The Consortium

Our project is led by the University of Burgos and joins together a multidisciplinary and international consortium.


University of Burgos (UBU) leads the SUSKIDS project as Project Coordinator.

The University was founded in 1994 and participates in different research programmes at European, national and regional level, being also involved in several networks with public and private institutions and civil society organizations and promoting the generation and transference of knowledge.

The UBU researchers collaborating in SUSKIDS project are members of the Research Group of Building Engineering (GIIE), experts in the field of building and pioneers in the development of new sustainable materials that use building by-products. They have taught many courses and workshops on the topics, also aimed at children and people with intellectual disabilities.


ASDB  was funded in 1985 by a group of parents and began their activities in 1986. ASDB is part of FEAPS (Spanish Confederation of Organizations for People with Intellectual Disabilities) and contributed to the founding of FEISD (Spanish Federation of Down Syndrome Institutions). They offer different services and programs to help  people with disabilities  achieving enough autonomy so  that they  can decide about their lives.

ASDB has signed agreements with different public and private entities (local government, Confederation of business organizations of Burgos, University of Burgos) to foster the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities, and organised Congresses and Symposiums in this field. In addition, they take part in several projects focused in the education and inclusion of SD individuals in the labour market. For all this work, they have been awarded in several times by different institutions.


Bjäland is a small Spanish Research and Development Company, working on Information and Technology Development to increase engagement of end users in different environments: patient training, self-health management and serious gaming. They are experts in methodologies that increase the technological skills of end users, breaking the tech barriers in elderly people and people with disabilities.  IN this sense. they have developed programmes aimed at patient empowerment, improving their health self-management and allowing them to become future trainers for other patients.


KVeloce I+D+i is an small enterprise specialized in the development, implementation and exploitation of Research and Development projects, focused on the area of social policy, among them citizen social participation, socio-economic analysis of policies, initiatives and action plans, and Accessible Social Tourism

The company cooperates with several national and regional authorities and Research centers.

KVeloce I+D+i provides support on dissemination and communication activities and carries out impact assessment of different innovation and technology projects, in particular evaluation the social impact of the initiatives, programmes or activities implemented.


The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is a statutory body of the Department of Education and Skills in Ireland.

The role of the NCCA is to advice the Minister for Education and Skills on the curriculum and the assessment for early childhood education, primary and post-primary schools, and to set the assessment procedures used in schools and examinations on subjects which are part of the curriculum. To this end, the NCCA carries out Research, Deliberation, Consultation and Network activities and develops different support materials, such as examples of practice, online toolkits and planning resources and introduces them to teachers and practitioners, contributing to the innovation in education.


The University of Dublin, Trinity College, founded in 1592, is the oldest University in Ireland, and offers degree and diploma courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Trinity College takes part in SUSKIDS through the Civil Engineering Department, which belongs to the Engineering School, and develops research and education in the areas of environment, materials, structures and transportation.

The Trinity College promotes inclusion through the Trinity Centre for People with Intellectual Disabilities (TCPID), and the Trinity Access Programmes (TAP) to support people from areas with low progression rates to higher education offering programmes from primary school students to secondary schools and postgraduates.


UCLL is a collaboration among three different Higher Education Institutions in Belgium, which offers a wide range of professional bachelor and lifelong learning study programmes in various discipline fields. UC Leuven-Limburg has been involved in a variety of European projects, linking closely education and research and taking part in networks with local governments and representative bodies.

UCLL  takes part in SUSKIDS through the research group eSocialWork, which has a long-lasting tradition in research, teaching and coaching about eHealth and other forms of online coaching/learning, the development of online tools for persons with special needs, human centered design and usability research and disability studies. The team involve experts concerning students with special needs and special didactics.

© 2019 Suskids. Sustainability Skills for Down Syndrome. Funded by the Erasmus+ Programme. Gant Agreement 2018-1-ES01-KA201-050639.

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