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    Mechanisms of social integration for children with special needs

    Project implementer : Center for Education Initiatives (CEI)
    Duration of project : 01/10/2013 – 31/05/2015
    Place of the project realization : 4 regions of Latvia (except Riga)
    Project partners : Pedverket Resource Center, Education Projects
    The project is financially supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Project co-financed by Cesis municipality, Jekabpils municipality, Jurmala municipality, Preili municipality.
    More: http://www.iic.lv/english/current-projects-2/project-mechanisms-of-social-integration-for-children-and-youths-with-special-needs/

    Description of practice :

    The main activities are : variety of inclusive support events for the target group children and youth to help them to acquire social and cognitive skills; development and realization of innovative social services; improvement of the access to the informative environment; training of mediators and action, schooling of social partners (pedagogues, parents, social workers and other specialists) by using the Norwegian methodology Grunnlaget; activities which promote public awareness and active participation to advocate the target group rights; strengthening cooperation with the Norwegian partner to ensure long term sustainable operation.

    Need addressed :

    The direct project goal is to promote integration of children and youth with special needs in the local community, to improve quality of their education and reduce their exclusion by promoting advocacy of their rights and interests on the regional, national and international level. The direct target group is children and youth with functional impairment (special needs).

    Outcomes :

    The main planned results : the target group benefits both from the social effect of integration which comes from integration among peers and inclusion in different areas of life as well as from the effect of the cognitive development; their study results are considerably improved; training courses are developed and specialists have been educated; the local community target groups have been activated and educated on the issues of advocacy of rights/provision of rights on municipal and national level; new services are developed; access to the informative environment are improved and a new e-information point has been created, etc.

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