The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) is a higher education public institution with a defined mission in creating, transmitting and diffusing technical-scientific and professional knowledge through the articulation of study, teaching, applied research and experimental development. IPB belongs to the European Network for Universities of Applied Sciences (UASNET), which main objectives include the transferability of professional skills and the integration of applied research in their professional and technological education mission.

Founded in 1983, IPB is presently composed by five schools. Its activities embraces a wide area of knowledge and technology, namely, arts, communication and multimedia, business sciences and law, education and teachers training, agriculture sciences and natural resources, health, tourism, sports, technologies and engineering. The IPB has an internationalization programme with widely recognized success, including the annual mobility of more than 1000 incoming and outgoing students and 300 teaching and non-teaching staff members, as the result of the cooperation with several European HEIs and with universities from the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries and all over the World (

Taking into account its dimension (more than 9000 students and 420 full time equivalent teachers), IPB is placed in the first line of the international mobility. Considering the latest governmental data, 26% of IPB graduates had an international mobility experience during their study programme, which remarkably places IPB above the objective established by the EU for 2020 (20%). IPB also distinguishes itself as partner in European projects, including 14 Strategic Partnerships, 9 former Comenius, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Tempus and Erasmus-Mundus, and 30 Intensive Programmes. The IPB is one of the few Portuguese HEIs awarded with both the ECTS and the DS Labels, thus assuring the quality and the transparency of the management and the fair academic and professional recognition of its qualifications (,

IPB is a certified institution awarded with ISO 2001:2008 standards certificate, our Planning and Quality Management Office implements mechanisms of quality control in order to improve quality of services and follow financial implementation of projects.

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World Innovative Sustainable Solutions, Istanbul, Turkiye

The NGO’s staff members have been working over 14 years in the youth sector. The purpose of this parent association is to contribute to cultural transformation in individuals and society for a sustainable life; to offer creative solutions to the complex problems of our time with a systemic and holistic perspective; to raise awareness, inspire and support a sustainable life for social, ecological and economic sustainability. It offers inclusive, innovative and sustainable solutions in the field of education, career guidance, green economy, STEM technologies, etc. It carries out academic studies and publications in educational studies on educational, social and cultural issues. Part of the staff of the organisation is consisting of mentors and job coaches, who will provide expertise in the field of this project. The organisation is working also intensively with parents of marginalised youth through provision of further guidance and support on educational and labour market inclusion. WINSS will be the leader on development of pilot plan for the organisation of the blended trainings of youth NGO’s disability moderators. They are representing more than 500 parents of youth with disabilities and their collaboration with them will be beneficial for the finalisation and appropriateness of the project results.

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Bulgarian Inclusion Support Team, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Association organizes activities related to the implementation of inclusive education and labour market support for students, young people and adults in terms of successful implementation in Bulgaria of inclusive school education, vocational education and training, supported employment, inclusion and sustainability in the labor market and implementation of social inclusion in culture, sports and society as a whole. Although it was established in 2021, the team of the organisation consists of leading experts in the field of inclusive education, supported employment, recognition of prior learning, recognition and validation of learning outcomes. Their team members are frequently invited as guest speakers at major national and EU conferences in the field of inclusive education, career guidance and counselling, validation of learning outcomes as well as in the Committees to the Ministry of Education & Science and National Agency for Vocational Education & Training. The key staff of the organisation is among accreditation committee for the approval of new state educational standards. Their experts have participated in the creation and approval of new job profiles such as the Supported employment consultant for people with disabilities and Assistive technologies salesperson in Bulgaria. Therefore, they will be the leader on the development of New
functional profile of “Disability support moderator”.

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AMPAT, Madrid Association of Inclusive Education Professionals, was born in 2004 due to the need to create an association of qualified and specialized people in inclusive education and production of supportive training materials to ensure their proper educational and societal inclusion. AMPAT has the official qualification of “social interest”, granted by the Community of Madrid. AMPAT is currently made up of more than 50 associates from the most important specialties involved in an Childhood Intervention process, such as health, pediatrics, education, psychology, pedagogy and technology. The professionals who participate in our association have extensive experience of many years of practice, most of them having obtained the academic degree of doctor in their respective specialties. Many of them are also university professors who teach at the Complutense University of Madrid and other universities or teaching centers, with which AMPAT maintains close ties in the field of research, as well as regular collaborations in projects of all kinds. AMPAT maintains relations with institutions and organizations such as EURLYAID, GAT, SIPOSIO, POLIBEA, Secretary of State for Social Services and Secretary General of the Royal Board of Trustees on Disability, national and international foundations, and universities. Its members form part of scientific and professional committees such as the Commission for Children and Adolescents with Disabilities of the Community of Madrid, or the Educational Inclusion Network, and participate in specialized university master’s degrees, conferences, seminars, and continuing education courses, as well as in conferences on current affairs and social interest. AMPAT organizes sessions for the exchange of experiences and interdisciplinary sessions, as well as congresses. It also publishes reports and technical documents in its field of action with the results of the research it carries out.

The role of this partner will be mainly onto the pedagogical and didactic preparation of training handbook on disability awareness, disability etiquette, communication guidelines. They will lead on the formulation and realisation of train the youth trainers workshops, which will be part of the project realisation. AMPAT will ensure wider dissemination and exploitation of the project results in Spain and on EU and Latin America levels.

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