Start: 01/11/2018, End 31/10/2020



AVA­PACE, Aso­cia­cion Valen­ciana de Ayu­da a la Par­al­i­sis Cere­bral, Project leader and coor­di­na­tor
http://www.avapace.org/noticia-detalle.php?IDnoticia=339)  , Spain; 
IL CER­CHIO, umbrel­la organ­i­sa­tion for 16 organ­i­sa­tions focussed on social inclu­sion, Italy; 
APCB (Asso­ci­a­tion of CP of Bra­ga) , Por­tu­gal;  
DAAS, IT sup­port, Spain;  
HURT, Croa­t­ian Asso­ci­a­tion of Occu­pa­tion­al Ther­a­pists, Croa­t­ia;


Project objec­tives:

  • Pro­vide guide­lines and tools to sup­port the imple­men­ta­tion of Fam­i­ly-Cen­tred Ear­ly Inter­ven­tion in Cere­bral Palsy
  • Devel­op prop­er skills in pro­fes­sion­als, par­ents and infor­mal sup­ports for increas­ing andop­ti­miz­ing the imple­men­ta­tion of Fam­i­ly-Cen­tred Ear­ly Inter­ven­tion in Cere­bral Palsy
  • Pro­mote Empow­er­ment of Parents
  • Strength the Net­works of Infor­mal Sup­ports and increase the col­lab­o­ra­tion and shar­ing inside them
  • Include Adults with Cere­bral Pal­sy as part of this Net­works of Infor­mal Supports


We will inform you on con­tents and progress by newsletters.

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

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

Project part­ners:
— EASPD-Brus­sels
— Eurlyaid-Lux­em­bourg
— 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).


From our AGO­RA Project now is ready the final ver­sion of the sum­ma­ry report.

Link to this report


 Summery Report

EU project: VET for EI — Voca­tion­al Train­ing for Phys­io­ther­a­pists about Fam­i­ly Cen­tred and Play Based Approach­es in Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion (ECVET Based)

Dura­tion 24 months.

Spas­tic Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion of Turkey (Turkiye Spastik Cocuk­lar Vak­fi)
Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­ho-Por­tu­gal
PRAX­IS EUROPE CIC- Unit­ed King­dom
Asso­ci­ação de Par­al­isia Cere­bral de Bra­ga, Por­tu­gal
Eurlyaid, Luxembourg


Web­site: http://vetforei.eu/

In this project, the tar­get group is phys­io­ther­a­pists work­ing in the clin­ic with infants and chil­dren. It is nec­es­sary to know the phys­io­ther­a­pists close­ly to under­stand the log­ic of the project.

Phys­io­ther­a­pists are high­ly qual­i­fied health pro­fes­sion­als who help peo­ple affect­ed by injury, ill­ness or dis­abil­i­ty through move­ment and exer­cise, man­u­al ther­a­py, edu­ca­tion and advice. Phys­io­ther­a­py “pro­vides ser­vices to indi­vid­u­als and pop­u­la­tions to devel­op, main­tain and restore max­i­mum move­ment and func­tion­al abil­i­ty through­out the lifespan”.

Phys­io­ther­a­pists grad­u­ate with a 4 year under­grad­u­ate degree. Dur­ing the first two years of under­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion, there are cours­es in basic med­ical sci­ences such as anato­my, phys­i­ol­o­gy and assess­ment cours­es. In the third year, cours­es on treat­ment move­ments are giv­en for dis­eases in dif­fer­ent fields such as orthopaedics, neu­rol­o­gy, car­dio­vas­cu­lar and chil­dren. In the last year of edu­ca­tion pro­gram, there is clin­i­cal intern­ship prac­tice. Phys­io­ther­a­py prac­tices in chil­dren’s dis­eases are taught as a com­pul­so­ry course for one or two semes­ters in the 3rd year of the pro­gram. The field that phys­io­ther­a­pists serve is very broad and because they serve so many dif­fer­ent dis­eases, basic train­ing pro­grams for dis­eases are very basic in under­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion. The basic lev­el of phys­io­ther­a­py giv­en in under­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion is called “tra­di­tion­al phys­io­ther­a­py appli­ca­tions”. Tra­di­tion­al phys­io­ther­a­py prac­tices do not take into account the devel­op­ment of the baby and the child, the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the baby with devel­op­men­tal risk and the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the moth­er and par­ents. There is no part of the world that is train­ing an ear­ly inter­ven­tion spe­cial­ist in under­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion. For this rea­son, ear­ly inter­ven­tion prac­tices are pro­vid­ed by a mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary approach­es by phys­io­ther­a­pist, child devel­op­ment spe­cial­ist and psychologist.

In the state of Texas in the Unit­ed States, phys­io­ther­a­pists who are will­ing to work on ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion field are oblig­ed to take addi­tion­al cours­es from the child devel­op­ment and psy­chol­o­gy depart­ments to solve this prob­lem. World Con­fed­er­a­tion for Phys­i­cal Ther­a­py (WCPT) rec­om­mends that the under­grad­u­ate cur­ricu­lum should be at least 70% iden­ti­cal in dif­fer­ent coun­tries. For this rea­son, phys­io­ther­a­pists’ post-grad­u­ate train­ing needs are valid in all coun­tries. The WCPT has stat­ed that phys­io­ther­a­pists should devel­op them­selves with the Mas­ter and Doc­tor­ate pro­grams relat­ed to the field in which they work. How­ev­er, this rec­om­men­da­tion is not a rec­om­men­da­tion that all phys­io­ther­a­pists work­ing in the clin­ic can perform.

Our project aim is to strength­en the com­pe­tences of phys­io­ther­a­pists about new approach­es in ear­ly inter­ven­tion system.

To ensure this can be achieved, VET for EI will generate:

-a ded­i­cat­ed cur­ricu­lum and rel­e­vant train­ing mate­r­i­al for the phys­io­ther­a­pists about play-based and fam­i­ly cen­tred approach­es in ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion (based on ECVET learn­ing out­comes approach)
— an inno­v­a­tive online learn­ing plat­form, that will allow for an inter­ac­tive learn­ing expe­ri­ence any­time any­where (PC, smart­phone and tablet), mul­ti­lin­gual, and fol­low­ing the Open Source approach (so “free”), pro­vid­ed freely to the relat­ed tar­get group.
— the coun­ty reports which shows the cur­rent sys­tem and approach­es about ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion sys­tem in part­ner coun­tries
— the com­par­a­tive report which the ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion sys­tems of the part­ner coun­tries will be compared.

Clos­ing Sym­po­sium of the project :

18. Octo­ber 2019 at Spas­tic Chil­dren’s Foun­da­tion of Turkey  see Inter­na­tion­al Conferences

Devel­op­ment of the Nation­al Sys­tem of Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion in Ukraine (ongo­ing)






Goal:  Devel­op­ment of the Nation­al Sys­tem of Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion in Ukraine and pilot­ing of the ECI sys­tem in the four regions.

Eurlyaid par­tic­i­pates in and coop­er­ates with:

  • The Nation­al Assem­bly of Peo­ple with Dis­abil­i­ties (NAPD),Kyiv,
  • SOFT Tulip Foun­da­tion, Netherlands
  • Char­i­ty Fund Ear­ly Inter­ven­tion Insti­tute (CFEI), Kharkiv,
  • Dzhere­lo Reha­bil­i­ta­tion Cen­tre, Lviv
  • Tran­scarpathi­an Region­al Cen­ter of Com­plex Reha­bil­i­ta­tion The Path of Life, Uzhgorod,
  • Healthy soci­ety” ECI cen­ter, Odessa,

To sup­port nation­al Ukraine part­ners and con­tribute to the fur­ther devel­op­ment of the nation­al Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion sys­tem in Ukraine by offer­ing for instance:

  • Information/exchange of expertise
  • Assis­tance in the devel­op­ment of pol­i­cy and qual­i­ty stan­dards in the field of ECI
  • Capac­i­ty build­ing of local experts and specialists
  • Orga­ni­za­tion of mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary work­ing meetings
  • Train­ing and coaching

logo-my-school-is-my-homeTurkey, Nether­lands, Ger­many, Aus­tria and Eurlyaid


start: 2015-11-01 till 2017-10-31

The project has been designed to pro­vide access to edu­ca­tion for stu­dents who can­not go to school because of their hand­i­caps. The main basis of our project is to enable the stu­dents with dis­abil­i­ties who can­not attend school lessons to fol­low their lessons along with the oth­er stu­dents through remote access and the dig­i­tal ser­vices. Thus, the effect of inequal­i­ty which dis­abled stu­dents have expe­ri­enced when they are deprived of edu­ca­tion will be reduced to a min­i­mum and will be helped them to have the same edu­ca­tion­al out­comes with their peers


Kick off meet­ing was in Ankara on 18–19 Dec.,2015

2nd meet­ing:

The meet­ing was in Utrecht, Nether­lands as the office of BOSK is sit­u­at­ed in that city on 26–27 May,2016.

3rd meet­ing:

The meet­ing was in Ham­burg, at the Uni­ver­si­ty con­fer­ence room on 1th and 2nd of Decem­ber, 2016.

4th meet­ing:

The meet­ing was in Graz ‚Aus­tria on 26th and 27th of April in the Insti­tu­tion for Spe­cial Ped­a­gog­ic and
Ear­ly Child­hood Intervention.

Final meet­ing:

The last meet­ing was in Ankara on 11 and12h Octo­ber 2017

project web­site:



Tak­ing Action for Children

map-1020173_640Eurlyaid is cur­rent­ly a part­ner in the ‘Tak­ing Action for Chil­dren’ project in Russia.
This project, run­ning from 2010 to 2013, is seek­ing to estab­lish stan­dards of good prac­tice in ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion in Rus­sia as well as a nation­al ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion association.
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please see the fol­low­ing documents:
‘Stan­dard require­ments to orga­ni­za­tion of ear­ly inter­ven­tion ser­vices’ (by the project consortium)
‘Стандартные требования к организации деятельности службы раннего вмешательства’ (in Russ­ian language)
‘Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion in Rus­sia’ (by Prof. Jan M.H. De Moor, Rad­boud Uni­ver­si­ty Nijmegen)
‘Eurlyaid in the con­text of Euro­pean Ear­ly Child­hood Inter­ven­tion’ (by Prof. Man­fred Pretis, Med­ical School Hamburg)


LLP / Lenoar­do-Da-Vin­ci Project ‘ECI2.0’: Euro­pean Com­pe­tence Ini­tia­tive — Ear­ly Child­hood Intervention
cappadocia-805626_640ECI2.0 is a ‘Trans­fer of Inno­va­tion’ Project with­in the EU Life­long Learn­ing Pro­gramme tar­get­ing voca­tion­al edu­ca­tion and train­ing (VET) in the area of ear­ly child­hood inter­ven­tion pro­fes­sion­als, fund­ed by the Euro­pean Union through the Turk­ish Nation­al Agency for Life­long Learning.
The project lasts from Decem­ber, 1st 2012 to Novem­ber 30th, 2013.
Eurlyaid is con­tribut­ing to the project by pro­vid­ing exper­tise and Euro­pean dissemination.
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please vis­it the ECI2.0 project web­site !
LLP / Lenoar­do-Da-Vin­ci Project ‘ICF-TRAIN’ — ICT-based Team Learn­ing in ICF
flower-of-life-1079763_640ICF-TRAIN is a project for the improve­ment of ECI per­formed by trans­dis­ci­pli­nary teams through devel­op­ment of online train­ing and coop­er­a­tion tools based on the com­mon ‘lan­guage of ICF_CY.
The project will last from Novem­ber, 1st 2012 to Octo­ber 31st, 2014.
Eurlyaid is con­tribut­ing to the project by pro­vid­ing exper­tise and Euro­pean dissemination.
For fur­ther infor­ma­tion, please vis­it the ICF-Train project web­site !