EU Projects

The aim of the EU Funds Department is that of providing support to the Agency in availing itself of funding under the various EU funding programmes provided by the European Commission. This is deeper than simply a financial contribution or support through which projects may be realised. Through these initiatives, Aġenzija Sapport strives to develop projects that aim at fostering the integration of persons with a disability within the community.

Aġenzija Sapport is currently awaiting the approval of EU funds to start implementing two projects under ERDF and ESF respectively namely:

REACH – which aims at creating a fair and inclusive society that promotes and advocates independent living and employment.

The project incorporates semi-independent living arrangements and designed with a special social benefit in mind, intended for improved quality of life. The project will be entirely accessible to all users. More specifically, the project will support the integration of vulnerable persons within the community through public infrastructure by providing them residential and employment opportunities. Vulnerable persons will be brought closer to the labour market through support and training offered at the community centre and workshops, further promoting social inclusion and reducing the risk of their exposure to poverty. Apart from equipping persons with disability with independent living and employability skills, the project will provide improved social services including a respite centre, therapeutic treatments, physiotherapy area, gym, pool and other amenities.

INK​ – which is a person-focused inclusion project.

This project aims at maximising the abilities of persons with disability, supporting their chances of inclusion in the labour market and strengthening their social engagement. To achieve such aim, the project will pivot round the following main deliverables: training and support, skills and site audits (firms/companies/departments); certification and recognition; research and innovative measures; continuation of the National Database of persons with disability and transnational cooperation. Six independent-living training centres will serve as facilities from which training will be provided further. An INK training placement scheme will also facilitate some beneficiaries to integrate into mainstream employment.