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TITLE OF PROJECT

“Design and implementation of the new System of Evaluation of Disability and Functionality in Cyprus, based on International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health World Health Organization” (Contract No ΤΚΕΑΑ /01/2010)

Country:

Cyprus

Project Period:

2010 - 2013

Project Value:

861,750

No of Staff Provided:

19

Origin of Funding:

Operational Program “"Employment, Human Capital and Social Cohesion 2007-2013”, ESF

Name of Client/ Beneficiary:

Ministry of Employment and Social Solidarity - Department of Social Inclusion of Disabled people

Description of Project:

The overall objective of the project is to study, design, develop and prepare the implementation of a new system of Assessment of Functioning and Disability in the Cyprus Republic, based on International Classification of Functioning (ICF) Disability and Health of the World Health Organization (WHO).

Activities analysis:


ACTIVITY Α’: STUDIES

  • STUDY 1: Current situation analysis;
  • STUDY 2: Study of the Introduction Mechanism of a new system of Assessment of Functioning and Disability in the Cyprus Republic, based on International Classification of Functioning (ICF) Disability and Health of WHO;
  • STUDY 3: Technical Requirements Study of Evaluation Centers of the Disability and Functioning;
  • STUDY 4: Technical Requirements Study for IT systems and supporting equipment;
  • STUDY 5: Organisational & Operational Study of the Management Unit of the new Evaluation System  established in the Department of Social Inclusion of Disabled people;
  • STUDY 6: Study completion and validation of the literary and educational work.


ACTIVITY Β’: WRITING OF  MANUALS

  • MANUAL 1: Editing and publishing of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Guide (Cyprus Standard);
  • MANUAL 2: Writing & Publication  of  «Implementation Guide»;
  • MANUAL 3: Writing & Publication of  Informative Guide for disabled  people;
  • MANUAL 4:Supplement to the general information documents (brochures, leaflets, etc).

 

ACTIVITY C’: TRAINING

  • TRAINING 1: Training of  Medical Doctor as assessors to the new evaluation system;
  • TRAINING 2: Training of professionals in Rehabilitation;
  • TRAINING 3: Training of Public Service Workers;
  • TRAINING 4: Training of the staff of the participating social stakeholders (NGOs, Volunteer Organisations, Institutions, etc).

 

ACTIVITY D’: AWARENESS & DISSEMINATION

 

Design and implementation of a wide range of dissemination and publicity activities aiming at the enhancement of  awareness of all stakeholders (government agencies, Cyprus Confederation of Organizations of Disabled Persons - KYSOA, medical associations and other associations) of the reformative characteristics of the project and the expected results.


ACTIVITY  E’: INTERNAL EVALUATION

 

An internal evaluation mechanism monitors the project, incorporating valid evaluation tools (evaluation sheets for qualitative and quantitative detection, individual / group interviews, etc.) and present gradual and overall project outcomes through regular assessment reports and the final evaluation report.


Direct beneficiaries of the project are the actual target group, ie people with disabilities of various ages, classes and abilities. Another group are medical doctors of related disciplines, professionals of rehabilitation, followed by public service workers concerned with the disabled.


The indirect beneficiaries are the families of people with disabilities who will provide an authoritative assessment and evaluation of the problem, a comprehensive evaluation of competencies and capabilities of the disabled and extensive reports as well as support for managing the problem.

Services Provided:

  • Studies
  • Writing of Manuals
  • Training
  • Awareness & Dissemination
  • Internal Evaluation

Name of Partners

N/A