EPR Study Visit Heliomare: Education, Training and Long life learning

Amsterdam area, the Netherlands 22 (evening) and 23 April 2024

The aim of this study visit is to raise awareness of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), learn from each other’s good practices, discuss success and challenges and develop recommendations to address them.

This study visit will focus on Education, Training and Long life learning services and will also discuss the implications and relevance of actions planned in the EU Disability Strategy as well as other EPR activities on the topic.


Heliomare supports children, youngsters and adults with physical or multiple disabilities, traumatic brain injuries (TBI) or autism. The degree of support provided depends on the requirements and the physical and mental abilities of the client. A variety of services are offered, including medical rehabilitation, vocational rehabilitation, special education (primary and secondary education) and sports. Heliomare brings together extensive expertise and bridges between different fields, including rehabilitation, education, sport and vocational rehabilitation. Heliomare is also actively engaged in working together with other leading service providers and international networks. Heliomare acknowledges the value of freedom and independence. Every client is unique and receives a personal rehabilitation and coaching program to (re-) gain as much independence as possible.

The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan

On the 4th of March 2021, the European Commission launched the Action Plan. The Action Plan is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals to take firm steps in the implementation of the 20 principles included in the Pillar. It presents three targets to be achieved by 2030: equal opportunities and access to the labour market, fair working conditions, and social protection and inclusion. The targets are accompanied by clear actions and deadlines. The Commission adopted the Strategy on the rights of persons with disabilities for the period 2021-2030 together with the Action Plan.

The trip will visit different sites and services. It will be held over an evening (22 April social plan) and a day of visits (23 April).

Subsidies will be made available. More detailed information will be sent via email to EPR members.

This study visit is open to EPR members only.

Information details

Registration form Programme file

Contact person

Alicia Gómez Campos