Principle 1 Education, training and life long learning

Principle 1. Education, training and life-long learning 

Everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning in order to maintain and acquire skills that enable them to participate fully in society and manage successfully transitions in the labour market. 

To implement this principle EPR recommends the following issues are prioritised:

- Improving access to quality education and vocational training (VET) services for PWD to improve their skills and qualifications.

-Promoting cooperation between the labour market and VET actors, in particular involving local and regional authorities and stakeholders’ associations in order to ensure good transitions from education to employment.

-The increasing use of ICT and Assistive Technology to meet service users’ needs requires individual, services and welfare capacity to adjust and learn new skills. Training opportunities for staff need to be available, as well as investments in innovative solutions, in order for them to acquire the skills necessary to work in a digitalised labour market. 

-VET services need to keep on top of trends and adapt programmes and curricula, in cooperation with businesses, to ensure they match with labour market needs and equip people to work in fast-changing environments and with ICT tools. 

Examples of good practice that link to the above EPSR's principle 1.

1. Theotokos Foundation. Peer teaching in yoga practices

2. Fundacion Rey Ardid. Program for people with a disability 

3. Socialas integracigjas valsts agentura (SIVA). "The Career development support methodology" 

4. Education Support Service Learning & Assessment, Rehab Group, Ireland

5. Special Support in a Mainstream Environment: Verzahnte Ausbildung mit Betrieben