An European Perspective on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities and Elderly 1.09.2008-30.09.2009

An European Perspective on Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
and Elderly
1.09.2008 - 30.09.2009

Occupational therapists have a broad understanding of person, environment and activities as a person- environment interaction which helps people with disabilities and also is useful for other groups of population. The new society demands contribution to the development of knowledge in social sphere, to prepare occupational therapy professionals for work in new emerging settings, like facilitating inclusive employment.

Intensive course 23.03 - 04.04.2009 in Riga will focus on the contribution of occupational therapy and allied health disciplines to social inclusion and (self)employment strategies for persons with disabilities and elderly in different European countries through the development of community based rehabilitation (CBR) projects. The course has been developed in cooperation between ENOTHE network and LLP/Erasmus program.
The volume of the course is 5 - 15 ECTS.

Coordinator: Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Partners:
Rousse University "Angel Kunchew", Bulgaria
Tallinn Health College, Estonia
Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Vilnius University, Lithuania
Hacettepe University, Turkey
Balmes Universitary Foundation, Spain
Bournemouth University, UK

Participants from Tallinn Health College:
Karin Lilienberg, head of the chair of occupational therapy, and students Hanna-Stiina Heinmets, Sandra Pais, Jelena Eestalu and Kairi Lees.