The project consortium consists of the following partners:
- Arkade Pauline 13 (AP13; DE): The Arkade-Pauline 13 gGmbH has been advising and accompanying people with intensive support needs in their vocational integration very successfully since 25 years. It operates three business areas: 1. Vocational services with specialised offers for the development of vocational perspectives for people with different support needs, 2. “Integrationsfachdienst Bodensee-Oberschwaben” with specialist expertise in job placement and support for employment relationships for people with disabilities, 3. Day clinic in Friedrichshafen with an affiliated psychiatric outpatient clinic for the treatment of people suffering from a psychiatric disorder.
- atempo Betriebsgesellschaft (atempo; AT): Atempo is a non profit organisation that since twenty years offers various training and learning facilities for people with learning difficulties and disabilities in Graz (Austria) and several services to assist them to get jobs. Through its networks (social franchise network of capito and Inclu-Edu network) is connected to many partner organisations all over Europe. The atempo team consists of roughly 80 staff, 20 percent out of them are people with learning difficulties and disabilities working as experts on regular contracts for the company.
- AURA Fundacio (AURA; ES): The Aura Foundation (est. 1989) is a non-profit organisation, which has been a pioneer in the implementation and development of “Supported Employment” in Spain, aiming at improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities through social and work inclusion.
- ENABLE Scotland (UK): ENABLE Works is one of the largest specialist employability services in Scotland. ENABLE Works works across 28 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities and supports over 5000 people with a disability into work every year.
- Hamburger Arbeitsassistenz (HAA; DE): Every person has the ability and the right to work… for the professional integration of people with learning difficulties and disabilities.
- Graz University of Technology (TU GRAZ; AT): Thinking in new dimensions. Studying with a future. Achieving more together, with knowledge, technology and passion – that is TU Graz, since 1887.
- Institut für Technologie und Arbeit (ITA; DE): Technologies are almost never the solution to a problem, but rather their embedding in the respective organisational context and the participation of future technology users.
All partners involved in BELVEDERE have direct access to the target group of professionals responsible for implementing guidance, training and placement for disadvantaged clients. AP13, HAA, atempo, ENABLE Scotland and Aura Fundacio belong to this group. In total, about 250 of their staff belong to the direct target group of BELVEDERE. Some of them have already many years of experience in using ICT in their processes, and training their staff in using the ICT appropriately, while others are relatively new to the topic. With this arrangement, the project aims at covering the whole spectrum of digital maturity in comparable organisations. The consortium’s expertise is complemented by TU GRAZ as an expert in the development of online media and by ITA as an expert in digital transformation processes.