Europe needs to end the social stigma attached to mental illness in order to achieve equal opportunities for all the citizens and a more tolerant society. People suffering from mental illness are often discriminated against when applying for a job and this makes their integration in society even more difficult. SUVOT project, standing for “Spicing Up VOcational Training”, arose from this need and aims to develop a methodology of experiential learning to enable people with mental illness, learning disabilities or/ and behavioural disorders to acquire skills to enter the labour market.
Four institutions in Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Spain have joined efforts to develop vocational training courses in cooking using a simulation methodology specially designed for the mentally ill.
SUVOT is a three years Leonardo Da Vinci project (Lifelong Learning Programme) financed by the European Commission through the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
On this website you will find information related to the SUVOT project as well as practical information about how to cook some German, Polish, Slovenian and Spanish typical dishes. Do you feel like trying any of them?