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ELECT project image The Elect project sets out to strengthen Clubhouses as learning communities and to promote access to education and the labour market for people recovering from mental illnesses.
The ELECT-consortium includes Clubhouses, Clubhouse Coalitions and Training bases from seven European Countries. STAKES will act as the project co-ordinator. The project has been funded through the support of the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. The ELECT project started 1 November 2007 and will last for 24 months.

Clubhouses provide an alternative training setting and learning possibilities for people recovering from mental illnesses. Clubhouses can improve learners' basic skills and learning-to-learn abilities
by activating and motivating them to take part in different kinds of short courses, e.g. on career guidance, ICT and languages. Clubhouses help identify learners' educational goals and enable them to follow individual learning pathways.

The project enhances co-operation and awareness raising between Clubhouse learning-communities and educational institutes in consortium countries. The project creates a set of supported educational methods for Clubhouse members who have aspirations to study in educational institutes and for students whose studies have been interrupted because of mental illness. Supported education improves the possibilities to begin and continue studies successfully in educational institutes.

In the final phase of the project, ELECT will organize a Supported Education pilot course that will summarize
the project's experiences and preliminary outcomes.
Latest News
The ELECT Newsletter 2/2009. The last newsletter of the ELECT project has been published. read more >>

The ELECT project outcomes have been published.

Welcome to the final seminar of the ELECT project in Copenhagen, 21th-22th September 2009. (map)

The ELECT Newsletter 1/2009 has been published.

Interim results of
the ELECT project
The progress report of the ELECT project has been approved by the European Commission and the public part of the report has been updated to the project website.

New National Institute for Health and Welfare has replaced STAKES and the National Public Health Institute (KTL) as of 1 January 2009.

Stakes - National Research and development Centre for Welfare and Health Inclusive Employment Initiatives -group