SENEL project logoThe international project Special Education Needs Employment Links (SENEL) prioritises for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), support for their transition into the labour market from vocational education and training (VET) and further education (FE).

In almost all countries in the EU, such groups are particularly at risk of dropping out at this critical stage in their education and development. The key objective of this two-year Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project is to contribute two dynamic and culturally sensitive tools for use across Europe to support this transition process for students with SEND.

What do we do?SENEL project partners

The SENEL project's development work focuses on three outcomes:

  • A portable exhibition of best practices (Outcome 1)
  • A tool for employers: “A Mini Guide for Employers of Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disability” (Outcome 2)
  •  A tool for young people with SEND: “The Passport to Employment for Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities” (Outcome 3)

Duration

01.09.2015 - 31.08.2017

Partners

  • University of Northampton/School of Education (UoN), United Kingdom
  • Activate Learning (AL), United Kingdom
  • JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Teacher Education College, Finland
  • The Finnish Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (FAIDD), Finland
  • Katholische Jugendfürsorge der Diözese Augsburg e. V., Germany
  • Masaryk University/Faculty of Education (MU), Czech Republic
  • AGAPO, o.p.s., Czech Republic

The SENEL project is coordinated by the University of Northampton, School of Education. This collaborative project comprises partners, with direct experience and complementary skills, from the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

The consortium includes one institution of higher education from each participating country, in conjunction with one national partner of differing organisational structures including VET/HE institutions, NGOs and disability organisations, all of whom offer specific skills and knowledge to maximise pan-European impact on the target audience consortium.

Click the flags below to read more about each partners' development work.

United Kingdom Germany Czech Republic Finland

 

Funding body

The project is co-funded by the Erasmus + Programme of the European Union and managed in collaboration with the UK body Ecorys.  The Strategic Partnership projects funded under this Key Action focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices between participating countries. More information can be found at EU's Erasmus+ website.

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

 

Contact us

Dr Sheena Bell

Helen Trory

Paul Bramble

sheena.bell(at)northampton.ac.uk helen.trory(at)northampton.ac.uk paul.bramble(at)northampton.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in SEN and Inclusion Senior Lecturer in SEN and Inclusion


Project Officer (Research & Enterprise)


School of Education, The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
NORTHAMPTON, NN2 7AL

Mäkinen Maija

Mäkinen Maija

Yliopettaja, Principal Lecturer
Jatkokoulutukset, Further Education
Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu, Professional Teacher Education
+358400505137

2015-1-UK01-KA202-013651

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
 

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