Project partners

Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (Germany)

The Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE) is a scientific centre of the University of Siegen located in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). Since its establishment in 1997, it has become a well-recognized interdisciplinary scientific research centre engaged in research and consultation in social work, education, healthcare, and social policy. The ZPE is well connected with social work actors on regional and national level. On the international level, the ZPE is involved in European and other international research activities and experienced in research co-operation. In the CISCOS project the centre acts as coordinating partner.

European Association of Service Provides for Persons with Disabilities (Belgium)

European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) represents around 11.000 services across Europe and across disabilities. The main objective of EASPD is to promote the equalisation of opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high quality service systems. EASPD and its members are committed to use and develop models of good practices to promote the respect, inclusion, rights based on effective participation and full citizenship for those it supports, following the principles enshrined in the UN-CRPD. EASPD and its members have long term cooperation and partnerships with user’s organisations, employers, universities and researchers, education providers and authorities at all levels.

Warsaw School of Economics (Poland)

Warsaw School of Economics is the oldest university of economics in Poland and one of the leading universities of economics in Europe. SGH was founded in 1906 as the first public university of economics and management in Poland. It maintains close links with business community that facilitate conducting research projects. SGH is ranked Poland’s top research university in economic sciences, with the grade of excellency awarded by Ministry of Science and Higher Education.

University of Seville (Spain)

The University of Seville is a ’Public Law’ institution, founded in 1505 and the second biggest Spanish university by its number of students. Its academic offer includes degrees in Bio-sanitary, Scientific, Technological, Humanistic and Social areas of study as well as Expert and Advanced training courses endorsed by the University of Seville. In addition to this educational offer, the University holds academic and exchange partnerships with 850 institutions throughout the world. More than two thousand incoming and outgoing exchange students are monitored every year.

Health & Territory Research (HTR) is an innovative, international and interdisciplinary research group of the University of Seville made up of geographers, urban planners, environmentalists, psychologists and statisticians who research on urban health and its socio-economic, environmental and geographic conditions. HTR specializes in conducting representative population surveys, statistical data analysis, field studies and the use of spatial analysis tools, which contribute to the creation of scientific evidence and its dissemination through high impact publications. We also have experience working with important partners from the public administration, private companies, scientific societies and patient associations.

CUDV Draga (Slovenia)

CUDV Draga (‘Education, Work and Care Center Draga), was established by the government of Republica of Slovenia as an umbrela organisation for training, education, occupation, health care and rehabilitation for more than 450 children, adolescents and adults with moderate, severe and profound learning disabilities and sensory impairments. The main aim of CUDV DRAGA is to give persons with mental impairments opportunities to learn, train, work and improve quality of life.

Hand in Hand Foundation (Hungary)

Hand in Hand Foundation has been working for the creation of a community in which people with disabilities can live with dignity since its foundation in 1993. The Foundation as a direct service provider reaches people with disabilities and their families with its legal aid and information service, its anti-discrimination signaling system, its labour market mediation service. It also supports the work of professionals through professional trainings, provides methodological service to social service provider organisations and assists families and professionals affected with various publications.

City of Lund (Sweden)

Lund is a city in the southern Sweden and has around 90.000 citizens. The city is the capital of Lund Municipality in the County of Skåne.

Panagia Eleousa (Greece)

Panagia Eleousa provides services for people with intellectual and related disabilities. The organisation has created structures and implemented innovative actions (facility of assisted living, counselling station, cultural club, 2 exhibition rooms-shops, Nautical Sports, Environmental Centre, etc). It provides education, lifelong care, vocational training and counselling-support services aiming at social rehabilitation, inclusion, development of personal and social skills and psychological support to 160 people with intellectual and related disabilities and to their families free of charge.

Disability Federation of Ireland (Ireland)

DFI is the national umbrella body for voluntary disability organisations in Ireland, with over 130 associates organisations representing all aspects of disability. The main objective of DFI is to benefit the community by supporting the contribution, protecting the rights and valuing the roles of pwd in the community, encouraging their fullest participation in the society. DFI provides information, training and support, networking, advocacy and representation, research and policy development/implementation, and organisation and management development.