The unemployment rate of people in the European Union who have Intellectual and relational Disabilities is more than twice as high as for the general population.
EDGE is aimed at ideating and testing innovative approaches to foster the employability of young people with intellectual and relational disability, creating the ground for their inclusion in the labour market and in the society.
There are three type of actors involved in the issue: young people with ID, the employers and the society.
It will involve:
Besides families, schools, services for people with disabilities, local authorities…
EDGE has three primary strategies:
EDGE is so aimed at improving the well-being and quality of life of young people with mental and relational disabilities, pursuing the following 3 main objectives: