The project DISENEX – Disability Entrepreneurship Expert focuses on five of the eight main areas of action defined in the European Disability Strategy 2012-2020: accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education, and training. Self-employment, according to the OECD (2014) research, supports active economic and social involvement, allows for greater flexibility in workload, work hours, and location, and provides more elasticity in managing with handicap than is frequently seen in employment.
Economic integration is a decisive aspect in the inclusion of individuals with disabilities since it not only allows them to live a self-determined life but also adds to their social acknowledgment. We want to build up the autonomy and self-confidence of the disadvantaged groups, so our project aims at supporting people with disabilities to identify and develop their own strengths and skills.
Based on the DISENEX - Disability Entrepreneurship Expert, the DISENEX+East project strengthens the international exchange of innovative ideas and experiences between civil society actors in Europe, the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia and aims to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities and make (social) entrepreneurship more understandable and accessible.
The project is co-funded by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
DISENEX – Disability Entrepreneurial Expert
What we do
We want to build up the autonomy of the disadvantaged groups, so our project aims at supporting people with disabilities to identify and develop their own strengths and skills:
- we motivate
- we inform
- we facilitate training
To complete our goals we have elaborated sereval products:
- DISENEX Methodology and Guidelines
- DISENEX Learning Video
- DISENEX Database & Portal
- Teacher Trainings and Pilot Trainings
Read our news about:
- the state of project
- the social entreprenuership in your country
- social entreprenuers with disabilities
and many more.