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Training as Vehicle to Employment: Newsletter, January-February 2008

Dear Reader

Welcome to the 6th common newsletter to the EU wide project ‘Training as Vehicle to Employment’ (TVE).

TVE is being run in Ireland, Latvia, Germany, Finland, Greece, Spain, Sweden Poland and Bulgaria. You can find up-to-date information from the international website http://www.independentliving.org/training

Project Update

The TVE-project is officially over but work is still being done. During February the booklet “Make It Work – from policy to action” will be circulated all around the project organisation’s networks.

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the booklet (the booklet is available in English, German, Spanish, Greek, Latvian, Polish, Swedish, Finnish and Bulgarian), please contact name and e-mail address to national coordinator

International Conference/Workshop in Sofia, Bulgaria

On 15-16th of February, The Centre for Independent Living (CIL) – Sofia is organising an international workshop presenting European practices where international guests from eight countries in the European network (Sweden, Latvia, Poland, Spain, Greece, Finland, Ireland and Germany) and Bulgarian government officials will meet in Sofia to discuss different practices of accommodating disabled trainees/interns in the EU countries and institutions. The purpose is to share experience and motivate the Bulgarian government agencies to set up and offer traineeships and internships to qualified disabled applicants and to work towards making these opportunities also inclusive for youth with disabilities. The network members will be encouraged to share suggestions, technical and organizational expertise, and examples of good and bad practices. Member from the TVE project group will present the project and its outcomes.


Training as Vehicle to Employment, TVE, was a two year project that started in January 2006 and ended in December 2007.