International Training Course
„Evenhanded opportunities for youth disabled“
“Evenhanded opportunities for youth disabled” is a mobility project that has been taken place in Cagliari, Italy (2nd-8th of June 2017). The 28 participants that attend EOYD were from EU countries and in particular from: Bulgaria, France, Hungary, Romania, Macedonia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Spain, Estonia, Latvia, UK and Italy. The main purpose of this project it has been oriented to face the main hurdles that impede employability and education to youth disabled and implement activities according with the European policy framework, that provide equality of opportunity to all citi-zens. Within this context, Evenhanded opportunities for youth disabled (EOYD) wants to find a way to remove barriers to inclusion, sensibilize mainstream actions and implement project ideas addressed to boost employability and education for young people afflicted with disabilities.
The project wants to support youth workers and offer them theoretical and practical tools to work with and use when training young people.
Therefore, the main objectives of the project are following:
-to promote cooperation in the youth field to create better opportunities for inclusion of disabled youth;
-to promote a better understanding of the added value that diversity can bring to our societies;
-to create actions to help our societies to face the economic crises with fresh entrepreneurial ideas;
-to build up partnerships for projects that help disable youth to acquire competences for entering the labour mar-ket;
-to use the Erasmus Plus programme as a tool to support personal and professional development of young di-sabled;
-to get to know best practices to improve social inclusion and recognition of different abilities ;
-to promote intercultural learning and diversity.
The methodology and type of activities have been mainly related to non formal education, coaching, selfexpression, simulation games, peer to peer, learning by doing and experimental learning.
The associations involved in the project :
“The Change is in You” Association (Bulgaria); Parcours Le Monde – IDF (France); Compass Európai Ifjúsági Közösségért Egyesület (Hungary); Civic Orientation and Social Integration (Romania); Center for education and development (Macedonia); BRNO FOR YOU ZS (Czech Republic); Azerbaijani Youth Organization of Lithuania (Lithuania); Asociación Cultural Muxelka (Spain); SEIKLEJATE VENNASKOND (Estonia); DONUM ANIMUS (Latvia); THE DISABILITY KARATE FEDERATION LTD (United Kingdom); Associazione ABìCì (Italy).
Participant`s profile required:
- English level ( at least Medium level speaking and writing);
- Youth workers;
- Committed to contribute to the follow up of the project;
- Gender Balance have to be followed as much as possible (1 Male and 1 Female participant per country);
- People who are able to build new partnerships and cooperation for future projects within Erasmus+ and others programmes in the field of youth with disabilities;
- People who are interested and committed to apply and develop new projects in view of the next Erasmus+ deadline (october 2017 and january 2018);
- Be interested in developing competences and implement follow-up initiatives;
- Be aware of the characteristics of the learning environment (non-formal education);
- Work regularly on the youth field;
- Some priority will be given to youth belonging from minority groups or facing economic difficulties, coming from rural areas or with other disadvantaged backgrounds.
Hostel Marina Cagliari
Here the link of the hostel will host the participants in the heart of Cagliari
All the training was done through the methods of non-formal education. The activities were for example brain storming’s, plenary discussions, simulations, role plays, team building, energizers, ice breakers and many others.
100% of the participants‘ travel costs were reimbursed within the valid budget sums calculated according to the official rules of Erasmus+ programme. If a sum exceeded the limit, the excess was paid by the participants themselves. The reimbursement limit was 275€ per participant from Bulgaria which was enough.
Reimbursement of the travel costs was only done after submitting all original tickets, receipt/invoices, boarding passes and later sending of the return documents and boarding passes. Reimbursement was done in EURO, regardless of the currency indicated on your ticket and receipt/invoice according to the official currency exchange rate of European Commission.
Important: It was send only one bank transfert per Country . The recipient of the reimbursement was the partner association, not the participants according to the Italian National Agency rules.
Project was supported by “Erasmus+” program. Accommodation, meals, program and travel cost (based on distance) were covered from grant. There is NO participation fee.
Every participant was individually entitled to receive a Youthpass Certificate, which confirms participation and
validates the non-formal learning (NFL) experience of Training course project. Validating the learning experiences of participants is important in itself and the document can be of benefit in terms of the educational or employment future of the participant. Through Youthpass the European Commission ensures the Training course activity is recognized as a non-formal learning experience.
(*For more information on Youthpass you may click on this page to check it online)