Association for Promoting Inclusion

National Network

Bleiweissova 15
10000 Zagreb

+385 137 58 932
+385 1 37 51 682
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
  2. Human rights
  3. Others
General Information

Association for promoting inclusion (API) activities are based on the philosophy of inclusion according to which people with intellectual disabilities have the right to be equal and active members of the society. All people, regardless of their support needs, should have the same possibilities of active participation and access to the same resources available to all people living in the community. API encourages and supports the deinstitutionalization process of people with intellectual disabilities in Croatia and the region and strives to develop community-based supports and services. One of these services is community based supported housing which has been implemented in 6 Croatian cities (Zagreb, Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Bjelovar, Grubišno Polje and Šibenik)in rented apartments or in the apartments owned by the people supported. The support is provided to over 200 persons in all important aspects of his/her life (housing, work, leisure time…) and API encourages people to use resources and services offered in the local community (health care, cultural, recreational, sports and religious activities). Many people with intellectual disabilities are willing and capable to work in the open labor market. Working in the community is an important factor in the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. API finds jobs for people in the open labor market and provides Job Coaches to support people at their workplace. The supported employment program is active in Zagreb, Bjelovar, Slavonski Brod, Osijek and Šibenik and support is provided for over 100 persons.

Mission and Objectives

Mission: To promote the development of a society in which people with intellectual disabilities have equal opportunities, their contributions are valued, and their human rights are respected. Vision: An society which values diversity and discovers the unique contributions of all it’s members

Main Projects / Activities

API in order to ensure same possibilities of active participation and access to the same resources to all people living in the community has been implementing various international and domestic projects.

Contact (1) Full Name
Nedeljka Miscevic
Head of the organisation
Nedeljka Miščević