The International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) today successfully concluded the twinning project in Tunisia to improve the integration of disabled people into schooling and the labour market it has been leading for the past two years in the country.
Alumnos del Instituto de Educación Especial de Túnez.Students of the Special Education Institute of Tunisia
This project, entitled ‘Support for socio-economic integration of people with disabilities’, has contributed to improving the educational level of and establishing an inclusive educational model for minors with disabilities in ordinary schools, as well as to boosting this group’s access to employment.
To achieve this, the FIIAPP sent 20 experts from both sectors to Tunisia to transmit the Spanish model to the Tunisian professionals involved in the project as a working pattern to be followed going forward.
In the educational area, 36 professionals, including teachers, physical therapists, speech therapists and psychologists, were trained to enable them to adapt their educational system to the needs of minors with disabilities.
With regards to integration into the labour market, 48 employment office counsellors and social workers were trained to guide members of this group in their search for work and in researching prospective companies.
The Spanish experts sent by the FIIAPP were from the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, the Basque Employment Service, the Disability Area of the Junta of Andalusia and the ONCE Foundation. Some of the Tunisian professionals trained by these experts also visited Spain and Germany, which managed the project in collaboration with the FIIAPP. The project had a budget of one million euros from the European Commission.