From the 9th to the 10th April 2019, 13 partners from 5 different countries met in Budapest (Hungary) to hold the second transnational meeting of the Erasmus+ project IVEA to assess the project’s progress as well as to ensure its viability and success.
After an introduction led by the hosting association Mars autistákért Alapítvány, the main results of the literature review were presented (including resources in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Hungarian), together with a detailed analysis of the three focus groups set in Portugal, Hungary and Spain, whose participants were people with autism, families and employers.
These research has raised a range of good practices and transversal competences or “soft skills” that will be key in the correct development of the IVEA training for employers and people with autism. Furthermore, a first proposal for the pilot courses and internships were also presented as a result of this preliminary findings.
At this meeting, other different topics related to the project management were also covered, such as impact, dissemination, finances or internal communication.
In parallel to the meeting, IVEA partners also enjoyed a study visit to Kocka Csoki, a chocolate manufacturer employing adults with autism, to learn about their experiences and how they make chocolate.
IVEA partners will meet again on October 2019 in Burgos, Spain. The project foresees five transnational meetings over its more than three-years lifespan.