It was with great pleasure that the EQUASS Awarding committee awarded the National Learning Network (NLN) in Ireland on the 31st of August 2015. The National Learning Network was established in Ireland in 1995, and serves 2.500 persons, providing Supported Vocational Training and Rehabilitative Training.

Congratulations to the Associação Portuguesa de Pais e Amigos do Cidadão Deficiente Mental (APPACDM) de Viana de Castelo in Portugal, which was awarded with the EQUASS Excellence quality mark on the 31st of August 2015. APPACDM de Viana do Castelo was one of many Portuguese organisations that had participated in the Arquimedes programme funded by the European Social Fund, with the aim of becoming EQUASS Excellence certified.

Mette Veiby is the Administrative Director of Follo Futura, a centre for vocational guidance and training to persons with disabilities in Ås, south of Oslo, Norway. Follo Futura also produces equipment for physiotherapy and physical rehabilitation.

Dirk Jarré is the president of EURAG, the European Federation of Older Persons, which is the oldest transnational non-governmental organisation being created by and for older persons in 1962, 53 years ago.

The EQUASS Local Licence Holder in Estonia, Astangu KRK, now has a new mission: National Center for Social Services Quality for Estonia (Sotsiaalteenuste kvaliteedi keskus).

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