The Starting Up – Accelerators of entrepreneurship 4 inclusion project is aimed at young people with intellectual and developmental difficulties (IDDs) with a degree of incapacity up to 60%, this group hasn’t had opportunities to continue studies or to enter the labour market.


In terms of impact we expect this project to increase the awareness to this problematic and to increase the chances of this young students to enter the labour market. This is especially important, because it demonstrates the lack of attention being paid to young people with disabilities. Therefore, implementing this project will certainly raise the chances of them being more integrated in the society. We expect the project to remain sustainable, assuring that the developed content stays available and accessible long after the funding. Also, by maintaining the job platform network we hope to constantly increase the network of stakeholders (e.g. associations, enterprises, schools) that will keep the project sustainable. Lastly, with this project we hope to influence policy makers in creating state.

  1. Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal:
  2. Hrvatska zajednica za Down sindrom, Croatia:
  3. Center for Social Innovation – CSI, Cyprus:
  4. NERSANT – Associação Empresarial da Região de Santarém, Portugal:

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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Number: 2019-1-PT02-KA205-005995