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Te.D is an innovative support and training programme, derived from a training course developed by ULSS 4 Alto Vicentino - Italy

The project aims at creating a new professional profile to support and help the AAA/AAT/AAE* team: the therapy dog trainer.

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Te.D is an innovative support and training programme, derived from a training course developed by ULSS 4 Alto Vicentino - Italy, which aids long term unemployed, to enter or re-enter the labour market in a new area of work.

The specific objectives of the project will be to adapt the Italian model to 6 countries, meeting the needs of the particular labour market contexts, VET systems and needs of the target groups in each country.

By targeting long term unemployed in each of the partner countries the project will further the Lisbon strategy of making the EU the most competitive knowledge based economy. It will contribute to social cohesion by supporting the acquisition of key competences by a group at risk, enabling them to develop competence, confidence and skills and become a valued part of the community.

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Moreover the innovative domain which is AAA/AAT/ /AAE* enables the Te.D project to meet the EU priority "New skills in new jobs" by creating a new professional profile.

Animal Assisted Activities/Animal Assisted Therapy/ Animal Assisted Education