Partners will Test ICF

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) changes the perspective from which a person with a disability is perceived – i.e. instead of emphasizing the disability it is stressing the activity and participation.

In accordance with the ICF philosophy all organizations involved within the project called - TOOLS FOR THE EVALUATION OF COMPETENCE OF PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN LINE WITH ICF (TEC) have decided to test some of the ICF components. There will be all together 50 delegates coming from Italy, Norway, Cyprus, Turkey and Slovakia assessed utilizing ICF tools; whereas the main purpose will be to uncover hidden abilities and strengths of all assessed individuals. The main focus will be upon several target groups: people with minor to moderate mental disabilities, blind and partially sighted people and socially disadvantaged youngsters.

Concerning the choice of specific tools, TEC partners will apply both – own internal methods and tools provided by the ICF itself. However all final analysis and reporting will be made using the ICF as a generally understandable and accepted assessment frame. Project partners hope to gather the first results by April 2014.

Good practice from Milan

The TEC partners had an opportunity to see a good practice example again. During the fourth TEC meeting in Milan all participants took a visit to a social corporate called - "Il Carro". This center is known due to providing work placements to persons with disabilities, former prisoners and drug addicts.

photo from Milan project meeting

photo from Milan project meeting

To conclude

The 2013 is coming to its end what naturally makes us to look back and to reflect upon what we all have learnt and gained within the TEC project. Of course except for several visits to places providing employment opportunities to various groups of disadvantaged people it is very important to be part of a wider European network of organizations within which we are mutually able to Exchange information.

"I see a big importance of this international extend of the TEC project, also because we can through this cooperation get to know how the work with people with disabilities is performed in other European countries."
(Erika Kanátová, manager of the UNSS Regional Centre in Žilina – Slovakia)

photo from Milan project meeting

See you in 2014!

Project consortium:


The TEC project in accordance with the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 which remarks the demand of an increasing coherence among Member States policies and "has the overall aim to empower people with disabilities so that they can enjoy their full rights, and benefit fully from participating in society and in the European economy," has the main purpose to develop innovative and effective tools for the work placement, evaluation and measurement of competences of adult people with disabilities in line with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF).

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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