The Skip project addresses the individual and social needs of people affected by severe disabilities, promoting training and improving learning opportunities to avoid their marginalisation and loss of huma capital. To ensure that adult people with severe disabilities reach their full potential and recieve the support they deserve, qualified operators and trainers are needed to provide these individuals with self-determination skills. When people with severe disabilities can learn to advocate themselves, the dependence on other is reduced and their social integration’s choices get higher.

SKIP’s aims and objectives

Starting from the concept that all individuals can learn, the SkiP project intends to find out the most efficient learning methodologies to get vocational skills affordable to people with severe disabilities, taking into consideration two main topics:
The process of acquisition of key competences, technical and vocational skills shall fit the needs and capabilities of people with severe disabilities
Operators and trainers need to know how to provide appropriate and effective instructions as well as how to challange the learners to attain higher goals.
The main project’s outcome consists in learning modules that could be used by operators and trainers supporting adult people with severe disabilities in acquiring vocational and key skills:
in different contexts (training courses, practice enterprises, rehabilitation pathways, transition enterprises, associations) by involving different typologies of people with severe disabilities.



Realisation of a comparative study and definition of indications for developing common learning modules and approaches favouring vocational training for people with disabilities.
The definition of contents and methodologies starts from good practices and existing experiences developed in partners’ territories and at EU level.


Definition of learning modules aiming at the development of vocational and key competences and skills fostering employment and social inclusion of people with severe disabilities. The learning modules are conceived as tools for trainers, tutors and operators supporting people with severe disabilities in increasing employment opportunities in several contexts and they are organised on an ICT platform.


Spreading the contents and methodologies of the learning modules to trainers and operators that are directly and indirectly involved in applying and fostering the learning approach designed for people with severe disabilities.
Testing the learning modules and improve their contents and approaches from the operators’ point of view.


Testing, as pilot experiences, the learning modules to assess their effectiveness and transferability through the direct involvement of people with severe disabilities in different contexts.
Final validation of the learning modules’ contents and methodologies.


Centro Studi Opera Don Calabria
The Association “Centro Studi Opera Don Calabria” is a national body for Vocational training operating in several Italian Regions. Centro Studi mainly works in the field of training activities for young people, unemployed, workers, people with disabilities, immigrants, ex-prisoners; actions for social inclusion for preventing discrimination of any kind and helping social inclusion of disadvantage groups.
Centro Studi manages a special department for adult people with acquired disabilities that helps users to improve social and work (re) integration, self -determination and well being, by organising personalised training paths

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Silvia Cavicchi
Viale Don Calabria 13
44124 Ferrara
Phone: +39 0532 741515