Developing Services for Individuals with Disabilities

Project Overview

Project Title Developing Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Project Number 598661-EPP-1-2018-1-RO-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Kazakhstan Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End November 15, 2018–November 14, 2021
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 991.106
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Universitatea Transilvania Din Brasov (Romania) – Project Coordinator
• Middlesex University Higher Education Corporation (UK)
• Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland)
• Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)
• Toshkent Axborot Texnologiyalari Universiteti (Uzbekistan)
• Public Organization Rushdi Inclusia (Tajikistan)
• Berdaq Atindag'i Qaraqalpaq Ma'mleketlik Universiteti (Uzbekistan)
• Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (Kazakhstan)
• Khujand State University named after Academician B.Gafurov (Tajikistan)
• Kulob Institute of Technology and Innovation Management (Tajikistan)
• Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
• Toshkent Shahar Mushtoq Kozlar Ijtimoiy O Zaro Yordam Nogiron Bolalar Jamiyati (Uzbekistan)
• Institute of Public Administration under the President of Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Panepistimio Kritis (Greece)
• Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany)
• Akmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University (Kazakhstan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Saltanat Meiramova, Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, + (7172) 38-44-07;
Beneficiary National governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project will foster the right of individuals with special needs in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan to access education, enjoy the right of participation in everyday society and to combat discrimination by instilling awareness and acceptance in society as in line with the Bologna Process and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This in turn facilitates the creation of the Access Liaison Officer role at each institution, to promote disability access, and the National Special Needs Awareness Day focus via the nationally strategic Action Groups comprised of Universities, Public Administration institutes, Ministries and NGO’s. The project will promote and develop access to inclusive education, social integration and non-discrimination treatment of those with special needs in education in accordance with Bologna Process and UN criteria. Through implementation of the 8 Introductory and Advanced Curriculum modules, the project will foster regional integration and cooperation across different regions of the Central Asian countries through joint initiatives, sharing of good practices and cooperation to improve the level of competencies and skills in HEIs and Society by developing these new and innovative education programmes.

Project Objectives
  • To promote the rights of persons with special needs to access education and to participate in the daily life of society.
  • To combat discrimination against people with special needs by promoting understanding and acceptance in society in accordance with the Bologna process and the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Trade unions, Training providers (public and private)
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Three-step implementation of a comprehensive sustainable training programme in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan for the following target groups:

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  • Government, civil servants and policymakers;
  • NGOs.
Project Results
  • The curriculum, consisting of 8 modules (introductory (practical) modules on special needs and expanded modules on special needs developed.
  • The role of the access officer in each institution to facilitate access for persons with disabilities developed and established.
  • The national day of education for persons with special needs established.

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