Kick off meeting – CO4TRAN

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The first inaugural meeting of CO4TRAN project was held on 17th February 2022, online on the Zoom platform. Aim of the project: The Co4Tran project – TRAINING FOR THE TRANSITION FROM SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT TO EMPLOYMENT IN THE FREE MARKET, aims to include, from a practical and constructive point of view, as part of good work practices, designing appropriate and inclusive training for multidisciplinary teams that accompany working people with people with disabilities to facilitate their transition from an integration company to the ordinary labour market, thanks to the job of a “transit manager”. Programme: Erasmus+ project Reference number: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-VET-000028035 Cooperation between organizations and institutions in the Vocational Education sector Type of activity: Associations for cooperation in the field of vocational training European funds: EUR 123,238 Duration: February 2022 – February 2024 Coordinator: National Confederation of Special Employment Centers (CONACEE) On the first Zoom meeting all partners were introduced and all details of CO4TRAN project were discussed. The first preparatory Zoom meeting was attended by representatives of the project leader, Spanish National Confederation of Special Employment Centers CONACEE (CONACEE Confederación Nacional Centros Especiales Empleo) and representatives of partner organizations from Spain – Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University in Madrid), Germany – Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Inklusionsfirmen and Fachberatung fuer Arbeits- und Firmenprojekte , France – Union Nationale Des Entreprises Adaptees Unea, Belgium – Entente Wallonne des Enterprises de Travail Adapte (EWETA) and Poland –Social Economy Support Centre Association Ja-Ty-My. Its conduction and its achievements whose strong point is considered to be the Partnership itself because of its motivation, experience, positive attitude, proactivity and communication. Particularly, in the discussion among the participants, some aspects to improve and to take into account for future meetings were observed, such as the use of a translator / interpreter to facilitate the attention of participants with disabilities attending the meetings. The clarity of the presentation and its delivery was also highlighted. This positively impacted not only to the quality of discussion that will lead to an excellent project implementation but especially to the creation of a network of Partners that cooperate, with a shared synergy, for a common objective, the appropriate transition of people with disabilities from sheltered employment to mainstream employment, laying common foundations, based on good practices and an appropriate working methodology.