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DP Managing organisation : YHD-Društvo za teorijo in kulturo hendikepa
Other national partners : Center za neprofitni management
Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije, Center za poslovno usposabljanje
Mestna občina Ljubljana
Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za socialno delo
Zavod RS za zaposlovanje
EQUAL theme :Employability - (Re-)integration to the labour market 
Type of DP :Geographical - Urban area - Pomurska, Podravska, Koroska, Zasavska, Spodnjeposavska, Notranjsko-kraska, Obalno-kraska, Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Osrednjeslovenska 
DP Legal status :Association without legal form 
DP identification :SI-7 
Application phase :Approved for action 2 
Selection date :23-06-2005 
Last update :10-03-2009 
Monitoring:  

Rationale

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Development partnership UFO is of especialy big importance for the Independent living of disabled people, which enables them to be equal citizens and to live according to their preference with personal asistance. So we are oppening new jobs, or better yet new proffesion, which can be taken by different people with different education or background. This means access to labour market for people who usually have difficulties on it (long-term unemployed, »less productive«, disabled, low education level,…) and implementation of principles of non-discrimination, equal opportunities and lowering of social differences.

In principle there are two sides of this development partnership. One is connected to the employment of personal assistants, creation of new proffesion and enabling indipendent living of disabled people. And another that is enabling the access to labour market for disabled people, by individual work with disabled people, work with employers and counselling to disabled people and employers. For the implementation of this we plan to open an information office, which will work as a bridge between disabled job seekers and employers.

Basic condition for independent living of disabled people is the right to personal assistance, but independence also means economic independence and the right and obligation to work. That is why we wish to promote especially the employment of disabled people in regular workplaces. At the moment the unemployment rate among disabled people is ten times bigger than in the other population, and disabled people, if at all, find jobs only in invalid companies or special employment programmes, regardles of what their ambitions are.

Transnacionally the partnership will base on the exchange of experience and practice of employment and training of disabled people, system and legislation examples for independent living and personal assistance, evaluation and creation of new social policies, methods, principles and practices.


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Objective

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Basic aims of this developmental partnership are:
- Creation of a new job »personal assistent« and employment of personal assistants (according to the experience of partners it can involve a big number of people who are marked as a taget group of the programme. It opens a new possibilities to employment, access to employment for people with low level of education, older people, etc. Creation of new job means also exact definition of tasks and implementation of training of candidates).
- Forming a system solution for the independent living of disabled people, designing a scheeme for direct funding, linked to individual and his/her needs.

Comming from this we can define following specific goals:
- Oppening new workplaces and employment of people who have difficulties in obtaining work.
- Creation of new job profile »personal assistant«
- Development of new approaches in training and employment
- Enabling independent living of disabled people and their chance to enter the labour market.


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Innovation


Nature of the experimental activities to be implemented Rating
Guidance, counselling ***
Training ***
Training on work place ***
Job rotation and job sharing ***
Employment aids (+ for self-employment) *
Integrated measures (pathway to integration) **
Employment creation and support ***
Training of teachers, trainers and staff **
Improvement of employment services, Recruitment structures **
Conception for training programs, certification ***
Anticipation of technical changes ***
Work organisation, improvement of access to work places ***
Guidance and social services **
Awareness raising, information, publicity ***
Studies and analysis of discrimination features ***

Type of innovation Rating
Process-oriented ***
Goal-oriented ***
Context oriented ***

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Budget Action 2

250 000 – 500 000 €

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Beneficiaries


Assistance to persons 
Unemployed  15.0%  20.0% 
Employed  25.0%  40.0% 
Others (without status, social beneficiaries...)  0.0%  0.0% 
  100.0% 
 
Migrants, ethnic minorities, …  10.0%  15.0% 
Asylum seekers  0.0%  0.0% 
Population not migrant and not asylum seeker  30.0%  45.0% 
  100.0%
 
Physical Impairment  18.0%  28.0% 
Mental Impairment  5.0%  5.0% 
Mental Illness  0.0%  0.0% 
Population not suffering from a disability  17.0%  27.0% 
  100.0% 
 
Substance abusers 0.0%  0.0% 
Homeless  0.0%  0.0% 
(Ex-)prisoners  0.0%  0.0% 
Other discriminated (religion, sexual orientation)  40.0%  60.0% 
Without such specific discriminations  0.0%  0.0% 
  100.0% 
 
< 25 year  20.0%  30.0% 
25 - 50 year  18.0%  20.0% 
> 50 year  2.0%  10.0% 
   100.0% 

Assistance to structures and systems and accompanying measures Rating
Support to entrepreneurship **
Discrimination and inequality in employment ***
Disabilities ****
Age **
Low qualification **
Unemployment ***

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Empowerment

 

 With beneficiaries

Participation
Promoting individual empowerment
Developing collective responsibility and capacity for action
Participation in running and evaluating activities
Changing attitudes and behavior of key actors

 

 Between national partners

N.C.

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Transnationality

 

 Percentage of the budget for transnational activities

  • 10.0%

 Transnational Co-operation Partnerships

Transnational Co-operation Agreement DPs involved
3618 Empower disabled people in the european union DE XB4-76051-20-20/208
SE 72
4046 HINGE - Handiness and Inclusion as Ground for Equality DE XB4-76051-20-ST/202
FR IDF-2004-43678
IT IT-G2-FRI-002

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Background

 

 Involvment in previous EU programmes

  • Nobody involved in A&E

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National Partners


Partner To be contacted for
YHD-Društvo za teorijo in kulturo hendikepa Co-ordination of experimental activities
Design of the project
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Transnational partnership
Center za neprofitni management
Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije, Center za poslovno usposabljanje
Mestna občina Ljubljana
Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za socialno delo Monitoring, data collection
Zavod RS za zaposlovanje

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Agreement Summary

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No information available.

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YHD-Društvo za teorijo in kulturo hendikepa

(YHD)
Neubergerjeva 7
1000 LJUBLJANA
http://www.yhd-drustvo.si

Tel:+38614312054
Fax:+38614312054
Email:yhd@mail.ljudmila.org

 
Responsibility in the DP: Co-ordination of experimental activities
Design of the project
DP managing organisation
Evaluation
Transnational partnership
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff 50-250
NUTS code:Osrednjeslovenska
Date of joining / leaving:10-09-2004 / 28-10-2007

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YHD – Association for Theory and Culture of Handicap is a non-profit organisation. Our main activity is a project called “Independent living of disabled persons”, which we have now been carrying out for 6 years. Independent living of the handicapped is a program intended for people who wish to live outside the institutionalised forms of care, manage their own life and be responsible for their actions. Consequently, personal assistance, which makes possible for us to perform certain activities that we are unable to perform on our own because of our handicap, is of vital importance. Personal assistance includes personal care, menial tasks, and escort up to 24 hours a day. One has the liberty of choosing one’s personal assistant and the type of assistance on one’s own.
Purpose of YHD:
• Promotion of independent living and development and expansion of our network on the national and international level
• Education of personal assistants, society members, experts, parents and other interested parties on the subject of independent living
• Consultation, information on the options of independent living
• Collecting and forwarding of the literature, audio and video production on the subject of handicap, publishing activities
• Organization of acts of support or protest
• Execution of programmes in the area of social care and all other activities, which contribute to equality of rights
• Striving for equal rights of the handicapped persons, struggle against discrimination, prejudices and stereotypes in all spheres of social life
• Information and raising public awareness, participation in the designing of measures at the local, national and international level
YHD strives for:
• Equal rights and responsibilities for the handicapped people in all spheres of social life
• Treatment of rights of the handicapped as human rights, not merely social.
• Change of legislation and politics in this sphere
• Development of the theory of handicap
• Emancipation and self-determination



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Gorenc Katarina +38614312054 yhd-drustvo@yhd-drustvo.si general information

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Center za neprofitni management

(CNM)
Kersnikova 4
1000 Ljubljana
www.cnm-drustvo.si

Tel:+38641772705
Fax:+38614382215
Email:info@cnm-drustvo.si

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Other
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff < 10
NUTS code:Osrednjeslovenska
Date of joining / leaving:10-09-2004 / 28-10-2007

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Association Centere for Non-profit Management is a non governmental organisation, working on national and international level since 1998. Mission statement of organisation is to educate staff of organisations that work on management level, to offer councelling, developing skills for the improvement of programmes, and support them in their work. Part of the activities is research of different areas of management, enabling the use of new methods and knowledge. With this activities we wish to influence the success of non-profit organisations and to rise the importance of non-profit sector in society.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Čandek Sonja +38641772705 sonja.candek@guest.arnes.si education

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Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije, Center za poslovno usposabljanje

(CPU)
Dimičeva 9
1000 Ljubljana
www.cpu.si

Tel:+38615898652
Fax:+38615655920
Email:ivica.sinkovec@cpu.si

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Chamber of commerce/industry/crafts
Legal status:Non-profit private organisation (including NGO...)
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:Osrednjeslovenska
Date of joining / leaving:10-09-2004 / 28-10-2007

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CPU is an institution with a long tradition of implementation of trainings and workshops for the bussiness in Slovenia. It has 12 years experience as specialised institution if Chamber of Comerce of Slovenia for verified education and training programmes. Our close ties with the actual needs of bussinesses for practical skills and knowledge, has enabled us to grow into one of the biggest implementors of expert education. In last 10 years we have carried out 2060 councelling events, lastiong for 70.770 hours, which had 35.740 participants. Yearly we carry out arround 250 training events, lasting from 8-9.000 hours, with approx. 4.000 participants.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Šinkovec Ivica +38615897655 ivica.sinkovec@cpu.si organization of education

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Mestna občina Ljubljana

(MOL)
Mestni trg 1
1000 Ljubljana
www.ljubljana.si

Tel:+38613061010
Fax:+38613061214
Email:glavna.pisarna@ljubljana.si

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Public authority (national, regional, local)
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:Osrednjeslovenska
Date of joining / leaving:10-09-2004 / 28-10-2007

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Municipality, carrying out activities in the areas of health, social care, pre-school education, education and sport, public services, traffic, local self-government, housing economy, protection and saving, land use, urban planning and environment,



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Skornšek Pleš Tanja +38613064100 tanja.ples@ljubljana.si general information

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Univerza v Ljubljani, Fakulteta za socialno delo

(FSD)
Topniška 31
1000 Ljubljana
www.fsd.si

Tel:+38613006231
Fax:+38612809270
Email:

 
Responsibility in the DP: Monitoring, data collection
Type of organisation:University / Research organisation
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:Staff 10-50
NUTS code:Osrednjeslovenska
Date of joining / leaving:10-09-2004 / 28-10-2007

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Education and research in the field of social work are two core tasks undertaken by the Faculty of Social Work:
- Education and further training of qualified social workers for professional tasks and services in the field of social care are provided within undergraduate and postgraduate studies;
- As a higher education research institution the Faculty is concerned with the development of the profession and science of social work, and conducts basic, applied and development research in the fields of social work and social care, and wider in social policy, applying research achievements to practice.
By its education process and the practice of social work, the Faculty of Social Work aims for the development and dissemination of theoretical concepts, models and methods of social work which would contribute to the establishment and maintenance of fundamental social values and goals such as: provision of the quality of life for individuals, families and groups of the population; social justice, human dignity and equal opportunities; promotion of solidarity and social integration, prevention of poverty and social exclusion.
Social workers’ professional knowledge is twofold in its orientation:
- Primarily, it aims for helping people in social difficulties and distress to maintain, rediscover and develop their potentials for active participation and inclusion in social life on the basis of social equality;
- Simultaneously, it strives for social change to promote social justice and the well-being of all individuals, families and the community, and by building a complex network of services opens possibilities for people to exercise their social rights, helps them satisfy their needs, create wider choice in life and make their own independent decisions.
Both orientations are developed within the education and research programmes of the Faculty of Social Work, and applied to practice by social workers employed both in the public service and the non-governmental sector. With the needs for emancipatory changes and active inclusion in life identified in various fields, social work is not limited to social care only.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Zaviršek Darja +38613006231 darja.zavirsek@fsd.si activities of University

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Zavod RS za zaposlovanje

(ZRSZ)
Glinška 12
1000 Ljubljana
www.ess.gov.si

Tel:+38612002350
Fax:+38614259823
Email:

 
Responsibility in the DP:
Type of organisation:Employment services
Legal status:Public organisation
Size:>250
NUTS code:
Date of joining / leaving:10-09-2004 / 28-10-2007

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Employment Service of Slovenia - the public employment service - has been operating in the territory of Slovenia under various organisational and institutional forms from as early as 1900. Today the Employment Service of Slovenia (ESS) is an independent legal entity with the status of a public institution operating uniformly across the whole of Slovenia. It was founded on the basis of the Employment and Unemployment Insurance Act (Article 61) in 1991.
The ESS management consists of the Director General, appointed by the government for a four-year period, and the Administrative Board, which operates at the national level and is organised on a tripartite basis including 13 members (4 workers’ representatives, 4 employers’ representatives, 4 Government representatives and a representative form the ESS Workers Council). The annual business plan is the basic document which determines the scope and content of the tasks, key quantitative annual targets and material conditions for the ESS operation.

The ESS organisational scheme includes the Head Office (HO), 12 Regional Offices (ROs) and 58 Local Offices (LOs). HO develops professional guideline for work and coordinates the implementation of all ESS activities. It provides all regional and local offices with complete information, personnel, legal, financial, developmental and organisational support and monitors their work. ROs coordinate the activities of LOs. They prepare regional annual working plans and targets and statistical-analytical information, ensure and monitor the implementation of employment programmes in the field, work with employers, external programme providers, local communities and other regional and local partners. Contacts with the unemployed, employers and other clients take place in LOs as these provide all direct services for clients.

As the country’s central institution for the implementation of active employment policy, the ESS works closely with other national institutions and social partners. The ESS staff cooperate with the Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs in preparing basis for employment programmes and other strategic documents.

In accordance with the relevant government HRD strategic plans and studies following the guidelines agreed by the common EU employment policy, the ESS is seen as an important institution with regard to the implementation of national employment policy. The ESS is directly responsible for implementation of the government's employment policy which is gradually shifting towards giving more weight to a variety of active labour market programmes and other measures regarding employment. In compliance with the legal and administrative foundations, the ESS tasks include all preparatory, promotional, professional, financial-administrative, management, reporting and statistical-analytical activities.

The main ESS activities are as follows:

Registration, counselling and placement of the unemployed
Placement and counselling are the main and the largest activities of the ESS. Related to these activities is the maintenance of records of registered unemployed. The doctrine of work with the unemployed supports an individualisation and differentiation approach to clients, where active forms of assistance have priority over passive forms. The latest legal changes brought about a new emphasis on active job search. The ESS prepares a back-to-work plan for each unemployed person and monitors the implementation of arrangements from this plan, supervises job-searching activities and the unemployment status. The ESS combines both individual and group methods of informing and counselling the unemployed within the so called closed system of dealing with clients, practises various forms of cooperation with employers and provides general information on vacancies, labour market, training and education in the so-called open system of dealing with clients.

• Implementation of unemployment insurance schemes
The ESS carries out all procedures regarding the payment of rights arising from the unemployment insurance. These mostly include unemployment benefit and unemployment assistance.

• Implementation of employment programmes
With increasing focus on active labour market policy, this activity has become more and more important since the beginning of 1990s. The ESS has developed a wide network of external training and employment programmes providers.
Currently, the ESS is involved in the following programmes:
- education and training programmes containing programmes of assistance in career planning and job- seeking, job clubs, functional training programmes to acquire additional vocational skills and knowledge, on-the-job training and introduction to work programmes and work trials;
- public works programmes;
- refunding of contributions to employers, joint funding of trainee periods, subsidising of jobs in non-profit activities;
- self-employment facilitation programmes;
- subsidising of sheltered workshops and training and employment programmes for the disabled, containing occupational rehabilitation, subsidies of new jobs for the disabled and adapting of work places for people with severe disabilities;
- restructuring projects in companies, co-financing of the Labour Funds and preservation of jobs.

• Vocational guidance and counselling
The ESS carries out group and individual forms of vocational guidance and counselling for adults and young people. Within this activity, a network of Vocational Information and Counselling Centres and information points in local offices has also been developed. The network offers self-service access to written, audio-visual and electronic information (also via the Internet), self-testing and interactive programmes (job vacancies on the Internet). The ESS is also a member of the European network of National Resource Centres for Vocational Guidance (NRCVG).

• Management and implementation of national scholarship schemes for pupils and students, including Zois scholarships for highly gifted students in intellectual or artistic fields.

• Employment of foreign workers and employment of Slovene workers abroad

• Statistical-analytical and development activities
The ESS secures the professional and methodological basis for its records and for the monitoring of statistical data for all its activities. It prepares regular statistical reports and information at the national and regional levels, analyses of periodic trends and structure of registered unemployment, analyses of individual segments of the labour market and analyses of employers' annual employment plans. The ESS provides data and information for the Intranet and Internet, media, local and regional development institutions and for statistical reports and overviews in the government's communication with international governmental organisations and the European Union.



Contact person(s)

Name First name Phone E-mail Responsibility
Drobnic Tanja +38614799642 tanja.drobnic@ess.gov.si activities of Employment Service

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