The ValueAble Network

The Valueable network has been created within the Erasmus + On my ownÖat work project, financed by the European Commission in 2014-2017. During those years, a group of disability associations, universities, hotels and one foundation for equal opportunities designed, developed and tested the three tools, which are now promoted by the network: an app for the trainees/ workers with intellectual disabilities, videos for a proper relationship between people with id and their work -mates and a set of instruments aimed at certifying the efforts of the company towards work inclusion. The first 7 labels were released in December 2016 to Portuguese and Italian hospitality companies and on the 6 th of June of the year after the network counted already with 49 members, from Portugal, Spain and Italy. The app is available on Google play and Apple store and videos are downloadable from YouTube. Itís time to join the network!


An application dedicated to the people
with intellectual disability in training, which includes tasks, tools and resources that may be employed in the workplace.

Video Tutorials

Video tutorial addressed to colleagues, providing examples of the correct relationships and behaviors between a person with intellectual disability and his/her coworkers.

What is Valueable

ValueAble is an international certification attesting that companies that have been awarded it belong to the European network of socially responsible hotels and restaurants, which offer opportunities of professional advancement to people with intellectual disabilities


The trademark ValueAble, handing opportunities (hereinafter the Trademark) is aimed at all organisations (Food provision and temporary accommodation), which: comply with the national legislation on the employment of people with disabilities, are committed to including people with intellectual disabilities within their workforce by providing internships and/or recruiting them and comply with the rules provided by the annexed Code of Conduct.


The bronze version certifies specific conditions and actions aimed at non-discriminating and including in addition to the provision of internships to people with intellectual disabilities.


The silver version requires a further (in addition to non-discriminating and providing internships) engagement by the company, that is the fixed term (min 3 months) or permanent employment of at least one worker with intellectual disabilities.


The golden version is granted to those employers who recruit at least one worker with intellectual disabilities and act as ambassadors of the Trademark.


Stand up for Valueable network! Here are some of the workers from hotels and restaurants already in the network.

ValueAble Worker


ValueAble Team

Job, Team, Kitchen

ValueAble Worker


Time Hours

Design, Photography

ValueAble Friendship

Job, Team

ValueAble Worker


ValueAble Team

Team Work

ValueAble Worker


ValueAble Video Project

Presentation of the On my own project and the Valueable trademark


Stay updated about Valueable network! You can find news and curiosities from the hotel and restaurant sector.

Myths and facts

July 2017 in News

Are you thinking about hiring a person with an intellectual disability but you believe you could not afford? Think it again! more

Vicente del Bosque: ‚ÄúLas empresas tienen cada vez m√°s la necesidad de mejores comportamientos √©ticos y sociales‚ÄĚ

May 2017 in News

En uno de cada cinco hogares en Espa√Īa vive una persona con alg√ļn tipo de discapacidad. En la √ļltima d√©cada las personas con discapacidad han salido del anonimato gracias a colectivos que han luchado por sus derechos, su normalizaci√≥n y su integraci√≥n. Una de las personas que quiz√°s ha dado m√°s visibilidad a las personas con discapacidad es Vicente del Bosque, un hombre comprometido y siempre dispuesto a ayudar cuando se trata de defender la integraci√≥n de las personas con diferentes capacida... more

Contact Us

If you are a company with Corporate Social Responsibility, that cares about quality for their customers and clients and want to promote staff diversity, if you or somebody you know is a trainee or worker with intellectual disability, If you are a customer or simply interested in Valueable... Please contact us!

ValueAble headquarters c/o Associazione Italiana Persone Down onlus - International Office Address: Viale delle Milizie, 106 - Roma (RM) 00192 - Italy Phone: +39.06.3723909 +39.06.3722510 Email: SPAIN, please contact Down Espana: PORTUGAL, please contact Associaco Portuguesa de Portadores de Trissomia 21:

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