4. Expertise Centre for Supported Education


Since 2004 the Research & Innovation Centre for Rehabilitation of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen has been active in Supported Education Research & Innovation projects. Those activities resulted in 2010 in the launching of the national Expertise Centre for Supported Education in collaboration with the Rehabilitation ’92 Foundation in Utrecht. The aim of the Centre is to develop and disseminate Supported Education information, services and products to help people with psychiatric disabilities to start and/or to continue regular education at college. In the program, the Centre works together with consumer, educational and mental health organizations. In the poster we describe the background and the objectives of the Centre, their past and present Supported Education projects and realized products and services.


Lies Korevaar, PhD, has been a Clinical Psychologist in the field of Mental Health for more almost 25 years. Currently, he is Professor of Rehabilitation at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences and director of the Experise Centre for Supported Education.