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Watch the on-demand webinar “The importance of VET for inclusion”

Following its campaign on access to employment and education “I can LEARN. I can WORK” to mark World Autism Awareness Day (2 April), Autism-Europe hosted the free on-demand webinar: “The importance of quality Vocational Education and Training for inclusion: the success story of the Erasmus+ project ChildIN”. The 2-hour webinar took place on April 21, 2021, and an on demand version is available after until the 19th of May.

Autistic people and their families, professionals, associations, policy-maker and other interested parties are invited to take part on this collaborative event about EU Vocational Education and Training (VET) policies and good practices for fostering inclusion of autistic people. The Erasmus+ project ChildIN, of which Autism-Europe is partner, will be presented in detail as a success story.

In the first part of the event, a selected panel of speakers representing the disability communities and child (rights/care) and family representatives, as well as other relevant policymakers’ stakeholders in the field of VET, from regional, national, and European level will take the floor:

The second part of the event will be exclusively devoted to present the outcomes and the policy recommendations of the Erasmus+ project ChildIN (Training childminders across Europe for inclusion), with partner organisations from France, Portugal, and Poland.

Register and watch the webinar

After the 19th of May 2021, a recording of the webinar will be available on our Facebook page

More information about the ChildIN project

Total duration: 2 hours

Language of the webinar: English


Aurélie Baranger

Director of Autism-Europe


Opening statement

Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová

Chair of European Parliament Committee on Employment and Social Affairs.

Quality VET as a driver for inclusion and employment: key EU policies and projects in the field.

Overview of EU policies related to inclusion and VET

Camille Roux

Disability, Education, Social exclusion policy and advocacy officer at COFACE Families

Families and disabilities at stake: what solutions can be expected from the European Disability Rights Strategy and the European Pillar of Social Rights?

Zuzsanna Konradova

Coordinator of Alternative Childcare policies at Eurochild.


The Child Guarantee as a precedent for the policy framework adopted by the Child Rights initiative: promising results and challenges ahead.


Marie-Béatrice Levaux

President of the European Federation for Family Employment and Homecare (EFFE)


Home employment: a tailored answer for families and children’ needs promoting fair working and employment conditions.


Ilana Cicurel

Member of the European Parliament


The future of education and VET: the Erasmus+ programme takes its inclusive dimension to a new horizon.

 The Erasmus+ project ChildIN, a success story

Nadège Turco

Executive Director of IPERIA

Transforming VET policies into professionalisation and social inclusion tools: the origin and the future of ChildIN project.
Gloria Ortiz

Project coordinator of IPERIA


The ChildIN project in a nutshell
Alain Lassus

President of the French Department of La Nièvre


Rui Pena,

President of Cooperativa Comenius, Portugal


Elsa Vieira,

Director of the Portuguese Association for Developmental Disorders and Autism of Coimbra (APPDA Coimbra)


Beata Traczewska-Skóra

Director of EU funds at Techpal, Poland


The ChildIN experience across countries, impact and way forward.
Aurélie Baranger

Director of Autism-Europe

ChildIN Recommendations for policy-makers

Closing statement

Radka Maxová

Member of the European Parliament

The inclusive dimension of the European Skills Agenda: leave no-one behind.
Aurélie Baranger

Director of Autism-Europe

Concluding remarks
END of the webinar


If you wish to address questions and comments to the panelist, please send us an email via: communication@autismeurope.org