about our project
About 20-22% of the EU population is Neurodiverse, which means that their brain works different. Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Asperger, Autism, Tourette or Dyscalculia are the most common disorders. As these conditions are frequently co morbid it is difficult to estimate the total number of children and adults in
the population who are experiencing some difficulties from one, or a combination of the neurodiversity. Many children never get diagnosed, or do so later in life after years of struggling or at a crisis point in their lives. During the past years, the number of Neurodiverse kids has increased, or at least, those being diagnosed and measured at schools, high schools and Universities. These have adapted and they do have developed and implemented specific procedures for Neurodiverse. But when getting to an adult and to the work world, we find that most of the organisations are physically and structurally set up for ‘neurotypicals’ and neurodiverse experiment huge problems to access a job, from the interview to their daily work.
Neurodiversity Power project aim to raise awareness and understanding of Neurodivergent at work, to visibilize an increasing collective of people with another way of brain performance so to ensure their work inclusion in the best way.
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Neurodiversity Power project general objective is to help to create or achieve a culture of Inclusion of Neurodiversity, by developing the right roles, the right environment and the right leadership at the Organizations.
- Develop basic and transversal skills by implementing a Handbook that includes Methodology, Techniques and Tools at the Organization
- Promote unconventional and informal learning to build self-confidence, brake barriers and empower Neurodiversity
- Develop a programme that enhances Human Resources managers and/or VET Trainers, developing new and creative tools that will improve the learning experience of the skills of experienced entities working with Neurodiverse.
The NeuroPower target group are:
- VET Trainers in general
- VET Trainers working with Special Educational Needs
- HHRR Managers from all kinds of Organizations
- Managers from all type of Organizations
- Experts in educational & social
- Experts in Special Educational Needs (educational psychologists, clinical psychologists, therapists)
- Psychologists and mental health specialists
- The Weber Foundation (created under the umbrella of Weber Economy and Health SL) is a non-profit organization, based in Madrid, specialized in applied social and economic research.
- Its expertise lies mainly in the field of Health Economics.
- Its clients and funders are both private companies, mainly from the healthcare sector, and governmental institutions within Spain.
- Its main objective is to help improving efficiency in decision-making processes in the National Health System
ACTA - European Centre for Socio-Professional Integration
The European Center ACTA aims to develop people’s professional and social skills in order to adapt and integrate effectively in a dynamic society. ACTA Center is a bridge between training and the labor market and our staff has experience in educational activities and is motivated by innovative perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches in education. The common feature of our projects and programs is to find new and quality solutions that we adapt to the needs of the target groups:
professional and social integration of people in order to offer equal opportunities to the most disadvantaged groups
expanding and strengthening collaboration between schools, NGOs and other beneficiaries within the community
economic and civic growth of people through lifelong learning
We actively collaborate with other organizations at European, national and local level, with various actors and target groups, educational institutions, research centers, universities, private organizations, associations, companies, public authorities.
INNOWA - Association for the promotion of Talent and Technological and Social Innovation
INNOWA is a non-profit association created in July 2020, whose objectives are to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations (UN). The staff is made up of 3 technicians, each with more than 20 years of experience in Innovation and Training projects and services.
The association has a mission to develop and support the use of non-formal education, encourage entrepreneurship, boost creativity, support environmental awareness, and develop solidarity and tolerance among young people and adults, including workers, NEETs, retirees. .
The Association works in the fields of Technology and Social Innovation, especially in the sectors of Entrepreneurship, Inclusion, Women and Business. We plan to help all kinds of entities to be part of the UN strategy to create a better planet, and that is why we want to work on non-formal training, design and carry out workshops related to the topics that interest us so that our students can acquire new skills.
The association’s staff has been involved in Social Innovation projects related to Entrepreneurship, Motivation and Inclusion for people with SEN, such as SENPOWER (http://www.senpower.eu/) or MOSI LIFE (https:// tinyurl.com/9t7t9enr) and are regular contributors to the National ADHD Network (https://www.redtdah.org/ )
BOSEV Research Foundation - Buyuk Ortadogu Saglik Ve Egitim Vakfi
Buyuk Ortadogu Saglik Ve Egitim Vakfi (BOSEV, Research Foundation) from Ankara/Turkey was founded as an umbrella structure in 2009 by a group of professionals working in the medical field, additionally from other sectors like education, sports, business world, and ICT. BOSEV aims to support research developments in the medical and in the education sector with its rich staff capacity and high profile background. In regards to this aim, BOSEV hosts medical publications with periodical medical magazines; has 50 management board professionals and 100 members providing ongoing, varied voluntary support; and transfers experience and capacity of over 1000 staff working in BOSEV hospitals, medical centers, clinics and in a media company. BOSEV R&D Team focuses on developing and introducing solutions for systemic social, education and economic problems. These solutions are developed through various layers of interaction with stakeholders. We believe that quality of life improves when the process of social innovation is leveraged to attain social justice, solve systemic problems and develop solutions that may provide opportunities for individuals and organizations.
CATRO - Creative, Courageous, Committed
In the globalising economy, human resources management is becoming a cross-border task, incorporating both: inter-disciplinary and international aspects. With offices in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, CATRO is prepared to be your partner in every challenge that your organisation faces concerning your human capital.
CATRO Bulgaria is part of the leading Austrian consultancy group – CATRO Personalberatung, dieBerater® and MAKAM Research, providing cutting-edge know-how in all areas related to human resources management and development. We are able to draw on the skills and knowledge of specialists with international experience and to offer our clients strong expertise in recruiting new talents, developing employees’ potential, providing HR consultancy, and supporting social causes through CSR activities. We take into account local market and culture specifics, strongly believing we are the most helpful to our clients by combining both the advantages of the global and the local experience and know-how.