EU project "ESES – Designing a competency profile for the European Supported Employment Specialist"


European Commission, Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo

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ESES (Designing the Competence Profile of the European Supported Employment Specialist) is a Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Project funded by the European Commission within the Lifelong Learning Programme. The main objective of the project is to define the competences and the professional profile of the European Supported Employment Specialist according to the guidelines set by the European Credit System of Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).

Supported Employment is one of the chief constituents of the non-exclusionary policy pursued by the European Union and its effectiveness is grounded on a broad-based approach characterized by customer-oriented procedures, clear codes of practice, targeted vocational programs and a dynamic system of both serviceable labour market pathways and functional lifelong learning policies.


ESES aims at designing the competence requirements for Supported Employment Specialists (SESs) working with disabled jobseekers, and therefore at setting a benchmark with regard to several aspects of the profession: certified training and upgrading, definition of tasks, and validation of skills and knowledge throughout EU countries.


Soc. Coop. Aforisma (IT) – project coordinator; ADPI. Association pour le Développement de la Pédagogie de l’Individualisation (F), BDC. Business and Development Center (PL), DIA-SPORT Association (BG), EUSE - European Union of Supported Employment, PROIN. Centros de Promoción Integral (ESP), queraum. kultur- und sozialforschung (AT)

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