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Including and Connecting in Higher Education: networking opportunities for independent lives

About HiLives

HiLives is a Erasmus+ project and it aims to deepen knowledge and share practices in the inclusion of students with IDD in HE, and in their transition to an active and independent life, exploring the role digital media can play this process. The main result will be the development of strategies and tools to support the personal, academic and socio-professional development of young adults with IDD within the HE and employment context.

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Project Outputs


A transnational/European framework for the development of an inclusive flexible and studentcentered HE curriculum for young adults with IDD.


A prototype of a digital tool to connect and network opportunities, tackling gaps and mismatches between the expectations, skills and needs of young adults with IDD, and both the HE offer and the employment opportunities.


A transnational/European good practice guide for HE Institutions, Secondary Schools and Employers, aiming to help young adults with IDD to access HE and start an independent life.


University of Aveiro
University of Iceland
University of Salamanca
University of Ghent
Associação de Solidariedade Social de Lafões
Pais em Rede


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