Ago­ra project: devel­op­ing ECI ser­vices through par­tic­i­pa­tion & co-production

Dura­tion: 28 months. Pos­si­ble trough fund­ing by VELUX Foundation.

Project part­ners:
— EASPD-Brussels
— Diz­ab­net- Romania
— Naso-Bulgaria
— Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Sup­port­ers and Ser­vice Providers of ECI- Slovakia
— Gezen­guz Foun­da­tion- Hungary
— CSWU-Poland

The project con­sists on an inno­v­a­tive pilot ini­tia­tive devel­oped in 5 Cen­tral and East­ern (CEE) coun­tries (Hun­gary, Slo­va­kia, Poland, Roma­nia and Bul­gar­ia) addressed to over­come the chal­lenges in the imple­men­ta­tion of strate­gies to devel­op ade­quate Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion (ECI) sys­tems for chil­dren with disabilities.
Why “AGO­RA”?
1. We want to cre­ate an all-embrac­ing learn­ing and con­ven­ing space to bring togeth­er essen­tial actors to co-pro­duce high qual­i­ty ECI services
2. We want to pro­duce prac­ti­cal guid­ance and tools to pro­voke a sys­temic change on the social wel­fare sys­tem by improv­ing the legal and pol­i­cy frame­works at Euro­pean, nation­al and/or region­al levels
3. We want to devel­op exam­ples that can serve as inspir­ing guide­lines for oth­er coun­tries in Europe and oth­er groups of chil­dren with spe­cial needs or at risk of exclu­sion (such as chil­dren with Roma or migrant background).