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Societal changes and poor situation of elderly, chronically ill and disabled people in Kosovo and Russia require the latest know-how of social rehabilitation, which aims at improvement of social capability and possibilities to cope with everyday life.

The aim of this project is to enhance education in social rehabilitation and management through lifelong learning, in line with the Bologna process and in collaboration with partners of education, rehabilitation practice and ministries.
The program countries are long-term partners from HEIs in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands and Portugal. They have complementary high-level and wide special expertise in modern pedagogy and rehabilitation. The partner countries are Kosovo and Russia (5 HEIs, 3 ministries, 1 NGO and 4 rehabilitation centers).

The outputs and results are:

  1. Clear and practical definitions of the competences of rehabilitation professionals working in different cultural contexts in the field of social rehabilitation.
  2. Six continuous professional development (CPD) courses: one top-up course for teachers and five for rehabilitation professionals on EQF levels 5, 6 and 7, and a digital platform to support the implementation of the courses.
  3. Teacher handbooks, course plans and other relevant teaching and learning material for the students.
  4. Regional, national and international networks for collaboration and sustained development of education as well as practice and management of social rehabilitation.

The key pedagogical strategies to achieve the results are co-construction and blended learning. The project reaches its goals through the built courses activating professionals and students in the field of rehabilitation. The main impact of the project is the enhanced level in rehabilitation services and management skills resulting in higher client satisfaction and quality of life in PA societies.