Let's Work Together

Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Centre is always happy to consider all means of international cooperation in order to help us fulfill our strategic aims, which include spreading international competence in Estonia. 

In case of any ideas or enquiries regarding our international cooperation (including specific project partnership proposals), you are welcome to contact Marit Okas (contact information here)

Our International Involvement

Astangu centre has been an associate member of the European Platform for Rehabilitation since 2005. Our active membership makes Astangu a leading developer of our field in Europe.  We are thus involved in the development of the field of rehabilitation with European partners.

We have hosted trainees from abroad, most recently from Germany (SRH Berufsbildungswerk Neckargemünd) and Finland (Luovi Ammattiopisto).

Current and Past Projects

Within the last 10 years, Astangu has been involved in over 50 European projects.
Astangu centre is dedicated to continuous development. In order to offer flexible and need-based rehabilitation programmes to our clients, and to provide them employment-related support, we aim to continuously develop both our clients and staff. Carrying out projects is one of the ways of improving the competencies of our staff and clients, and introducing innovative methods and approaches into our work.

Depending on the project, Astangu has been either a project partner or a lead partner.

Examples of our current international projects include:

  • Inclusive Diverse Solutions for Vocational Education Training (http://www.indiverso-erasmus.eu/;  funded with support from the European Commission, through Erasmus+ Program; 2014-2017)
  • Sport+4All - Active and Included (http://www.sportplus4all.eu/; Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union; 2015-2017)
  • Empowerment by Employment (materials will be presented soon; supported by the Nordplus Adult programme)
  • Practical training in Germany and Finland for the students of software development (funding from the Erasmus+ Programme for Vocational Education and Training;)

Examples of past projects include:

  • Development of Sustainable Quality Assurance in VET (www.desqual-leonardo.eu; funding from LdV Transfer of Innovation; 2013-2015)
  • Learnabil-IT: Mutual learning on skills for the ICT labour market of people with disabilities (funding from the European Commission, EU Sector Skills Councils, Restructuring; 2014)
  • Development of rehabilitation services for people with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) (funding from VETPRO, LdV Mobility; 2014)
  • Practical training in Germany for the students of software and database administration (funding from LdV Mobility; 2011)
  • Improving the support measures for disabled clients in Astangu Centre (funding from LdV Mobility (People in the Labour Market); 2010-2011)
  • JobPics Europe (funding from LdV Transfer of Innovation; 2010-2012)
  • Rehabilitation program for people with traumatic brain injury (funding from LdV Mobility (People in the Labour Market); 2009-2010)
  • Methods for pre-vocational assessment (funding from VETPRO; 2010)
  • Practical training in Finland for bakery and handicraft students (funding from LdV Mobility (Initial Vocational Training); 2010-2011)
  • Guiding for Educable Mentally Disabled Individuals to Labour Market- EMDI (funding from LdV; 2009-2011)
  • Pathways to work (funding from LdV Transfer of Innovation; 2009-2011)
  • Increasing the employment of disabled people using the method of supported employment (2010-2012)