Changing attitudes towards persons with disability

Train the Competent project’s aim is to find a new pan-European solution for achieving personal development and employment opportunity for disabled people by providing them a modular training to become (co-)trainers. Thus to increase their participation in civil, social and working life and change the attitude towards disabled people.

The new skills and knowledge will broaden their job opportunities and expand their possibilities for active and fulfilled lives. At the same time, they will be able to support their peers towards the labour market and also those professional awareness raising equality training / awareness programs designed for employers, HR professionals, decision makers that are proven to be a major step towards successful employability of the population with disabilities.
The partnership develop 2 Intellectual Outputs to reach these goals: 1. The “Train the trainer” guideline is designed for professionals and adult educators/trainers to prepare them to train participants with disability (target group) to become professional co-trainers or peer supporters. 2. Train the co-trainer training curriculum for disabled co-trainers.
The nine organizations of the partnership of Train the Competent project are from North-, South-, East- and West Europe, so partner organizations include countries with a different social profile and cultural background. Disabled people’s situation varies in the different countries one thing is common: this topic has a great relevance in all of the countries in several areas.