Organizing advanced training for rehabilitation specialists to use ICF (2021-2022)

Overview: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) is a framework for describing and organizing information on functioning and disability. It provides a standard language and a conceptual basis for the definition and measurement of health and disability. For the classification to be applied cross-sectoral in Estonia, one of the priority activities is the training of specialists. Specialists include rehabilitation, social and occupational rehabilitation service providers.

The aim of the project is to provide knowledge about the planning of the training process, the nature of ICF, developing the skills of rehabilitation and rehabilitation specialists to use ICF in their daily work in planning the rehabilitation process of people with special needs and implementing interventions.

As a result of the project, 2 types of trainings are organized:

  1. Conducting further training in ICF for a team of up to 14 members – “training of trainers”
  2. Conducting additional trainings on ICF, within the framework of which at least 400 specialists in the field of social and occupational rehabilitation and rehabilitation are trained (during 2021-2022)

The trainings are organized within the framework of the Social Insurance Board’s procurement, which has been financed within the framework of sub-activity 1.3 “Development of rehabilitation assessment and intervention methodologies and provision of training” of the measure “Welfare services supporting participation in the labor market” of the European Social Fund program.

The trainings will be conducted from autumn 2021 until the end of 2022.

Coordinator: Jaan Looga,, 53416150