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Asociación de apoyo a personas con discapacidad intelectual Afanias (AFANIAS)
European Projects

 Contact details
Contact personMr Adolfo Palacios
European Projects Coordinator 
StreetBravo Murillo 
Address 28020 - Madrid (Spain) 
EmailShow Email
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeNon profit 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Cultural studies
» Psychology
» Sociology
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Family and consumer service
» Health sciences
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
Creating and promoting services of a pedagogic, scientific, assistance and labour nature aimed at teaching, focus in intellectual dissabilities.

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
AFANIAS is a common public interest non profit association gathering families of persons with intellectual
disabilities, listed in the Registry of Associations and Foundations.

Since 1964 AFANIAS attends persons with intellectual disability and is a pioneer in providing services to this group,
with the aim of improving the quality of life of these people and their families.

Among AFANIAS’ specific goals are:

Creating and promoting centres and services of a pedagogic, scientific, assistance and labour nature aimed at
teaching, attending and rehabilitating persons with intellectual disability, or any other activities geared towards
improving their quality of life.
Promoting the tutorship of orphans, the abandoned and persons with severe problems.

Currently, approximately 1,500 persons with disability are integrated in AFANIAS.
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» YOUNG-3-2015: Lifelong learning for young adults: better policies for growth and inclusion in EU
» YOUNG-4-2015: The young as a driver of social change

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeH2020
Project TitleUniversity for you
Specific ThemeEuropean university degree according to the Bologna agreement for people with intellectual disabilit
Project websiteunder construction
CoordinatorUniversity with experience developing training programs for people with intellectual disabilities

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
AFANIAS applied and was granted several European Projects that were satisfactorily developed with European partners
from countries like Italy, Portugal, Hungary, France, and Austria. Also, AFANIAS has jointed other organisations for
European Initiatives work in partnership with them.

Some of the European Commission grants awarded to AFANIAS are listed below:

· 1996: Euroschola Prize
· 1998: Horizon Programme. Name of Project: Labor 3
· 2000: Leonardo da Vinci Programme: Name of Project: Ibis200
· 2000: Hosting partner of Portuguese and Italian beneficiaries in the framework of a Leonardo da Vinci
· 2001-2004: Equal Programme. Name of Project: Parajes de Jarama
· 2005-2007: Equal Programme. Name of Project: ISE Jarama
· 2006: Hosting partner of Austrian beneficiaries and trainers in the framework of a Leonardo da Vinci
. 2006-2008: Gruntvig movility program. Name of Project: Chance.
. 2006-2008: Leonardo da Vinci Porgramme. Name of Project: Revytalis.
. 2012-2014: Forcavi. Name of Project. Innovation transfer.
. 2012:EACA. Youth in Action
. 2012-2014. Empower. Movility Project.

Currently, AFANIAS is promoting the creation of a European Association to work with persons at risk of social exclusion
in cooperation with other Organisations in Europe.

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