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Shoot a video on PROFARM and win a trip to Italy!

Starting from the 3rd of April 2018, a new amazing initiative for the promotion of social farming in Europe will be launched by the partner organisations of the PROFARM project. If you are between 16 and 30 years old and you live or work in Italy, Germany or the Netherlands, you will have the chance to show your talent in making digital videos and participate at a contest to attend the final international event of PROFARM in Italy next November 2018!  


Dutch national network ProFarm

Recently Groene Welle has started the first ProFarm network in the Netherlands in ‘Het Vechtdal’, we have made contact with a lot of social farmers in that area. We invited a total of 10 social farmers for our first meeting in January 2017. We also invited care professionals, people from school and the local government. While building up the network, we have made use of the profession and knowledge of the cooperation Landbouw en Zorg Overijssel.

From that time on we have continued...

Transition from school to work for people with disabilities in Germany

based on a compilation by Sina-Sophie Stern, Anthropoi, extended by Gerhard Herz, Anthropoi and adapted by Lena Hüttmann, PETRARCA

The transition from school to the work environment represents an important step for all young people in their life. The German case shows a wide spectrum of measures for young people with different skills and disabilities. In fact, there are legal requirements for certain measures, depending on personal circumstances.
The transition school-occupation can be represented in four fields of action:
A)    Vocational Orientation,
B)    Career preparation,

Participate as a piloting farm in PROFARM

The questionnaire for the detection of farms to be involved in the PROFARM experimentation is online

The form for the assessment of the farms, which could fit in the PROFARM experimentation, has been officially published online. The questionnaire is available in 4 different languages, English, Italian, German and Dutch, and will serve as a useful means to proceed towards the next phase of the project.

The goal of this assessment is to find fitting farms, which would like to be active partners of the PROFARM project and will be able to host avocational training for students with special...

PROFARM Influence Policy Plan in the Netherlands

Developing a different learning pathway in a different physical environment that is appropriate to the disabilities of the student.

What is your main goal in terms of policy innovation in the fields covered by the project? How do you think that present practices and procedures could improve thanks to the PROFARM project?

Innovative Learning Pathway (work based)

The major objective is to innovate the framework of secondary vocational educational training (MBO), maybe so at all levels on the location of a care farm in such a manner that students with a disability can acquire knowledge, skills and competences in order to be...

PROFARM Influence Policy Plan in Germany

Involving young persons with disabilities into vocational training on social farms in order to increase/improve their future chances on the labour market.

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) claims the „right of persons with disabilities to work on an equal basis with others“. In the field of vocational guidance programmes persons with disabilities should be enabled „to have effective access” (Art. 27 1. and 1.(d)).

The German labour market is far from being inclusive. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities criticised this in its Concluding Observations on the...