The On my own at work (OMO) project:
• Aims to promote employment of people with intellectual disabilities through the spread of targeted placements in the hotel and catering industries
• Is funded by the European Commission, under the Erasmus plus program.
By the end of August 2017, a European network of hotels and restaurants willing to accommodate such placements will have launched.
OMO’s managing group has developed three tools to facilitate the achievement of this goal:
This first is an app for the trainees, available on smart phones or tablets, which stores tasks, tools and modes of actions for the task at hand.
The second is a series of videos that illustrate examples of correct relationships between the trainees with intellectual disabilities and their co-workers, aimed at the latter.
The third is for the restaurant and hotel management wishing to join the network: a code of conduct, an application manual of that code and a logo that certifies their membership of the network.
The OMO project is managed by a group of corporations, such as associations of people with disabilities, universities, a foundation for equal rights and two hotels.