We want 3 TRAINERS (youth workers) to work with us and to attend a training course in Pissouri, Limassol, Cyprus from 5 to 11 of February 2023, and to work in local activities with our organisation so to implement a series from Non Formal Activities for inclusion of people with disabilities (wheel chair, mental health problems, blind people, ......). Trainers after the training will make local activities in different NGO's in Cyprus.
The vision of this project is to build the bridge and provide the opportunity for disabled people to better integrate into the community through Non Formal Educational Activities which are coming for 3 different trainers from Cyprus, Romania and Croatia. As part of the activities of the partner organisations for the promotion and equality of people, the promotion of non-formal education, the integration of young people into society, the reduction and elimination of social exclusion, marginalization, social discrimination, racism and inequalities that exist today in the European society, and mainly, in order to increase and enhance social inclusion and autonomy of Europeans
I - The Purpose of the project:
Promoting inclusive activities for people with disabilities using non-formal education
II - The Objectives of the project
Construction of a booklet that includes non-formal working methods for the integration in activities of people with visual, mobility, mental or other disabilities according to the definitions in the international and national laws of each country.
Training of a minimum of 45 youth workers from at least 18 NGOs from Romania, Cyprus and Croatia in using non-formal education as a method of accessibility and inclusion in youth activities
Involvement of 180 young people, 45 of them with disabilities, in inclusive activities in order to realize the importance of involving young people with disabilities in the community.
III - Expected outcomes:
Accessibility Handbook for non-formal education activities for people with disabilities EN / RO / CY / CR language
45 youth workers will be trained to carry out non-formal group activities, including people with and without disabilities.
18 NGOs will become more inclusive because they have youth workers ready to work with people with disabilities.
180 young people will be involved in non-formal education activities where they will experience inclusive activities, participating in a place for young people with and without disabilities.
IV - Linked to the Erasmus + priorities
Inclusion and Diversity
The Program seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion, diversity and fairness across all its actions. This Strategy aims to help address the barriers different target groups may face in accessing such opportunities within Europe and beyond.
The disability could be two types: a medical and a social one:
Medical model focuses on the person's medical condition - illness or injury - which is the direct cause of their disability and may have an impact on their quality of life.
Social model focuses on the barriers created by society. Those may be physical or social restrictions preventing the development or use of the abilities - physical, social or professional - that each individual needs to thrive.
Participation in democratic life, common values and civic engagement
In the field of youth EU Youth Strategy and the EU Youth Goals enhance the participation of young people in each of the actions of the Program by engaging through formal or non-formal learning activities. The focus is put on raising awareness of and understanding the European Union context, notably as regards the common EU values, the principles of unity and diversity, as well as their social, cultural and historical heritage.
Creating a space of communion where young people with and without disabilities can work and collaborate, it gives them the opportunity to better understand communion, the needs of others and to become more aware both at the Community and European level of the needs of others.
The overall objectives for the project are as follows:
Introduce the knowledge of the situation of each country for people with disabilities.
Increase the participation of people with disabilities in NFE activities.
Improve participants' health and well-being.
Engage and educate more people in the partners' countries in inclusion of people with disabilities,
Increase the amount of wheelchair basketball teams in each participating country in the project and in all the MSs through dissemination,
Promote inclusion through getting involved in different ways with NFE methods.
Exchange good practises in local NGO's.
Promote international cooperation networks through NFE activities for people with disabilities, as a tool for enhancement of values and citizenship of the people, and strengthen the feeling of positive EU identity.
If you are interesting to be part of our groups to get involved please apply to the link: https://forms.gle/5aTW6BeAnc9f4Wta9