Awareness on social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities has been increasing thanks to measures and actions adopted at both National and European levels. The EU promotes the active inclusion and full participation of disabled people in society. Giving them the opportunity to do an internship abroad can represent an important chance to enrich their cv and to present themselves with greater determination in the face of potential employers. Unfortunately, due to lack of specific information regarding the mobility of people with disabilities, many VET providers are led to imagine that having people with disabilities involved in a mobility project entails a great deal of extra work and possible complications. At the same time there is a poor connection between the world of VET organisations and that of NGOs focused on people with disabilities, therefore the number of people with ID engaging in a mobility is still very low.
Developing partnerships supporting the setting up and implementation of internationalisation strategies for VET providers. PR.E.S.T.O. puts in place a training and awareness raising strategy useful to pro-mote quality mobility of VET learners with disabilities and to foster VET internationalisation. The partnership will identify, test, and evaluate Guidelines and training tools aimed at enabling VET providers (managers and project designers) to plan and manage quality mobility paths for disabled people and that will facilitate their engagement in international cooperation paths.