Project description

Awareness4Change is a project aiming at screening and improving the interactions between the wide public and people with disabilities. In accordance with this, the goal is to increase the understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities, especially when it comes to labor market inclusion.


• Understanding the currents European attitudes toward disability and toward people with disability – with a specific focus on the opinions and attitudes of the persons working in the Human Resources Departments, as they are the agents in charge of labor market inclusion
• Understanding the perceptions and experiences of people with disability towards the persons within the civil society in regards to disability
• Launching a transnational campaign to encourage the European public to think about how disabled people can be included more in our lives.
• Improving people with disabilities’ experiences when they participate in everyday life areas, such as transport, public services, health services, etc.

Expected outcomes

IO1 – Organizations’ human resources departments report on current attitudes towards disability and disabled people
IO2 – Disabled people’s perceptions and experiences report on civil society’s attitudes towards disability and disabled people
IO3 – Awareness training materials to address attitudinal barriers and negative attitudes


Fundação Afid diferença, ​Portugal


Aproximar Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, CRL, Portugal

Asociația Consultanților și Experților în Economie Socială, Romania

Diakonie Ruhr-Hellweg e.V., Germany

European Association For Social Innovation, Romania

Merseyside Expanding Horizons Limited, United Kingdom


01/09/2019 – 31/08/2022 (36 months)

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