Since June of 2017, the Estonian Social Insurance Board is the EQUASS Local Licence Holder (LLH) for Estonia.
Their role will be to continue the dissemination and presence of EQUASS for local social services, in the field of services to persons with a disability, children, homeless persons and persons at risk of homelessness, and other target groups.
Address: Endla 8, Tallinn 15092
Contact person: Katre Koit, Responsible for Quality
Development unit of Employment Rehabilitation, University Rehabilitation Institute,
Republic of Slovenia
Development unit of Employment Rehabilitation in Ljubljana has a leading role in promoting quality in the Vocational Rehabilitation Sector in Slovenia. Its role is recognised through public mandate from the act and financially supported by the Slovenian Ministry of labour, family and Social Affairs. The University Rehabilitation Institute in Ljubljana has signed an EQUASS Licence Holder Agreement in November 2010. The core documents for EQUASS Assurance have been translated in the Slovenian language and made available via the EQUASS in Practice project website. The first Vocational Rehabilitation Service providers already expressed their intention to start the implementation of EQUASS Assurance. The Research and Development department of URI is authorised to operate the EQUASS Assurance certification programme in Slovenia.
Development Unit of Employment Rehabilitation, University Rehabilitation Institute.
Linhartova 51, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: + 386 1 475 8 275
Fax: + 386 1 43 72 070
The Josefsheim is a service provider for currently 750 people with physical, learning and sensorial as well as complex disabilities. The services comprise living facilities for children, youth and adults, a special remedial kindergarten, a vocational training centre for the training of young people with disability, a sheltered workshop and the ambulant service named JOVITA.
Josefsheim was the first social enterprise in Germany, and was awarded the European Quality Label EQUASS Excellence since 2006.
Contact person: Winfried Henke
EQUASS Deutschland website: www.equass.de
The Valakupiai Rehabilitation Centre (VRC)
The Valakupiai Rehabilitation Centre (VRC) in Vilnius signed an Agreement in November 2010. VRC, a public organisation funded under the Ministry of Social Affairs, has a leading role in promoting quality in the Vocational Rehabilitation sector in Lithuania. VRC had a meeting with all vocational rehabilitation providers in Lithuania where they were informed about EQUASS Assurance and the future role of VRC. The core documents for EQUASS Assurance have been translated into the national Lithuanian language and can be obtained by contacting VRC. VRC is authorised to operate the EQUASS Assurance certification programme in Lithuania.
The Valakupiai Rehabilitation Centre (VRC)
Vaidilutės str. 69, Vilnius LT-10100
Tel: +370 5 2477542
Fax:+370 5 2477453
Associação Portuguesa para a Qualidade (APQ)
APQ is a membership based non-profit organisation, founded in 1969. Its purpose is to promote and spread knowledge and experiences in the field of Quality Organizational Excellence, as well as practices that lead to increase the productivity between organisations in Portugal. APQ is recognised as the leading non-governmental institution on the Portuguese quality movement.
It has about 2200 members, covering organisations from various sectors and dimensions, public and private, and a wide number of auditors, consultants and quality managers.
APQ is also a Sectoral Standardisation Body in the field of Quality Management, responsible for three Technical Committees - Quality Management, Conformity Assessment and Risk Management.
It is the National Representative of EOQ - European Organisation for Quality, the National Partner Organisation of EFQM - European Foundation for Quality Management, the National Member Organisation of the FUNDIBEQ - Iberoamerican Foundation for Quality Management and World Partner of ASQ - American Society for Quality .
APQ is authorised to operate EQUASS Assurance certification programme in Portugal.
APQ - Associação Portuguesa para a Qualidade
Pólo Tecnológico de Lisboa
Rua Carlos Alves, 3 - 1600-515 Lisboa
Tel: + 351 214 996 210
Fax: + 351 214 958 449