Jaunuolių dienos centras
Kranto g. 18, (įsikūręs adresu: Kranto g. 16) LT-35173, Panevėžys
Įmonės kodas 248209780
Tel. +370 45 582 598
Darbo laikas
I–IV 7.00–17.30, V–7.00–16.30
Jaunuolių dienos centras
Kranto g. 18, (įsikūręs adresu: Kranto g. 16) LT-35173, Panevėžys
Įmonės kodas 248209780
Tel. +370 45 582 598
Darbo laikas
I–IV 7.00–17.30, V–7.00–16.30
El. p. [email protected]

Erasmus+ finansuojami projektai

Information updated on 2022-05-26


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Project title: „Let’s build bridges for youth empowerment“

Project No. 2021-2RO01-KA210-YOU-000048601

Duration: 2022/04/01-2024/02/01

Acronym of the project: Bb

Project partners:

  • Romania (coordinator)
  • Belgium (partner)
  • Poland (partner)
  • Slovenia (partner)
  • Lithuania (partner)

The main objectives of the project are:

The project aims to improve the performance and employment of youth day centres mgt in their countries by drawing good practices from international partners.

Mobility visits:

  • Romania 2022/05/17-21
  • Belgium 2022/10/18-21
  • Slovenia 2022/12/14-17
  • Poland 2023/04/17-23
  • Lithuania 2023/05/23-26
  • Romania 2023/09/19-22
  • Romania 2024/01

Project results:

A mobile application (APP) has been developed for youth workers on how to work with MGT youth in a productive, innovative and inclusive way.

Dissemination events:

Conference, during which the results of the project will be presented.


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Project title: „Build Bridges for youth empowerment“

Project no. 2021-2RO01-KA210-YOU-000048601

Duration: 2022/04 / 01-2024 / 02/01

Project acronym: Bb

Project partners:

  • Romania (coordinator)
  • Belgium (partner)
  • Poland (partner)
  • Slovenia (partner)
  • Lithuania (partner)

The main goals of the project:

The project aims to improve the activities and employment of MGT youth day care centers in their countries by drawing on good practice from international partners.

Mobility visits:

  • Romania 20/05 / 17-21
  • Belgium 20/10 / 18-21
  • Slovenia 20/12 / 14-17
  • Poland 04/27/2017 – 17-23
  • Lithuania 05/23/23-26
  • Romania 1923/09 / 19-22
  • Romania 2024/01

Project results:

Apps for youth workers to work productively, innovatively, and inclusive with MGT youth.

Dissemination events:

A conference during which the results of the project will be presented.

Information updated on 2022-02-23


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Project website

Project name: Agents for social inclusion

Project No. 2021-2-LT01KA122-ADU-000041680

Duration: 2022/03/01-2023/08/31

Acronym of the project: Sia

Project partners:

  • As styrktarfelag (Iceland)
  • Association of Parents and Friends of People with Autism in Rethymno (Crete)
  • Associacioalba (Spain)
  • Center za izobrazevanje, rehabilitacio in usposabljanje Vipava (Slovenia)
  • Associacio Vo’arte (Portugal)
  • IB (Germany)
  • Estia (Greece)
  • Sensus Stockholm-Gotland (Sweden)
  • Papillons Blancs de Lille (France)
  • A Ruota Libera (Italy)

The main objectives of the project are:

The project will aim to visit social institutions working with persons with intellectual disabilities in the countries of the European Union and to get acquainted with the employment models for persons with intellectual disabilities operating in those countries.

Main activities:

The target groups of social workers and persons with disabilities of the Youth Day Centre will travel to different countries of the European Union to get acquainted with the employment models for persons with intellectual disabilities in those countries. During the mobility, they will visit institutions working in the field of employment of people with disabilities, will be interested in examples of good practices, and will learn from colleagues.

10 group mobility of adult learners to different institutions in the European Union is planned.

Each group will consist of two learners with intellectual disabilities, one social worker and one accompanying social worker. A total of 30 learners.

 

Mobility visits: 

Information is being prepared

 

Project results:

The main result of the project is the development by the project participants of good practices for the empowerment of persons with intellectual disabilities and

employment studio.

The result will be achieved:

– if 3 models of good practice will be successfully applied at the Youth Day Centre

– if the study on the empowerment and employment of persons with intellectual disabilities in good practice will be shared with 15 social purpose institutions in Lithuania and 10 social policy makers.

 

Dissemination events:

National conference, during which the best practices gained during the project will be shared.


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Project Website

Project title: The agents of social inclusion

Project No.  2021-2-LT01KA122-ADU-000041680

Duration: 01/03/2022 to 31/08/2023

Project acronym: Sia

The partners of the project:

  • As styrktarfelag (Iceland)
  • Associacioalba (Spain)
  • Rethymno (Crete)
  • Center za izobrazevanje, rehabilitacio in usposabljanje Vipava (Slovenia)
  • Associacio Vo’arte (Portugal)
  • IB (Germany)
  • Estia (Greece)
  • Papillons Blancs de Lille (France)
  • Sensus Stokholm-Gotland (Sweden)
  • VolontaRomagna OdV (Italy)

 

The main goals of the project:

The project will aim to visit social institutions working with people with intellectual disabilities in the countries of the European Union and to get acquainted with the employment models of people with intellectual disabilities .

Main activity:

The target groups of the Youth Day Centre’s social workers and people with disabilities will travel to different countries of the European Union to learn about the employment patterns of people with intellectual disabilities. During the mobility, they will visit institutions working in the field of employment of the disabled, will be interested in examples of good practice, and will learn from colleagues.

10 group mobility of adult learners to different institutions of the European Union is planned.

Each group will consist of two learners with intellectual disabilities, one social worker and one accompanying social worker. A total of 30 learners.

Mobility visits:

Information will be available soon

Project results:

The main result of the project is a good practice developed by the project participants for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities and recruitment studio.

The result will be achieved:

– if 3 models of good practice are successfully applied in the Youth Day Center

– if the study of good practice for the empowerment and employment of persons with intellectual disabilities will be shared with 15 social institutions in Lithuania and 10 social policymakers.

Dissemination:

A national conference to share good practices from the project.

 

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Project name: RESPONSE – preventive measures to combat violence against women and girls with disabilities on the basis of their gender.

Acronym of the project : RESPONSE

Project No.: 101049437

Duration: 24 months.

April 2022 – March 2024

Project partners:

  1. EASPD – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Belgium, Brussels
  2. CLG – Centre de la Gabrielle et Ateliers du Parc de Claye – MFPass , France, Paris
  3. FENACERCI – FEDERACAO NACIONAL DE COOPERATIVAS DE SOLIDARIEDADE SOCIAL COOPERATIVA FCRL , Portugal, Lisbon
  4. CONFEDERACION PLENA INCLUSION ESPANA , Spain, Madrid
  5. KEZENFOGVA OSSZEFOGAS A FOGYATEKOSOKERT ALPITVANY, Hungary, Budapest
  6. Fundacja Eudajmonia Poland, Polkowice
  7. JDC -Youth Day Centre, Lithuania, Panevėžys

Response proposes to involve a wide range of relevant actors to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and capacity on gender-based preventive measures to combat violence against (MSN) women with disabilities based on their gender.

Content:

In the European Union, 40 million women with disabilities experience gender-based violence, whether physical, psychological or virtual. However, providers of both specialised and basic support services are still unable to prevent gender-based violence against women and girls and to provide them with person-centred assistance.

Objectives:

RESPONSE – Preventive measures to address gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities – aims to involve the different relevant actors in order to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and capacity on rights-based and gender-sensitive preventive measures to address gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities.

The main target groups are:

  • Service providers for people with disabilities;
  • The main providers, i.e. all service providers, mainly from the health, social services and the judiciary sectors, who are confronted with women and girls with disabilities and victims of crime;
  • Women and girls with disabilities.

Tasks:

The aim of the project is to create conditions for the exchange of knowledge between service providers for people with disabilities in the sector and the victims’ rights sector, thus creating a final space for joint learning and cooperation. During the project, the following will be developed:

  • A recent state of play report will be prepared at EU and partner level, which will provide an overview of the situation and identify promising practices, learning needs, key players and gaps.
  • A guide to training and awareness-raising on rights-based and gender-sensitive services to address gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities. It will consist of a set of training modules covering the main learning outcomes, designed to enable various target groups to collaborate.
  • Capacity-building workshops that will use a training and awareness-raising guide. Five seminars will be organised in each partner country, with the participation of all the main target groups together and individually, in order to implement mutual learning and cooperation activities and to test the teaching and awareness-raising handbook.
  • An online open course adapted to the Training and Awareness-Raising Guide.
  • Policy recommendations for the development of capacity-building systems are aimed at preventing gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities.

 


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Project Title: RESPONSE – Responsive services to address gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities

Project Acronym: RESPONSE

Project No:  101049437

Duration: April 2022 – March 2024

The partners of the project:

  1. EASPD – EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES Belgium, Brussels
  2. CLG – Centre de la Gabrielle et Ateliers du Parc de Claye – MFPass, France, Paris
  3. FENACERCI – FEDERACAO NACIONAL DE COOPERATIVAS DE SOLIDARIEDADE SOCIAL COOPERATIVA FCRL, Portugal, Lisbon
  4. CONFEDERACION PLENA INCLUSION ESPANA, Spain, Madrid
  5. KEZENFOGVA OSSZEFOGAS A FOGYATEKOSOKERT ALAPITVANY, Hungary, Budapest
  6. Fundacja Eudajmonia Poland, Polkowice
  7. JDC -Youth Day Centre, Lithuania, Panevezys

The RESPONSE project proposes to bring together the different relevant actors to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and capacity about rights-based and gender-responsive services in addressing gender-based violence against WWD (women with disabilities).

Context:

In the European Union, 40 millions of women with disabilities are vulnerable to gender-based violence, whether in the forms of physical, psychological or virtual injuries. However, both specialised and mainstream support service providers still fail to prevent gender-based violence against these women and support them in a person-centred way.

Aims:

RESPONSE – Responsive services to address gender-based violence against women with disabilities – aims at bringing together the different relevant actors to increase stakeholders’ knowledge and capacity about rights-based and gender-responsive services in addressing gender-based violence against women with disabilities.

Main target groups:

  1. Service providers for persons with disabilities
  2. Mainstream service providers, i.e. all service providers, mainly from health, social care and judicial sectors, that can encounter women with disabilities victims of crime
  3. Women with disabilities

Objectives:

The project aims to enable the knowledge flowing from the disability sector to the victims’ rights sector and vice-versa, thus creating an ultimate space for joint learning and cooperation. The project will develop:

  • A State-of-the-art report at EU and partner country levels which will give an overview of the situation and identify promising practices, learning needs, key actors and gaps.
  • A Training & Awareness Raising manual about rights-based and gender-responsive services to address gender-based violence of women with disabilities. It will be made up of a series of training modules covering key learning outcomes for the different target groups to be able to work together.
  • A series of capacity-building workshops, using the aforementioned manual. Five workshops will be organised in each partner country to gather all key target groups, collectively and individually, to trigger mutual learning and cooperation activities and test the Training & Awareness Raising manual.
  • A Massive Online Open Course, adapted from the Training & Awareness Raising manual.
  • Policy recommendations on how to develop enabling frameworks on the prevention of gender-based violence against women with disabilities.

Contact

Giulia Bergamasco, Project Development Officer, [email protected]

More info:

RESPONSE_leaflet

Information updated on 2022-05-26


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Project name: SENtor – exchange of experience and practice in teaching Special Educational Needs (SUP) children

Project acronym : SENtor

Project No. 2021-1-HU01-KA210-SCH-000032368

Duration: 2022-01-03 – 2024-01-03

Project partners:

  1. ReSuli, a Megújuló Oktatásért Alapítvány, Hungary
  2. YOUTH DAY CENTRE, Lithuania
  3. Colegiul National Aprily, Lajos Romania

SHORT-TERM OBJECTIVES:

  • Assistance in improving the quality of education through the exchange of experiences and best practices at international level.
  • Setting up and testing a mentoring support network; training of the first experts in order to reduce the gaps in the education of the public; mediation between school systems, families and consultants.
  • Improvement of pedagogical competencies of direct and indirect target groups by SUP methods.

INTERMEDIATE OBJECTIVES:

  • Increasing the motivation of SUP students, ensuring more successful learning progress, achieving more effective results, which are also visible in the school’s assessment system.
  • Ensure reliable social connections between students so that they feel safe.
  • To create effective, direct assistance to SUP families with little knowledge, applying methodologies for raising motivation, solving behavioral problems. Apply detailed guidelines on the requirements for the results of the curriculum.
  • Reducing the tasks and responsibilities of teachers with a large workload in formal education.
  • Dissemination of the mentoring programme through pilot training in the wider educational context.

LONG-TERM GOALS:

  • Reduce and eliminate educational gaps adapted to individual needs, taking into account all participants who are involved in the educational process, using the appropriate methodology to achieve these goals.
  • The public’s understanding that education is a kind of cooperation between parents, teachers and students, learning to respect, take into account all these participants and involve them in the educational stages.
  • To develop an understanding that the progress of learning is a personal interest, combined with individual characteristics, continuing until the end of our lives. Its goal is to acquire the necessary skills for the future.
  • To help students learn methods that are adapted to any learning content, to acquire basic competencies useful for their personal development and employment.

Main activities:

  • Session I. Specification of the problem area
  • Session II. Examples of parental activity
  • Session III. Mentoring techniques and SUP methods
  • Session IV. Design – how to incorporate learned methods into formal education?

 International project meetings:

  • International meeting Hungary 2022-02 – 18-2022-02-21
  • Final international meeting Lithuania 2023-10-23 – 2023-10-26

Project results:

  • 4 theoretical sessions, which are accompanied by 4 learning-training sessions and further pilot training.
  • Trained coaches from at least 12 organizations. Improvement of pedagogical competencies by SUP methods.
  • Developed and tested mentoring service system SUP.
  • The topics of the training, the content of the trainings, the study materials and information were published.
  • The result of the project – the book Guide

Learning, teaching, teaching activities

Learning and teaching activities accompanying session I. Lithuania 2022-05-16 – 2022-05-23

Learning and teaching activities accompanying session II Hungary 2022-09-05 – 2022-12-09

Learning-teaching activities attached to session III. Romania 2023-02-06 – 2023-02-13

Learning-teaching activities attached to the IV session. Romania 2023-08-21 to 2023-08-28


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Project Title: SENtor – Exchanging Experiences and Practices in Mentoring SEN Children

Project Acronym: SENtor

Project No. 2015-1-HU02-KA205-000867

Periode: 03-01-2022 – 03-01-2024

The partners of the project:

  1. ReSuli, a Megújuló Oktatásért Alapítvány Hungary
  2. JAUNUOLIU DIENOS CENTRAS Lithuania
  3. Colegiul National Aprily Lajos Romania

SHORTTERM GOALS:

  • Improving the quality of the educational support with changing experiences and best practices on an international level.
  • Designing and testing a mentoring support network model and training its first experts to alleviate capacity gaps in public education and mediate between school systems, families, and counselors.
  • Improving pedagogical competencies of direct and indirect target groups with SEN methods.

 INTERMEDIATE GOALS:

  • Increasing SEN students’ motivation with providing more successful learning progress, reaching more effective results which are also visible in the school evaluation system.
  • Providing reliable social contacts around them, making them feel safe.
  • Establishing effective, direct help for SEN families with grassroots contacts, with adaptable methodologies of motivation raising, behavioral problems, and a comprehensive guideline about their curricular output requirements.
  • Decreasing the tasks and responsibilities of overwhelmed teachers’ in formal education.
  • Disseminating the mentoring program via pilot training in a wider educational context.

LONG-TERM GOALS:

  • Filling the expired gap of an up-to-date educational practice tailored to individual needs, considering all relevant participants of the educational process, using the relevant methodology for reaching these aims.
  • Making an understanding also in the major society of that education is a sort of cooperation between parents, teachers, and pupils, learning to respect, consider and involve all of these participants into the phases of the educational service.
  • Raising an understanding that the learning progress is an own personal interest, matched with individual attributes, lasting till the end of our lives. Its purpose is to gain adequate skills for further future benefits.
  • Helping students to learn methods adaptable for any kind of learning content, acquiring basic competencies useful for their personal development and employability.

The main activities:

  • Session I. Problem Field Specification
  • Session II. Examples of Parent Activism
  • Session III. Mentoring Techniques and SEN Approaches
  • Session IV. Design – How to Embed the Learnt Techniques to Formal Education?

 

Transnational project meetings:

  • Kick-off Transnational Meeting Hungary 01/02/2022 – 04/02/2022
  • Final Transnational Meeting Lithuania 23/10/2023 – 26/10/2023

Project Results:

  • 4 theoretical sessions accompanied by 4 learning-teaching activities and further pilot training.
  • Trained coaches from min. 12 organizations. Improving pedagogical competencies with SEN methods. *Designed and tested mentoring service system for SEN.
  • Published training topics, training contents, study materials, and information.
  • A handbook presenting project results

Learning, Teaching, Training Activities

Learning-Teaching Activity Attached to Session I. Lithuania  16/05/2022 – 23/05/2022

Learning-Teaching Activity Attached to Session II Hungary 05/09/2022 – 12/09/2022

Learning-Teaching Activity Attached to Session III. Romania 06/02/2023 – 13/02/2023

Learning-Teaching Activity Attached to Session IV. Romania 21/08/2023 – 28/08/2023

Daugiau informacijos

Information updated on 2022-01-20

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Project name: STAGE GROWTH: A Visual Art for Social Change

Project No: 2021-1-ES01-KA210-ADU-000034224

Duration: 2021-11-01 – 2023-11-01

Acronym of the project: SCENEGROWTH

Project partners:

AD HOC GESTION CULTURAL SL (Spain)

YOUTH DAY CENTRE (Lithuania)

KOINVNIKH SYNETAIRISTIKH EPIXEIRHSH PRAMATA KAI UAMATA (GREECE)

The main objectives of the project are:

  1. To provide cultural and performing arts organisations with a new working methodology that they can implement in their teams in pursuit of shared commitment and the values of citizen participation.
  2. To train professionals in the cultural and visual arts sector, working with people at risk of social exclusion, with the tools, competences and digital skills necessary to do their job, committing to developing more equitable and equitable activities. society.
  3. To create a regional, national and international network with organisations working in the creative, cultural and social fields in order to integrate and connect professionals with the same problems and to contribute to the inclusion and employment of people at risk of social exclusion.
  4. To promote the full and active participation of citizens in cultural events and to value the cultural heritage of the visual arts as a tool for the transformation of society.

Main activities:

  1. Formation of learning and methodologies. Development of pilot courses in each participating country.
  2. Prepare 12 learning records (4 per participating organisation) in audiovisual format.
  3. Training courses for the team and local partners of each participating organization.

International project meetings:

  1. M1 launch meeting in Zaragoza – Spain 2021-2003
  2. M2 Final project closing and evaluation meeting in Panevėžys, Lithuania

Project results:

  1. The collaboration developed new teaching tools and methodologies to help cultural professionals working with people at risk of social exclusion.
  2. Effective transfer of knowledge and acquired competences between the participating entities, their lecturers and collaborators.
  3. The creation of a network of social and cultural actors at regional, national and European level working with the arts as a tool for social transformation, working with groups at risk of social exclusion.
  4. Real access to culture for people at risk of social exclusion through the design of the supply of „ad hoc“ culture.

Dissemination events:

  • Local dissemination events (1 event per country)

Learning, teaching, teaching activities:

  1. C1 Learning activities in Lithuania (2022-04-25 – 2022-04-30)
  2. C2 Learning activities in Kalamata-Greece (2022-10-10 – 2022-10-14)
  3. C3 Learning activities in Zaragoza-Spain (2023-04-17 – 2023-04-21)

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Project Title: SCENEGROWTH: Scenic arts for social transformation

Project No: 2021-1-ES01-KA210-ADU-000034224

Duration: 2021-11-01/2023-11-01

Project Acronym: SCENEGROWTH

The partners of the project:

  1. AD HOC GESTION CULTURAL SL Spain
  2. YOUNG MAN’S DAY CENTRE Lithuania
  3. KOINVNIKH SYNETAIRISTIKH EPIXEIRHSH PRAMATA KAI UAMATA Greece

The project’s main objectives are:

  1. To provide cultural and scenic arts organizations with a new working methodology that they can implement in their teams in order to achieve common values of commitment and citizen participation.
  2. To train professionals in the cultural and scenic arts sector who work with people at risk of social exclusion with the tools, competencies, and digital skills necessary to be able to carry out their work, committing themselves to the development of a fairer and more equitable society.
  3. To create a regional, national and international network with organizations working in the creative, cultural, and social fields to integrate and connect professionals with the same concerns and to contribute ideas for the insertion and employability of people at risk of social exclusion.
  4. To encourage the full and active participation of citizens in cultural events and to value the cultural heritage of the scenic arts as a tool for social transformation.

The main activities:

  1. Compilation of learning and methodologies. Development of pilot courses in each participating country
  2. Elaboration of 12 training pills (4 per participating organization) in audio-visual format
  3. Training courses for the team and local partners of each participating organization.

Transnational project meetings:

  1. M1 Kick-off meeting in=Zaragoza – Spain 2021-03
  2. M2 Final meeting for project closure and evaluation in Panevezys, Lithuania

Project Results:

  1. Collaborative design of new training tools and methodologies to help cultural professionals working with people at risk of social exclusion.
  2. Effective transfer of knowledge and competencies acquired between the participating entities, their teaching staff and collaborators.
  3. Creation of a network at regional, national and European level of social and cultural entities that work with art as a tool for social transformation for groups at risk of social exclusion.
  4. Real access to culture for people at risk of social exclusion through the „ad hoc“ design of a cultural offer.

Multiplier Events:

  • Local dissemination events (1 event per country)

Learning, Teaching, Training Activities

  1. C1 Learning activity in Lithuania 25/04/2022 – 30/04/2022
  2. C2 Learning activity in Kalamata-Greece 10/10/2022 – 14/10/2022

C3 Learning activity in Zaragoza-Spain 17/04/2023 – 21/04/2023

Information updated on 2022-01-20

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Project name: IMProVE 2:0 – Methods of professional volunteering in Europe

Project No.: 2021-1-CZ01-KA220-ADU-000035109

Duration: 2021-11-01/ 2024-11-01

Project acronym : IMProVE 2.0

Project partners:

  1. Dobrovolnické centrum, zs Czech Republic
  2. YOUTH DAY CENTRE Lithuania
  3. ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS Italy
  4. Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa eV Germany

The main goal of the project is to give people with physical, mental, intellectual and learning disabilities the opportunity to volunteer and use volunteering as a way of inclusion both in local communities and in society as a whole.

Main activities:

– to develop and test assistance (support) structures for people with disabilities who want to volunteer, to advise and train them, and to create a system of „Inclusion Fellows“;

– the organisation of volunteering activities for persons with disabilities, the development and testing of quality measurements, as well as counselling and training tools, in order to make ViOs more inclusive and create more volunteering opportunities for persons with disabilities in the community;

– develop and test quality measurements, as well as counselling and training tools, to make ViOs more inclusive and create more opportunities for self-loathing in the community for people with disabilities;

– to develop and test information sessions, trainings and counselling services for parents and guardians and institutions of persons with disabilities;

– to develop campaigns to change the general public’s understanding of persons with disabilities: anyone with disabilities can volunteer , no matter the limitations – people with disabilities can contribute and actively participate in their local community.

 

International project meetings:

  1. Gemeinsam leben und lernen Europa eV (Germany) 2022-03
  2. Dobrovolnické centrum, zs (Czech Republic) 2022-08
  3. YOUTH DAY CENTRE (Lithuania) 2024-11
  4. ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS (Italy) 2023-07
  5. Dobrovolnické centrum, zs (Czech Republic) 2024-08

Project results:

IO1 „Learning , training and support in volunteering „Fellows of Inclusion“.

O2 Development of programs that engage volunteers and high-quality training of volunteers in organizations (ViOs).

IO3 Development of the structure of incentives, training and support, strengthening of services for persons with disabilities among caregivers and parents of persons with disabilities.

O4 Development of incentives, training and support structures to improve volunteering for people with disabilities.

IO5 Development of measures to promote inclusive volunteering not only specifically, but also for the general public.

Project dissemination activities:

  1. Dobrovolnické centrum, zs (Czech Republic) 08-2024
  2. ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS (Italy) 2023-09
  3. Gemeinsam leben und lernen Europa eV (Germany) 08-2024
  4. YOUTH DAY CENTRE (Lithuania) 2024-08

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Project Title: IMProVE 2:0 – Inclusive Method in Professional Volunteering in Europe

Project No: 2021-1-CZ01-KA220-ADU-000035109

Duration: 01-11-2021/ 31-10-2024

Project Acronym: IMProVE 2.0

The partners of the project:

  1. Dobrovolnické centrum, z.s. Czech Republic
  2. YOUNG MAN’S DAY CENTRE Lithuania
  3. ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS Italy
  4. Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa e.V. Germany

The project’s main objective is to empower people with physical, mental, intellectual and learning disabilities to volunteer and to use volunteering an important pathway into social inclusion in their local community and society in general.

The main activities:

  • develop and pilot-test support structures for PWD wanting to volunteer by counselling and training them and setting up a system of “Inclusion buddies”.
  • Organising own volunteer activities for PWD – develop and pilot-test quality measurements as well as counselling and training measure to make ViOs more inclusive and create more volunteer opportunities for PWD on community level
  • develop and pilot-test quality measurements as well as counselling and training measure to make ViOs more inclusive and create more volunteer opportunities for PWD on community level
  • develop and pilot-test info-sessions, trainings and counselling services for parents and caretakers of and institutions for PWD s
  • developing campaigns to change the perception of the general public on PWD: everyone can volunteer – no matter what restrictions – PWD can contribute and participate actively in their local community.

Transnational project meetings:

  1. Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa e.V. ( Germany) 2022-03
  2. Dobrovolnické centrum, z.s. (Czech Republic) 2022-08
  3. JAUNUOLIU DIENOS CENTRAS (Lithuania) 2024-11
  4. ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS (Italy) 2023-07
  5. Dobrovolnické centrum, z.s. (Czech Republic) 2024-08

Project Results:

IO1 “Acquisition, training and support of voluntary “Inclusion Buddies”

O2 Provision of inclusive volunteer programmes and good quality volunteer management in volunteers involving organisations (ViOs)

IO3 Development of promotion tools, trainings and support structure for enhancing in disability facilities and among caretakers and parents of PWD

O4 Development of promotion tools, training and support structure for enhancing volunteering of PWD

IO5 Development of promotion tools for inclusive volunteering to specific, but also the general public

 

Multiplier Events:

  1. Dobrovolnické centrum, z.s. (Czech Republic) 08-2024
  2. ASSOCIAZIONE UNIAMOCI ONLUS (Italy) 09-2023
  3. Gemeinsam leben und lernen in Europa e.V. (Germany) 08-2024
  4. JAUNUOLIU DIENOS CENTRAS (Lithuania) 08-2024

Target Groups:

  • People with disabilities
  • Parents and caretakers of PWD
  • Institutions, workplaces, schools, homes for PWD
  • Volunteers involving organisation
  • Volunteers
  • Professionals working in the field of disability and volunteer work
  • General public

Information updated on 2022-01-19

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Project name: Autism- Friendly Spaces: A change in employability in a training and intervention program for the employment of people with autism.

Project number: 2021-1-EL01-KA220-VET-000025103

Project shortening: AFSS employment opportunity.

Project partnerI;

  1. KYPRIAKI ETAIREIA PISTOPOIISIS LIMITED – Cyprus)
  2. ASTIKI ETAIREIA PSYCHOKOINONIKON MELETON – Greece)
  3. AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL– Belgium
  4. YOUNG MAN’S DAY CENTRE– Lithuania
  5. KUMMISSJONI GHAD-DRITTIJIET TA’ PERSUNI B’DIZABILITA – Malta

The main objectives of the project are:

  1. Customer engagement: Provide all the information so that the person can make an informed decision about whether they want to use the sponsored job or not.
  2. The establishment of a social center for autistic people who are actively looking for or interested in work.
  3. Professional profiling and training: To help individuals identify their skills and preferences for work, to give them the opportunity to participate in pre-professional skills training (social skills, workplace behavior, organizational skills, etc.)
  4. Job Search: Look for a job based on the needs of everyone involved through the site created during the process.
  5. Employer engagement and training on the needs of autistic workers: Working with employers and job seekers , discussing several areas including employment conditions, required skills, assistance from service providers and/or accessible workplace, etc.
  6. On/Off Work Support: Provide assistance to the client and employer according to needs for three months after employment.
  7. Develop a policy report on the current situation with the employment of autistic people at European and national level.
  8. To develop an understanding of the needs about the seminars organized by the inhabitants of the ASD for autistic people, their patrons, as well as relevant stakeholders and interested organizations.

The main objective: to take a step further towards social inclusion.

Main activities: Ongoing activities can be found here

Activities of the first year

  • Literature search (study) and questionnaire/creation of a semi-structured interview to assess the quality and performance of the project.
  • Raise awareness workshops for all relevant target groups.
  • Development of a curriculum and training materials for employer training by adjusting the already completed and successful project ABLE guide , including autism ambassadors .
  • Training of employers, assessment and certification – training program and development of educational materials for pre-vocational training for autistic people.
  • ASD individual training, evaluation and certification .
  • For people with autism, favorable working spaces , guidelines and certification procedures, along with the certification of auditors.
  • Presentations of social centers .
  • Development of contact databases of interested parties .
  • Training Guidelines and AFS Employer Training Guide.
  • Training guidelines and training for AFS-autistic workers.
  • Afs.’s employment placement goals.

 

Activities in the first year and the aim of the AFSS employment project are to inform and involve interested parties in the employment of people with autism, about the current situation and the steps to be taken to create an inclusive work space.

Specific activities are important as one step further as two workouts are developed and implemented for autistic people, beneficiaries as well as employers and interested professionals. Quality and portability training is guaranteed according to the certificate scheme and administered questionnaires after the end of the training for all participants.

Activities of the second year

  • Adaptation and certification of jobs that are conducive to autism.
  • Help during work: Employment of autistic persons in autism-friendly companies and constant support of all parts (autistic employees, co-workers, ambassadors of autism, and employers) for at least 3 months. by the term of the employment contract.
  • The case study is based on the experience of the participants.
  • Adjustments are made in the educational material , based on the recruitment procedure and research.
  • Policy examination and recommendations.
  • Dissemination of performance.
  • Employment contracts for those with autism.
  • Distribution of policy recommendation documents to the relevant authorities on the basis of a policy recommendation plan-case analysis and research results and publications.
  • Adapted training materials.
  • Darbo mugė per paskutinį TPM Briuselyje.

Tikslai antraisiais AFS  įsidarbinimo projekto metais, informacija ir patarimai kurie buvo suteikti autistams darbuotojams  ir darbdaviams bus praktiškai pritaikyti. Darbo vietos suteiks puikią patirtį patikrinus projekto  kokybę  ir suteiks dalyviams su galimybe patekti į darbo erdvę, kad sutvirtėtų išbandyti įgūdžiai įgyti mokymų metu.

Tuo pačiu metu, poliso tyrimai bus atliekami kaip surinkti  teisės aktai prie nacionalinio ir Europos  lygio ir pasiūlyti būtinus pakeitimus socialinės įtrauktiems tikslu.

Platinimas veiklų yra svarbi projekto dalis, nes jie siekia pasiekti ir motyvuoti atitinkamas organizacijas/subjektai kurie dalijasi  konsorciumo  peržiūromis ir lūkesčiais: autizmą turintys piliečiai turėtų dalyvauti, būti matomi ir gerbiami visose socialinio gyvenimo srityse.

Tarptautinių projektų susitikimai:

  1. Pradinis susitikimas Malta 2022-02
  2. Įsidarbinimo projekto tolesni veiksmai Graikija 2023-03
  3. Projekto rezultatų apmąstymas: ateities perspektyvos Belgija 2023-10

Projekto rezultatai:

  1. Darbdavio įtraukimas ir pagalba darbdaviui: Darbdavių mokymo programos rengimas.
  2. Autistų įsitraukimas ir profesinis profiliavimas: ASD įsidarbinimo mokymai ,programos rengimai, svetainės kūrimas.
  3. Sertifikavimo schema.
  4. Įjungta-išjungta pagalba darbui ir darbo erdvės reguliavimas.
  5. Mokslinių tyrimų ir poliso rekomendacijos.

Daukartiniai  įvykiai:

  1. Įsidarbinimo skatinimas, įtraukimas ir  lygybė žmonėms su  ASD 2022-05
  2. Darbo erdvės kūrimas autistams 2022-11
  3. AFS įsidarbinimas praktikoje: atvejo analizės pristatymas2023-05
  4. Įsidarbinimo polisai visoje Europoje 2023-10

Mokymasis, mokymas, mokymo veikla

  • C1 Darbdavių mokymas Graikija 2022-07
  • C2 ASD Ikiprofesinis mokymas Malta 2023-01
  • C3 Autizmui palankių erdvių įsidarbinimo sertifikavimo mokymai Kipras

 

  • Daugiau informacijos
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_Of7amOJhU&t=46s

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Project Title: Autism-friendly spaces: The employability twist Training and intervention program towards the employability of autistic individuals.

Project No:  2021-1-EL01-KA220-VET-000025103

Duration: 2022-01-01 / 2021-01-01

Project Acronym: AFS Employability

The partners of the project:

  1. KYPRIAKI ETAIREIA PISTOPOIISIS LIMITED – Cyprus)
  2. ASTIKI ETAIREIA PSICHOKOINONIKON MELETON – Greece)
  3. AUTISME-EUROPE AISBL– Belgium
  4. JAUNUOLIU DIENOS CENTRAS– Lithuania
  5. KUMMISSJONI GHAD-DRITTIJIET TA’ PERSUNI B’DIZABILITA – Malta

The project’s main objectives are:

  1. Client Engagement: Provide all information to enable the individual to make an informed decision as to whether or not they wish to use supported employment
  2. Creation of a Social Hub for autistic individuals actively searching or interested in employment
  3. Vocational Profiling and Training: Help individuals identify their skills and preferences for work and give them a chance to participate in a training of pre-vocational skills (social skills, workspace conduct, organizational skills, etc.).
  4. Job Finding: Search for a job considering the needs of all parties involved through a website created during the process
  5. Employer Engagement and Training on the needs of autistic employees: Work with employers and job seekers to discuss several areas including terms and conditions of employment, required skills, support needed from service providers and/or available at the workplace, etc.
  6. On/Off Job Support: Provide support for the client and the employer according to their needs for a period of three months after a job placement
  7. Create a policy report concerning the current situation in Employment of Autistic Individuals on a European and National Level
  8. Raise awareness for the needs of ASD populations by organizing seminars for autistic individuals, their caregivers, as well as relevant stakeholders and interested organizations.

The main goal: to make a step further towards social inclusion.

The main activities: The main activities you can find here

Year 1 Activities

  • Literature research and questionnaire/semi-structured interview creation to measure the quality and progress of the project
  • Raise awareness seminars for all involved target groups
  • Certification Scheme Development
  • Curriculum and training material creation for Employers Training by adjusting the already-completed and successful Project ABLE manual, including Autism Ambassadors
  • Employers Training, Assessment, and Certification -Curriculum and training material development for the Pre-Vocational Training for autistic individuals
  • ASD individual Training, Assessment and Certification
  • Autism Friendly Working Spaces guidelines and Certification procedure, along with the respective Certification Training for auditors
  • Social Hub Deliverables
  • Interested stakeholders contact details database creation
  • Training guidelines & Manual for the AFS Employer Training
  • Training guidelines & Manual for the AFS Autistic Employee Training
  • AFS Employability site Objectives

 

The activities during the first year of the AFS Employability Project aim to inform and involve stakeholders concerning the employment of autistic individuals, as for the current situation and the steps that need to be taken towards an inclusive workspace.

The specific activities take matters one step further as two pieces of training are developed and implemented to autistic beneficiaries as well as to employers and interested professionals. The quality and transferability of the training are assured by the Certification Scheme and the questionnaires administered after the end of the training to all participants.

Year 2 Activities

  • Adaptations and certification of Autism Friendly Working Spaces
  • On-Off Job Support: Job placements of autistic individuals to Autism Friendly Certified businesses and continuous support to all parts (autistic employee, co-workers, Autism Ambassadors, and employers) for at least 3 months of the working contract.
  • Case studies based on the experience of the participants
  • Adjustments made on the training material based on the Job Placement procedure and the case studies
  • Policy Research and Recommendation
  • Dissemination activities Deliverables
  • Working contracts for autistic individuals
  • Policy Recommendation Document disseminated to relevant authorities according to the Policy Recommendation Plan -Case study and research results and publications
  • Adapted training materials
  • Job Fair during the last TPM in Brussels

Objectives During the second year of The AFS Employability Project, the information and guidance were given to autistic employees and employers will be put into practice. Job Placements will offer an excellent experience to test the quality of the project and provide the participants with a chance to enter the working space, in order to solidify and test the skills acquired during the training.

At the same time, policy research will be conducted so as to gather policies and legislations at the national and European levels and propose necessary changes towards the goal of social inclusion.

Dissemination activities are a significant part of the project, as they aim to reach and motivate relevant organizations/entities that share the consortium’s views and expectations: autistic citizens should participate and be visible and respected in all parts of social life.

Transnational project meetings:

  1. Kick-Off Meeting Malta 2022-02
  2. Employability Project Follow up Greece 2023-03
  3. Reflecting on project results: Future Prospects Belgium 2023-10

Project Results:

  1. Employer Engagement & Employer Support: Employer Training Curriculum Development
  2. Autistic Engagement & Vocational Profiling: ASD Employability Training Curriculum Development, Site creation
  3. Certification Scheme
  4. On – Off Job Support & Working Space Adjustments
  5. Research & Policy Recommendation

Multiplier Events:

  1. Promoting employability, inclusion, and equality for people with ASD 2022-05
  2. Creating a Workspace for Autistic Individuals 2022-11
  3. AFS Employability in Practice: Case Study Presentation 2023-05
  4. Employability Policies across Europe 2023-10

Learning, Teaching, Training Activities

  • C1 Employers Training Greece 2022-07
  • C2 ASD Pre-Vocational Training Malta 2023-01
  • C3 Autism Friendly Spaces Employability Certification Training Cyprus

Updated on 2021-06-25

 

Project title: „Digital technologies for the recognition of volunteering competencies“

Short for project: „DYVO“

Project No. 2020-2-IT03-KA205-019156

Duration: 01/12/2020 – 30/11/2022

AIM:

contribute to the recognition and validation of competences acquired through non-formal and informal learning in the field of youth volunteering with a view to improving the employability and social participation of young people and the quality of the work of young people and/or voluntary organisations.

OBJECTIVES:

  1. develop a new digital, easy-to-use and innovative tool to recognise and validate youth volunteering competences.
  2. empower young volunteers, youth workers and organisations to develop and use competence validation methods, tools and procedures, including the new Europass framework.
  3. develop a clear methodology for non-formal learning, validation of competences and results of volunteers.
  4. promote the recognition and validation of the competences of young volunteers with fewer opportunities.

PROJECT STRUCTURE

  • Project management and implementation
  • 5 international project meetings (TM)
  • 3 intellectual products (IO)
  • 6 dissemination events (ME)
  • 3 Learning/Teaching/Teaching Activities (C1-C2-C3)
  • 1 External evaluation

INTELLECTUAL OUTPUTS OF THE PROJECT:

IO1 – DYVO App certification platform (Desktop and Mobile program), with the help of which it will be possible to recognize and confirm the competencies of youth volunteering. The final version of the platform will be available in five languages: English, French, Italian, German and Lithuanian. The programme will be developed and tested with an international group of 40 young volunteers (including a subgroup of young people with fewer opportunities), volunteer curators and evaluators. In this digital environment, it will be possible to easily carry out all stages of the recognition and approval of volunteering activities: to identify and document the acquired competencies by creating a portfolio, to evaluate and validate them using blockchain technology.

IO2 – DYVO model e-book is a set of competencies acquired through volunteering experience. These competences will be closely linked to the prospects of the labour market for young people. This book will describe the definition of competence identification, documentation, assessment and certification methods according to the DYVO model. Examples of good practice from volunteers and volunteer host organisations will also be provided.

The IO3 – DYVO training package is a set of innovative training programs for young volunteers, teachers and evaluators to give them more opportunities to recognize and validate the skills acquired during volunteering. The training package will be developed and tested, and then released as open educational resources.

The developed Intellectual Products will be disseminated in accordance with a robust dissemination strategy aimed at enabling the further use of these products at regional, national and European level.

Project website

Intellectual products:

IO2-A1 Analysis of the international situation

IO2-A2 DYVO_COMPETENCIJŲ SYSTEM

CALL

DYVO_Savanorio atrankai_ E2R

DYVO_Savanorio selection

DYVO_Tutorių selection


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Project Title: „Digital technologies for validating young volunteers’ competencies“

Project Acronym: „DYVO“

PROJECT NUMBER: 2020-2-IT03-KA205-019156

 Duration: 01/12/2020 – 30/11/2022 

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

contribute to facilitate and innovate recognition and validation of competencies acquired through non-formal and informal learning in the field of youth volunteering, with the aim of enhancing young people’s employability and social participation and youth/voluntary organizations’ quality of work.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  1. to develop a new digital, easy-to-use, and innovative tool to support the recognition and validation of competencies in youth volunteering.
  2. to empower young volunteers, youth workers, and organizations in the development and exploitation of methods, tools, and procedures for validating competencies, including the new Europass framework.
  3. to elaborate a clear framework of learning outcomes, and related competencies, of informal learning through youth volunteering, and a clear methodology of validation.
  4. to promote recognition and validation of competencies of young volunteers with fewer opportunities.

STRUCTURE OF THE PROJECT

  • Project management and implementation
  • 5 Transnational project meetings (TM)
  • 3 Intellectual outputs (IO)
  • 6 Multiplier events (ME)
  • 3 Learning/teaching/training activities (C1-C2-C3)
  • 1 External Evaluation

INTELLECTUAL PROJECT OUTPUTS:

IO1 – DYVO App is a blockchain-based certificate platform (Desktop and Mobile app) for the management of the validation process, whose final version will be fully accessible in five languages: English, French, Italian, German and Lithuanian. The App will be developed and tested with a transnational group of 40 young volunteers (included a subgroup of young people with fewer opportunities) tutors and assessors. Within this digital environment, all the steps of validation can be easily performed: identify and document acquired competencies producing a portfolio, assess and certify them through blockchain technology.

IO2 – E-book on the DYVO Model is and will contain: a competence framework, that is a set of competencies commonly acquired through volunteering experiences, with a link to the labor market perspective, in order to highlight ways of capitalizing learning outcomes into a job context; a methodology of validation, that is the definition of methods for identification, documentation, assessment, and certification of competences under DYVO Model; a collection of case histories of young volunteers and voluntary organizations to work as role models.

IO3 – DYVO Training Package is, that is a set of innovative training programs for young volunteers, tutors, and assessors aimed at empowering them in recognition and validation of transversal skills. The training package will be designed and piloted and then released as OER (open education resources).

IOs will be disseminated according to a sound dissemination strategy aimed at creating the conditions for further exploitation of IOs at regional, national, and European levels.

More info https://www.dyvo.eu/en/about_en/

Intellectual Outcomes:

IO2-A1 DYVO STATE OF THE ART_

IO2-A2 COMPETENCE FRAMEWORK. docx

Dyvo_Form for Volunteer Application E2R

OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Volunteer Application Form 

Tutor Application Form

 

 

 

Information updated on 2020-09-27

DDSKILLS „Cutting-Edge Digital Skills for Professionals care givers of Persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Problems /

 

„Cutting-edge digital skills for professionals providing assistance to persons with disabilities and individuals with mental health problems“

http://www.ddskills.eu/

http://www.ddskills.eu/THE-PROJECT

AGREEMENT No./ Suterties No. 612655

PROJECT No. / Project No. 612655-EPP-1-2019-1-EL-EPPKA2-SSA

Start day/ Project start date 01/01/2020

End day/ Project end date 31/06/2023

Projekst coordinator/ Project coordinator: Sillogos goneon ke kidemonon atomon me anapiria TO ERGASTIRI

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The area of disability includes physical, mental, developmental and age-related disorders. People facing these problems, encounter several major obstacles that prevent them from seamlessly integrating in society. Nowadays more and more of these people have their capabilities, rather than their disabilities, recognized and accepted by the general public. The rapid technological advance of past decades, has also triggered a dramatic progress in technology usage for assistive and training purposes. Since true inclusiveness, and deinstitutionalization process pass through all the professionals involved in the care of persons with disabilities, from the lowest levels to the highest ones, there is an increasing need to integrate existing skills, with new approaches and digital competences, able to properly meet these new challenges. New and up to date training curricula need to be developed, to respond to the needs of care service beneficiaries and properly take advantage of new opportunities offered by technologies.

DDSKILLS project, aims to develop an Alliance for providing new knowledge, skills and competences for professionals supporting persons with Disabilities and Mental Health Problems in line with the dual objective of VET as defined in the Bruges Communiqué, „contributing to employability and economic growth, and responding to broader societal challenges, in particular promoting social cohesion“[1].

Within the proposed training qualification of DDSKILLS project, skills shortages will be verified and addressed on EU scale, relevant knowledge and learning outcomes will be discussed and finally mapped to ECVET points and EQF level 5.

Professional caregivers (Occupational therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Special education teachers, Nurses, Gerontologists, Rehabilitation experts) will be able to follow these courses to learn how the use of new technological devices (sensors, assistive devices, robots, virtual and augmented reality headsets, brain Computer Interfaces) can contribute to the confrontation of different disabilities and get certified with a cross-border certification.

National training pilots for the testing of the methodologies, contents and tools created, will be designed and implemented in 6 countries (Greece, Germany, Ireland, Lithuania, Italy and Cyprus) targeting different professionals, allowing for the validation of the framework as well as the curricula and training materials. Pilot trainings will include different innovative educational methods and will be based both on formal (presence learning an e-learning) and on non-formal/informal learning.

The targeted professionals are according to ESCO „Personal care workers in health services“ and „Health professionals not elsewhere classified„, (ISCO-08 codes: 532 and 2269[2]) belonging in the „Health & social care“ Sector, as listed in EU Skills Panorama[3].

The consortium is composed from 12 full partners from 7 EU countries.

The Role of JDC in the DDSKILLS project is to survey the current offer in courses relevant to digital skills for the Health and Care Sector and will prepare the DDSKILLS curriculum for the Lithuanian Market. JDC will evaluate the toolkits in its premises and will sent 5 trainers to be trained in these new technologies in order to evaluate but also promote DDSKILLS course to healthcare professionals working with people with disabilities in Lithuania.

[1] https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/8739d626-1988-4453-a0b7-6f0554b06e2e

[2] https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/occupation

[3] http://skillspanorama.cedefop.europa.eu/en/sectors/health-social-care

[4] DDSkills – leaflet short V3

[5] DDSkills – leaflet long V3

[6] Courseplan – Final

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6_3 Certification Scheme for the course content

6.3Β – Certification Scheme for trainees1

News letter

 

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Financing: Erasmus+ programme of the European Union

Trukmė: 2020.01.01–2022.12.31

Projektą koordinuojanti organizacija: Ergastiri

Projekto partneriai:

Frankfurto taikomųjų mokslų universitetas (Frankfurto UAS)

Airijos nacionalinis universitetas (NUI) Golvėjus

Europos socialinių darbdavių federacija

Europos paslaugų teikėjų neįgaliesiems asociacija (EASPD)

„Jaunuolių dienos centras“ (JDC)

Kipro sertifikavimo įmonė (CCC)

UAB „M.M.C Management Center“

„Tandem Societa Cooperativa Sociale Integrata“

„Omega“ technologija (THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE)

„SenseWorks LTD“

„Fondazione Santa Lucia“

Socialinių darbuotojų skaitmeninių įgūdžių tobulinimo projektas.

Sausio 27 ir 28 d. Socialinių įstaigų darbdaviai dalyvavo pirmame „DDSKILLS“ projekto susitikime Atėnuose. Susitikimą organizavo projekto koordinatorius Ergastiri – Graikijos ne pelno siekianti organizacija, skirta suaugusiųjų, turinčių mokymosi negalią, palaikymui, konsultavimui ir socialinei integracijai.

„DDSKILLS“ projektas yra bendrai finansuojamas iš Europos Sąjungos programos „Erasmus +“. Jame dalyvauja 12 partnerių iš septynių skirtingų šalių. Projektas yra naujų įgūdžių, žinių ir kompetencijų alijansas, kurio tikslas – plėtoti ir įgyvendinti skaitmeninių įgūdžių mokymus darbuotojams, kad jie gebėtų naudotis naujausiomis technologijomis, ir jų pagalba išmoktu padėti žmonėms su negalia taip gerinant jų gyvenimo kokybę ir socialinę integraciją.

Projektas identifikuos ir įvertins specialistų skaitmeninius įgūdžius ir galimybes juos tobulinti, išsiaiškins dabartines mokymo spragas ir poreikius. Taip pat bus  suplanuota mokymosi programa ir organizuojami kursai pagal ECVET (Europos profesinio mokymo kreditų sistema) taškus ir EKS 5 lygį (Europos kvalifikacijų sąranga). Mokymo kursams bus sukurti skaitmeniniai priemonių rinkiniai, susidedantys iš kelių skaitmeninių prietaisų.

Mokymo programos ir mokymo medžiaga bus sukurta, patvirtinta ir įgyvendinta 6 šalyse (Graikijoje, Vokietijoje, Airijoje, Lietuvoje, Italijoje ir Kipre). Čia  bus įgyvendinti tarptautiniai bandomieji mokymai, skirti skirtingiems specialistams. Mokymų programa apims keletą skirtingų technologijų sričių, tokių kaip specialiosios technologijos ir pagalbinės priemonės, robotikos įrenginiai, išmanieji namai, dirbtinis intelektas bei virtualioji realybė.

Dviejų dienų susitikimo metu organizacijos partnerės turėjo galimybę pristatyti savo organizacijas ir aptarti kiekvieno partnerio planuojamas projekto veiklas, užduotis ir atsakomybes. Projekto užduotys suskirstytos atsižvelgiant į kiekvienos dalyvaujančios organizacijos kompetenciją, galimybes ir tikslus.

Profesinio mokymo organizatoriai konsorciume (Ergastiri, MMC) ir universitetuose partneriams (FRA-UAS, NUIG) sukurs, organizuos ir įgyvendins naujas specialistų mokymo programas. Mokymo programos bus kuriamos remiantis reabilitacijos centro poreikiais, kuris specializuojasi neuromotorinėje srityje, bei kitų socialinių organizacijų dirbančių  negalios srityje poreikiais (Fondazione Santa Lucia, Tandem, Jaunuoliu dienos centre).

Sertifikavimo įmonė (CCC) parengs sertifikavimo schemą, o dvi IT MVĮ („SenseWorks“ ir „OmegaTechnology“) parengs priemonių rinkinius ir el. Mokymosi priemones. Dvi Europinio lygio organizacijos (EASPD, socialiniai darbdaviai) imsis visų su projekto komunikacija, sklaida ir rezultatais susijusių užduočių, pasinaudodamos savo Europos tinklo kontaktais ir su Europos suinteresuotomis šalimis bei politikos formuotojais.

Projektu DDSKILLS siekiama plėtoti specialistų skaitmeninius įgūdžius bei organizuoti mokymus, kad jie profesionaliau gebėtų naudoti naujas technologijas ir padėti žmonėms su negalia naudotis jomis.

Pirmiausia projekto metu bus identifikuoti ir įvertinti esami specialistų skaitmeninių įgūdžių trūkumai ir  nustatomas mokymosi poreikis. Po to planuojamas mokymo turinys ir kuriami mokymai pagal ECVET (Europos profesinio mokymo kreditų sistema) taškus ir EKS 5 lygį (Europos kvalifikacijų sąranga). Mokymams bus sukurti skaitmeniniai priemonių rinkiniai, susidedantys iš kelių skaitmeninių prietaisų.

Mokymo programos ir mokymo medžiaga bus patvirtinti 6 šalyse (Graikijoje, Vokietijoje, Airijoje, Lietuvoje, Italijoje ir Kipre). Čia bus įgyvendinti Tarptautiniai bandomieji mokymai, skirti skirtingiems specialistams.

Mokymo programa apims šias technologines sritis:

Pagalbinės technologijos ir pagalbinės priemonės

Robotikos prietaisai

Išmanieji namai

Išplėstinė realybė, virtuali realybė

Dirbtinis intelektas

Žaliosios pramonės inovacijos

Socialiniai darbdaviai daugiausia įsitraukia į projekto sklaidą ir veiklos rezultatų produktyvų naudojimą.

Neįgalumas  gali apimti fizinius, psichinius, raidos ir su amžiumi susijusius sutrikimus. Žmonės su negalia susiduria su kliūtimis, neleidžiančiomis jiems sklandžiai integruotis į visuomenę.

Sparti pastarųjų dešimtmečių technologinė pažanga visuomenę paskatino aktyviai naudoti technologijas mokymuisi ir kasdieninio gyvenimo palengvinimui. Pažangios technologijos suteikia naujas galimybes ir žmogui su negalia. Į neįgaliųjų įtraukties ir deinstitucionalizacijos procesą įtraukiami įvairių sričių, aukštesnio ir žemesnio lygmens specialistai. Kyla poreikis suvienyti turimus specialistų įgūdžius, naują požiūrį ir skaitmenines kompetencijas. Tai nauji iššūkiai, kuriems reikia  tinkamai pasirengti,  tinkamai išnaudoti naujas galimybes, kurias teikia šiuolaikiškos mokymosi programos.

Projektu DDSKILLS siekiama sukurti naujų žinių, įgūdžių ir kompetencijų aljansą, teikiantį pagalbą žmonėms, turintiems negalią ir psichinės sveikatos problemų. Projekto veikla bus orientuota į darbuotojų profesinio mokymosi tikslus, kurie apibrėžti Briugės komunikate, „prisidėti prie užimtumo ir ekonomikos augimo“, „reaguoti į platesnius visuomenės iššūkius, ypač skatinti socialinę sanglaudą “.

DDSKILLS projekto metu bus išsiaiškinti ir patikrinti specialistų kvalifikacijos ir įgūdžių trūkumai; sukurta darbuotojų mokymo programa; skaitmeninis mokymosi vadovas; atlikti pilotiniai mokymai; įvertintas srities specialistų  pasiekimų  atitikimas Mokymosi visą gyvenimą Europos Kvalifikacijų Sąrangos (EKS)  5 lygiui.

Profesionalūs darbuotojai (Ergoterapeutai, Psichologai, Socialiniai darbuotojai, Specialiojo ugdymo mokytojai, slaugytojai, gerontologai, reabilitacijos specialistai) mokysis naujų technologinių prietaisų (jutiklių, pagalbinių prietaisų, robotų, virtualiosios ir padidintos realybės ausinių, smegenų kompiuterio sąsajų) naudojimo savo kasdieniniam darbe. Darbuotojų įgytos žinios bus įvertintos  tarptautiniu pažymėjimu.

Šešiose šalyse (Graikijoje, Vokietijoje, Airijoje, Lietuvoje, Italijoje ir Kipre) bus sukurti ir įgyvendinami nacionaliniai mokymai pagal projekto metu  sukurtas metodikas ir priemones.  Bandomieji mokymai apims įvairius novatoriškus ugdymo metodus ir bus grindžiami tiek formaliu, tiek neformaliu / savaiminiu mokymusi.

Jaunuolių dienos centro vaidmuo DDSKILLS projekte yra:

  • Ištirti ir įvertinti darbuotojų skaitmeninius įgūdžius ir gebėjimą naudoti pažangias technologijas kasdieniame darbe;
  • adaptuoti DDSKILLS mokymo programą Lietuvos rinkai;
  • Apmokyti  5 darbuotojus/instruktorius, dirbti su naujausiomis technologijomis, skirtomis pagerinti žmonių su negalia gyvenimo kokybę;
  • vykdyti DDSKILLS mokymus specialistams, dirbantiems su neįgaliaisiais Lietuvoje.

PROJEKTO REZULTATAI

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DDSkills-2 partnerių susitikimas

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Information updated on 2021-10-12

Project results / Results of project


Erasmus+ Cooperation in the field of sport

#IDoSport

#IDOSPORT: intellectual disability and sports

No. 613369-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-SPO-SSCP

Project date: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2021

Extended to: 30/06/2022

Description:

European anti-discrimination legislation is very broad and the EU and its Member States have a special mandate to improve the socio-economic situation of people with disabilities. Article 26 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights states that ‘the EU recognises and respects the right of persons with disabilities to benefit from measures designed to ensure their independence, social and professional integration and participation in the life of the community’. In addition, Article 21 prohibits any discrimination on the grounds of disability.

Despite this commitment, people with disabilities face problems entering the labour market, since their employment rate is much lower than that of people with disabilities (48.7% versus 72.5%). In addition, they graduate earlier than people without disabilities. Finally, 30% of people with disabilities in the EU are at risk of poverty and social exclusion (21.5% of people) (report from the Implementation of the 2010-2020 European Disability Strategy, Brussels, 02/02/2017).

Eurobarometer 437, entitled ‘Discrimination in the EU in 2015’, was carried out on behalf of the European Commission. In the survey, many Europeans replied that they believed that new measures were needed to raise the level of protection of discrimination for groups at risk and to highlight the specific lack of national policies for the economic and social inclusion of persons with disabilities (46%). It is also widely recognised that people with disabilities face discrimination and difficulties, such as significantly reduced job opportunities, unequal access to education, environmental barriers (inaccessible by public transport, sidewalks or buildings) and barriers to participation in leisure, culture or sporting activities.

Our project focuses on reducing the exclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. According to the Special Olympics, the concept of „intellectual disability“ (ID) describes „a person with certain limitations of cognitive functions and other skills, including communication and self-care. Due to these restrictions, the child may develop and learn more slowly. „(What is intellectual disability? www.specialolympics.org).

We have therefore decided to make a concrete contribution to the guidelines included in the EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (European Disability Strategy (2010-2020), http://eur-lex.europa.eu/), which aim to promote the integration and equal treatment of persons with disabilities at all levels. On the other hand, we want to focus our actions in particular on the importance of sporting practices as an opportunity to increase participation and reduce inequalities. The European Commission recognises the importance of sport for social inclusion and includes the following recommendations in its priorities:

  • develop accessibility standards for sport in line with the European Strategy for Persons with Disabilities
  • promoting social integration through sport.

Objectives:

  • promoting sports practices as a tool for social inclusion and integration for people with intellectual disabilities;
  • to train coaches from different countries, adapting the „sport for all“ approach to people with intellectual disabilities in order to enable people with intellectual disabilities to use sports;
  • promote a culture of volunteering in sport, involving as many volunteers as possible; https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0200480
  • promote the sharing of good practices between non-profit organisations engaged in sport and/or disability;
  • promote the sharing of good practices between non-profit organisations engaged in sport and/or those working with people with intellectual disabilities.

Activity:

  • International meetings to share good practices, coordinate project activities and strengthen ties;
  • Development of training methodology based on the „Sport for All“ approach, sharing good practices between partners and coordinating Italian FISDIR experts;
  • Local coaching training (at least 2 coaches in each country);
  • Invite volunteers to the training (from each participating country) „Competences supporting sportsmen“.

Erasmus+ Sport Collaborative partnerships

I Do Sport

#IDoSport: facing intellectual Disabilities through sport

No. 613369-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-SPO-SSCP

Project date: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2021

Extention till 2022-06-30

Introduction:

European anti-discrimination legislation is very extensive and the EU and its Member States have a particular mandate to improve the social and economic situation of people with disabilities. Article 26 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of EU states that “the EU recognizes and respects the right of persons with disabilities to benefit from measures designed to ensure their independence, social and occupational integration and participation in the life of the community”. In addition, Article 21 prohibits any discrimination on the basis of disability.

Despite this stated commitment, people with disabilities face problems in access to the labor market, having employment rates that are much lower than the one of people without disabilities (48,7% vs. 72,5%). Moreover, leave training and education earlier than people without disabilities (w.d.). Finally, 30% of people with disabilities are at risk of poverty and social exclusion in the EU (21,5% people w. d.) (Report on the implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, Brussels 02.02.2017)

Many Europeans interviewed for Special Eurobarometer 437, “Discrimination in EU in 2015” think that new measures need to be introduced to raise the level of protection for groups at risk of discrimination and underline specifical lack of national policies for the economic and social inclusion of people with disabilities (46%). It is also widely acknowledged that disabled people meet discriminations and difficulties such as significantly lower labor opportunities unequal access to education, environmental barriers (inaccessible public transport, pavements, or buildings), and barriers to participation in leisure, cultural, or sports activities.

Our project aims in particular at supporting a specific declination of disability: intellectual and relational disability. Intellectual disability is the most common developmental disability. According to Special Olympics, the term “intellectual disability” (ID) describes “a person with certain limitations in cognitive functioning and other skills, including communication and self-care. These limitations can cause a child to develop and learn more slowly or differently” (What is Intellectual Disability?  www.specialolympics.org).

This is why we decided, on one hand, to contribute with a concrete response to the guidelines contained in the EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 (European Disability Strategy (2010-2020), http://eur-lex.europa.eu/), which aims at promoting the integration and equal treatment of people with disabilities at all levels. On the other hand, we want to especially focus our action on the importance of sports practice as an occasion to increase participation and reduce inequality. European Commission recognizes the importance of sport for social inclusion and puts among its priorities the following recommendations:

  • to develop standards for accessibility of sport through the European Disability Strategy
  • to promote social integration through sport

 Goals:

  • promote the sports practice as a vehicle of social inclusion and integration among people with relational and intellectual disabilities;
  • create a training path and train coaches (from the countries involved) with a “sport for all” approach for intellectually disabled people to facilitate access to sport for intellectually disabled;
  • promote the culture of volunteering in sport by involving new volunteers and train them to become “athlete supportive”; https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0200480
  • promote the sharing of good practices among non-profit organizations dealing with sport and/or disabilities;

Activities:

  • Transnational meetings to share good practices, coordinate the project activities, and strengthen the network;
  • Training path creation, based on the “Sport for all approach”, by sharing best practices among the partners and the coordination of Italian FISDIR experts;
  • Local training for coaches (at least 2 coaches per country involved);
  • Call for Volunteers and training on “athlete supportive competencies”,  in each country involved;
  • Final events in each country involved.

IDOSPORT CONTEXT ANALYSIS

Information updated on 2022-05-26

Progress of the project / Project progress

IDA web-page / IDA website

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Project date: 01/12/2019 – 31/08/2022

The IDA project, (Inclusive Digital Academy), supported by the European Union in the frame of Erasmus+ program, aims to reduce the digital divide for people with disabilities by facilitating access to ICT’s.

10 partner countries, brought together by the Caravan 2000 International network, an international association that has been working for 20 years for greater inclusion of people with disabilities (PWDs) or disadvantaged (26 member countries) have made digital access a priority.

This project complements the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy and in particular those of the Agenda for new skills and jobs. The majority of the partners, in a previous project (STELLA – 2017-1- DE02-KA204-004167) had already carried out work on the basic skills of people with disabilities, which led to the creation of a guide for professionals who want to pass on these skills to their audience.

While the results of this work will lead to greater employability, better inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, it is clear that digital skills must be aligned with the skills of communication, organization, critical thinking, etc. , developed by the STELLA project. Today the digital transition is accelerating and the gap is widening among the most population with disabilities, making their inclusion in our society more complex.

The IDA project aims to create tools adapted to people with special needs in most uses of ICT’s.

The partners, based on a survey of the needs of PWDs, will work in synergy with the recipients as well as with the Bank of Research and Development Turkey, making available its researchers-developers to create innovative tools, simplifying access to ICTs, including for illiterate people.

This work will involve different phases, ensuring the quality of the products produced.

These phases will take place in the following model:

  • Identification of needs
  • Module proposals for each application identified
  • Create modules
  • Test of tools created
  • Adjustments
  • Finalization of tools

All these phases will enter into a regular process of elaboration in each of the partner countries, then of consultation, evaluation and finalization at transnational meetings. Training activities are also planned for training on the tools created, as well as for the various adjustments, to the expected results.

Each person with a disability, meeting the principle of learning from the learner, will be present in all stages of tool development.

Primarily, these tools will find themselves in two forms of access to digital media:

– Dedicated tools for smartphones as APPs

– E-learning content on a Website

These tools will be available on Android, Ios, and the Web

They will be developed for the following main uses:

  • Communication (mail, call, social media, etc.)
  • Organization (managing an agenda, making appointments, etc.)
  • Information (Internet searches)
  • E-administration
  • Leisure, shopping

Particular attention will be paid to all applications developed in terms of security. The same applies to the rules governing online content and transactions.

Simplifying the means of the use of the main functions inherent in ICTs will have a major impact on people with disabilities. Not only will they be able to easily access tools that were previously too complicated to use, but they will also be the main multipliers by communicating the tools to their peers.

While many improvements have been made for disability problems (visual, auditory, etc.), intellectual disability, which is more invisible, has long been ignored in these developments. We can bet that with the IDA project, these people will finally find their place in the digital world and indeed in our society.


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Project period: 2019-12-01 / 2022-08-31

The IDA project (Inclusive Digital Academy), supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, aims to reduce the digital divide for people with disabilities and facilitate access to ICT.

The 10 partner countries, brought together by the international network Caravan 2000, an international association, have been working together for 20 years to better involve people with disabilities (PWDs) or disadvantaged people (26 Member States), have made digital inclusion a priority.

Šis projektas papildo strategijos „Europa 2020“ tikslus, ypač naujų įgūdžių ir darbo vietų plėtimo tikslus. Didžioji partnerių dalis ankstesniame projekte (STELLA – 2017-1- DE02-KA204-004167) jau pagilino pagrindinius neįgaliųjų įgūdžius, todėl buvo sukurtas vadovas specialistams, norintiems perduokite šiuos įgūdžius paslaugų gavėjams.

Nors rezultatai, kurie buvo pasiekti projekte STELLA lems didesnes intelekto sutrikimų turinčių asmenų įsidarbinimo galimybes ir geresnę įtrauktį, akivaizdu, kad skaitmeniniai yra ne mažiau svarbūs. Šiandien naujų technologijų vartojimas spartėja, o atotrūkis tarp negalią turinčių gyventojų didėja, todėl jų įtraukimas į mūsų visuomenę tampa sudėtingesnis.

IDA projektu siekiama sukurti įrankius, pritaikytus žmonėms su specialiaisiais poreikiais lengviau naudotis IKT.

Remdamiesi PWD poreikio tyrimu, partneriai dirbs sinergijoje su paslaugų gavėjais, taip pat su Turkijos tyrimų ir plėtros banku. Projekto metu bus sukurtos  naujoviškos priemonės, supaprastinančios prieigą prie IKT.

Šis darbas apims skirtingus etapus, užtikrinant kuriamų produktų kokybę.

Projektas suskirstytas į etapus ir  vyks pagal šį modelį:

  • Poreikių nustatymas
  • Programos modulio siūlymai
  • Modulio kūrimas
  • Sukurtų priemonių testavimas
  • Koregavimai
  • Priemonių užbaigimas

Visi šie etapai bus reguliariai rengiami kiekvienoje iš šalių partnerių, tada bus konsultuojamasi, vertinami ir baigiami tarptautiniuose susitikimuose. Taip pat planuojama mokymo veikla, skirta mokytis naudotis sukurtomis priemonėmis, taip pat įvairiai pritaikyti laukiamus rezultatus.

Kiekvienas neįgalus asmuo, atitinkantis mokymosi iš besimokančiojo principą, dalyvaus visuose įrankių tobulinimo etapuose.

Pirmiausia šios priemonės bus prieinamos dviem būdais prie skaitmeninės laikmenos:

– Specialūs išmaniųjų telefonų, kaip programų, įrankiai

– Elektroninio mokymosi turinys svetainėje

Šie įrankiai bus prieinami „Android“, „Ios“ ir žiniatinklyje

Jie bus kuriami šiais pagrindiniais tikslais:

Bendravimas (paštas, skambutis, socialinė žiniasklaida ir kt.)

Organizacija (darbotvarkės tvarkymas, paskyrimų paskyrimas ir kt.)

Informacija (paieškos internete)

Administravimas

Poilsis, apsipirkimas

Ypatingas dėmesys bus skiriamas visoms taikomosioms programoms, susijusioms su saugumu. Tas pats pasakytina apie internetinį turinį ir operacijas reglamentuojančias taisykles.

Pagrindinėms IKT būdingų funkcijų naudojimo būdų supaprastinimas turės didelę įtaką neįgaliesiems. Jie ne tik galės lengvai pasiekti įrankius, kuriuos anksčiau naudoti buvo per sudėtinga, bet ir bus pagrindiniai skleidėjai, perduodami įrankius savo bendraamžiams.

Nors buvo padaryta daugybė patobulinimų, susijusių su negalios problemomis (regos, klausos ir kt.), Intelekto negalia, kuri yra labiau nematoma, jau seniai buvo ignoruojama šioje srityje. Tikimės, kad įgyvendindami IDA projektą šie žmonės pagaliau suras savo vietą skaitmeniniame pasaulyje ir iš tikrųjų mūsų visuomenėje.

Information updated on 2021-12-03

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Day care centers without borders

Project start 2019-11-01

Project end 2021-04-30. Extended to 2021-12-31

No. 2019-1-EL01-KA204-062516

https://citizen-network.org/library/day-centres-without-walls.html

The project Day Centres Without Borders involves 6 organizations from 5 different countries: Greece, Italy, France, the United Kingdom, Lithuania. The project participants will share good practices and practices.

The aim of the project is to improve and innovate for persons with intellectual disabilities in the activities of day care centers without borders. They aim to promote the active participation of volunteers in organisations through employment and active inclusion in society. The situation of people with disabilities is such that their full social inclusion and active citizenship are not yet a reality, but a challenge for the future. The policy of removing physical barriers was not extended to overcoming mental obstacles.

Day care centers are the main providers of services for people with disabilities, so they empower, increase social inclusion in society. However, despite the many initiatives against institutionalization, many professionals share the experience that Day Care Centers, like any other organization, tend to institutionalize, and therefore do not reach the community enough, and the recipients of services are not given the space to expand their abilities and reach their potential. The main element of any society is that citizens have both rights and obligations, but people with intellectual disabilities are in an exceptional position, since they are considered „exempt“ from social obligations, which are the norm in our societies, for example, to provide voluntary services. This special status, although it was introduced to protect the recipients of services, actually maintains the problem of segregation and institutionalization.

We believe that people with intellectual disabilities are citizens who are able to perform their „social duty“, so their involvement in the provision of voluntary services is possible and beneficial. All models of care show that individuals with intellectual disabilities are currently only beneficiaries, but they can contribute to the common good. They are not only recipients, but also contributing, offering their own experiences, reflections, creativity… their voices. The project partners argue that full social inclusion and active citizenship in their own activities are not yet a reality, but challenges and synergies and reviews of existing policies and practices could overcome this gap.

The project provides a framework to support and promote the exchange of good practices, focusing on the involvement and participation of day centre service recipients in an active increase in community life, the sharing of the curriculum’s knowledge, the issues of standards and tools, the „Open Door“, policy (including staff training).

In addition to this general objective, the specific objectives of the project are:

  1. „search“, at national and European level, best practices related to this experience (curricula, toolkits, learning materials, etc.);
  2. collect methodological information on how to develop initiatives that reach interested parties, volunteer organizations, future employees. The specific resources available to the participating organisations will be taken into account; democratic moral norms that increase the inclusion of people with disabilities; innovative processes using digital media.
  3. identify the essential elements for the development of an effective open curriculum tailored to the specific needs of the two target groups:
  4. In day care center organizations that provide services to people with disabilities, board members and management staff, which will strengthen organizational readiness and help overcome organizational inertia (unwillingness to change);
  5. society, volunteer organizations themselves, providing them with the necessary resources and information to overcome stereotypes about people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in society;
  6. to increase the capacity of the participating organisations and their staff in the field of foreign languages, intercultural competences and networking at international level.
  7. practices based on the participation of persons with intellectual disabilities.
  8. find good recruitment practices, taking into account the different institutional, academic and even cultural backgrounds. The partner organisations stress the need for a very concise overview of best practices in learning design.

Getting to know these differences and addressing them means not only demonstrating the competences of international cooperation and the overall capacity of the organization, but also one of the ways to achieve the goals of the project.

We have to break down the walls that separate us. We need to break down the walls that prevent people from entering the life of the community. So we got together to explore what it means to be a Day Center Without Borders.

 

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Day Centers Without Walls 

Project Start Date 01-11-2019

Project End Date 30-04-2021

No. 2019-1-EL01-KA204-062516

https://citizen-network.org/library/day-centres-without-walls.html

 

Day Centres without walls is the initiative of 6 organisations from 5 different countries to join forces, for one main objective of exchanging good practices and build capacities.

The project aims in improving and innovating inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities through fostering specific actions within the framework of a Day Center operation in order to foster active participation in volunteer organisations, employment and the active society of citizens. The state of affairs for people with disabilities is that their full social inclusion and active citizenship are not yet a reality, but future challenges. The policies to remove physical barriers have not been extended to the overcoming of mental barriers.

Day centres are the main service providers for People with disabilities and as such, they are at the forefront of providing empowerment, social inclusion and access to the rest of society. Nevertheless, in spite of numerous initiatives against institutionalisation, it is a shared experience of many professionals, that day centres, like any organisation, tends to get institutionalised, they do not reach enough out to the community and the clients are not given space to expand their abilities and reach their potential. It is a core element of any society that citizens have both right and obligations, but People with intellectual disability are in the unique position of being considered “exempt” from the social obligations that are the norm of our societies, such as providing volunteer services. This special status even though it’s been set in place in order to protect PIDs, in effect, forces them in second-tier citizenship and furthermore maintain the problem of segregation and institutionalisation.

It is our belief that people with intellectual disabilities are citizens capable of fluffing their “social duty” and as such their inclusion as both receivers and providers of voluntary services is both possible and beneficial All models of care suggest that ID persons, currently mere recipients of support, have to become contributors for the common good. They are not only recipients but also contributors, offering their experiences, reflections, creations… their voices. The implementing partners have asserted that in their own operations full social inclusion and active citizenship are not yet a reality, but still, challenges and only synergies and a review of existing policies and practices could overcome this gap.

The project creates a framework to support and push exchange of best practices focus on enhancing inclusion and participation in the active life of the community for the recipients of Day Centers services, knowledge sharing in matters of curriculum, standards and tools for an “Open Doors” policy (include staff training).

Besides this overall goal, the project-specific objectives are to:

  1. “browse” national and European best practices and related experiences, products (curriculums, toolboxes, learning materials, etc.);
  2. collect methodological information on how to develop initiatives to reach stakeholders, volunteer organisations, future employees taking in special account: a. the particular resources that the participating organisations have available; b. the democratic imperative to increase the inclusion of people with disabilities; c. the innovative use of digital media in the process;
  3. identify essential elements for the development an efficient open training program tailored to the specific needs of two target groups: a. the board members and managing staff in Day Centers organisations which provide services to people with disabilities, to strengthen organisational readiness and overcame the inherent organisational inertia; b. the society of citizens, volunteer organisations themselves providing with the resources and information they need to overcome stereotypes regarding people with disabilities and facilitate their inclusion in the society of adult citizens;
  4. increase the capacities of the participant organisations and their staff members regarding language skills, intercultural competences and networking on the international level.
  5. An increase in practices that are based on the participation of ID people.
  6. Find good practices for job placement Considering the different institutional, academic and even cultural backgrounds, the partner organisations are aware of avoiding a one-size-fits-all approach and based on that conviction, they stress on the need to develop a very concise overview of the best practices of learning design.

Meeting these differences and dealing with them is not only about demonstrating the competency for transnational cooperation and the organisation’s overall capability, but it is also one pathway to achieve the project targets and a solid resource to improve existing efforts.

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We need to break down the walls that divide us. We need to break down the walls that keep people outside community life. So we have come together to explore what it means to be a day centre without walls.

Read more

https://citizen-network.org/resources/day-centres-without-walls.html

INTERM REPORT

Interim report (Lithuania)

 

PROJEKTO PRODUKTAI:

Focus Group report No1

JDC_Example No.1_LECTURES FOR THE COMMUNITY

JDC_Example No. 2_SOLIDARITY COFFEE

JDC_Example No. 3_SPORT

JDC_Example No. 4_REMOTE_WORK_DURING_COVID-19

JDC_Example No. 5_Lets’ meet with community

 

 

Information updated on 2021-06-04

U.A.N. Sport – Uniqueness-Abilities-Normalities Sport

Project no. 613160-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-SPO-SSCP

Start day 01/01/2020

End day 31/12/2021

Extention till 2021/12/31

The project aims at promoting more and equal opportunities in sports for people with mental, physical and other disabilities and to encourage people (with or without disabilities) to become more active in physical activities. Specific objectives of the project are:

– to share experiences and practices in promoting social inclusion through sport;

– to encourage cooperation between the sports sector and relevant stakeholders active in the field of social inclusion of disabled people;

– to raise awareness on the role of sport for social inclusion.

The project will contribute towards promoting and ensuring that everyone, especially young people with disabilities, has the possibility to participate in sports, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (Art. 30) and the „European Disability Strategy 2010-2020“.

The partnership is composed of 5 partners from 5 EU Countries (Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia): 2 sports clubs, 2 sports federation and association, one public body with experiences and running specific programs for social inclusion through the sport of person with disabilities.

The project will focus on transnational activities for exchanges of practices and ideas: the kick-off meeting in Greece, 3 good practice-visits in partners’ Countries, and the final meeting in Italy. Sports events will also be organized by partners in connection with 2020 European Week of Sport (e.g. „Sportgames 2020: the International Sports Festival“ in Berlin) and the International Day of People with Disability (3 December).

The project will mainly work with young people with mental and/or physical disabilities: more than 3.000 girls and boys will be involved throughout the entire project.

 

Participants will benefit from the project and the project will create the conditions for strengthening EU cooperation between sport organizations and relevant stakeholders working with persons with disabilities, to promote social inclusion through sport and in sport.


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U.A.N Sport – Uniqueness – Openness – Norms in Sport

Project No. 613160-EPP-1-2019-1-IT-SPO-SSCP

Project start 2019.01.01

End of project 2016-06-30

The aim of the project is to provide as many equal opportunities as possible for people with intellectual, physical and other disabilities to play sports. To encourage people (with or without disabilities) to play sports more actively.

The objectives of the project are as follows:

  • share experiences and practices in promoting social inclusion through sport;
  • promote cooperation between the sports sector and relevant stakeholders active in the field of social integration of persons with disabilities;
  • raise awareness of the role of sport and the social inclusion of persons with disabilities.

The project will contribute to promoting and ensuring that all, especially young people with disabilities, have access to sport, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Art. 30) and the European Disability Strategy.

The international partnership consists of 5 partners from 5 EU countries (Italy, Greece, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia): 2 sports clubs, 2 sports federations and associations, one budgetary institution with experience and special programs for social inclusion through personal sports for persons with intellectual disabilities.

The project will focus on international practice and idea-sharing activities. 5 partner meetings are planned: an initial meeting, 3 good practice visits to partner countries and a final meeting.

Partners will organize sporting events: in 2020. European Week of Sport and International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December).

The project will focus on young people with prpto and/or physical disabilities: more than 3000 girls and guys will participate throughout the project.

The project will make it possible to strengthen cooperation between sports organisations and relevant stakeholders working with people with disabilities, and to promote social inclusion through sport.

Information updated on 2020-06-19

Erasmus+ KA2 Cooperation through the exchange of good practices

KA205 Strategic Partnerships for Youth

 

REAL: reflective, expressive artistic learning

 

How?

  • working together in seminars, events and conversations (one for each partner organization)
  • practical exploratory learning and exploring existing practices and methodologies
  • critical self-reflection

 

What is quality?

  • How do we determine, achieve and maintain the quality of the creative process by working with young people with intellectual disabilities?
  • How does quality affect the experience of young people with intellectual disabilities?
  • How important is quality and how does it help to improve engagement and engagement?

 

What we hope to achieve:

  • greater understanding of work practices and product quality issues and related problems
  • a clear understanding of the obstacles faced by young people with intellectual disabilities in their learning and how we can use art to overcome those obstacles
  • strategies to develop the learning work of young people with intellectual disabilities
  • new artistic techniques and skills of youth workers related to ways of creative engagement and empowerment
  • the accumulation of theoretical and practical experience of specialists working with young people in the field of art.

 

Learning and sharing of good practices activities:

 

Meeting 1: Project partner VOARTE (Portugal):

Subject: Overcoming obstacles related to inclusion through dance

Learning activities 1

  • Exploring VOARTE’s work
  • Exploring dance as a means of overcoming obstacles
  • Study of the assessment methodology

Discussion 1

  • What are the difficulties and obstacles faced by young learners with intellectual disabilities who want to participate in creative events in their communities?
  • How do we determine quality in the practice of creative arts?
  • How is inclusion a „quality“ problem?

 

Meeting 2: Project partner JDC (Lithuania):

Subject: Problem-based theatre

Learning activities 2

  • use theatre to develop the learning of young people with intellectual disabilities and ways to talk about issues that are important to them
  • problem-oriented theatrical techniques
  • study of the assessment methodology

Discussion 2

  • How important is problem-solving learning for a young person with intellectual disabilities?
  • How does theater help to develop awareness of problems?
  • How do we use theater to help people with intellectual disabilities speak and express themselves?

 

Meeting 3: Project partner Ad Astra (Poland):

Subject: Platforms and inclusion

Learning activities 3

  • Exploring the work of Ad Astra (Poland)
  • Kaip platformos gali būti naudojamos norint viešinti sutrikusio intelekto jaunuolių mokymosi darbą
  • Tyrinėti ką reiškia „procesas“ per praktinius seminarus.
  • Vertinimo metodikos tyrimas

 Diskusija 3

  • Procesas ar produktas – Ar kokybės procesas yra svarbesnis, nei kokybės produktas?
  • Ar kokybiškas produktas gali būti pasiektas neprarandant kokybės proceso metu?
  • Kaip tai veikia sutrikusio intelekto jaunus žmones?

  

Susitikimas 4: projekto partneris ANTIGONE (Graikija):

Tema: Kritiška savirefleksija

Mokymosi veikla 4

  • ANTIGONE darbo tyrinėjimas
  • tyrinėjimas, kaip mes mobilizuojame jaunus žmones
  • Naujų veiklos technikų praktinis panaudojimas ir sutrikusio intelekto jaunimo grįžtamojo ryšio analizė
  • Vertinimo metodikos tyrimas

Diskusija 4

  • Kaip mes nustatome geriausią praktiką pagal skirtingus požiūrius?
  • Kaip gauname sąžiningus atsiliepimus apie sutrikusio intelekto žmonių mokymosi darbą?
  • Kokie metodai ir požiūriai galėtų būti identifikuoti?

 

Susitikimas 5: projekto partneris „Headway“ menas (Jungtinė Karalystė):

Tema: Mokymosi Platforma

Mokymosi veikla 5

  • praktinis seminaras apie santykių vystymą su veiklų vietų ir platformų koordinatoriais
  • kaip tai daro įtaką neįgalių jaunuolių darbo kokybei bei rezultatams
  • ypatingų pasirodymų kūrimas gastrolėms ar pasirodymams
  • apibendrinti iki šiol įgytas technikas ir metodikas

Diskusija 5

  • Kiek svarbios yra pagrindinės platformos neįgaliųjų jaunuolių mokymuisi?
  • Kaip mes gauname prieigą prie šių platformų?
  • Ar jos yra tinkamos?

 

 Partneriai bendradarbiaus su priimančios organizacijos dalyviais, kad ištirtų ir aptartų kokybės klausimus.

Mokymosi-mokymo ugdymo seminaruose mes sužinosime konkrečias metodikas, gerinančias darbo su sutrikusio intelekto jaunimu kokybę ir organizacijos darbuotojų profesionalumą.

 

Per šiuos susitikimus, pokalbius ir diskusijas, kuriose dalyvaus besimokantieji ir priimančiosios organizacijos darbuotojai, projektas tyrinės geriausią praktiką, reflektuos savo pačių praktiką ir ieškos būdų, kaip atverti duris sutrikusio intelekto jauniems žmonėms mokytis, kad jie galėtų visapusiškai dalyvauti socialinėje, kultūrinėje ir ekonominėje bendruomenėje, kurioje jie gyvena.

Projekto produktas

Information updated on 2020-11-04

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The European Project CREA is an exchange of experiences, of Erasmus + K2 with the participation of 3 European entities: the Alba Group of Catalonia, Handverkstæðið Ásgarður of Iceland and Jaunau Dienos Centras of Lithuania.
All of them have long experience in developing creative and artistic projects with people with disabilities. In the case of the entity, Targarina are experts in painting and are now starting to join the carpentry; the Icelandic entity are experts in working with wood and the Lithuanian entity is involved in ceramic projects.

This European program stipulates that each of the entities send a delegation of 2 young people with disabilities and 2 educators to the other entities to exchange knowledge about the artistic activities being carried out and then to return to each of the countries to apply the methodology learned and good practices.

The experience begins in 2019 with the first visit to Iceland and there will be different encounters until September 2020 ending the program with the presentation of a guide and catalog of socially valuable products and articles through creative therapy. .
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June 2019: Alba visits Asgardur (IS)
September 2019: Asgardur (IS) visits JDC (LT)
December 2019: JDC (LT) visits Alba
March 2020: Asgardur (IS) visits Alba
June 2020: Alba visits JDC (LT)
September 2020: JDC (LT) visits Asgardur (IS)

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The European project CREA is an exchange of Erasmus + K2 experience with the participation of 3 organizations: the Alba Group of Catalonia, the Handverkstæðið Ásgarður of Iceland and the Lithuanian Youth Day Centre.
All of them have extensive experience in creating creative and artistic projects with persons with disabilities. The Alba Group of Catalonia is an expert in painting and is now engaged in woodworking; Iceland’s Handverkstæðið Ásgarður is an expert in working with wood, while the Lithuanian Youth Day Centre is engaged in pottery projects.

This European programme provides that each of the organisations sends 2 groups of young people with disabilities and 2 leaders to another organisation to exchange knowledge about the artistic activities carried out, and to apply methodology, learned and good practices upon returning to their country.

The activity started in 2019 after the first visit to Iceland. Activities will end – September 2020. There will be various meetings, and the program will end with the presentation of a guide to socially valuable products and articles and a guide to creative therapy.
Mobility Calendar:
June 2019: Alba(KAT) visits Asgardur (IS)
September 2019: Asgardur (IS) visits JDC (LT)
in 2019. December: JDC (LT) visits Alba (KAT)
March 2020: Asgardur (IS) visits Alba (KAT)
June 2020: Alba (KAT) visits JDC (LT)
in 2020. September: JDC (LT) visits Asgardur (IS)

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Project result

Information updated on 2022-05-26

BE IN(VOLVED)

Location: Youth Day Centre (JDC) Panevėžys, Lithuania.

Duration: 24 months. August 2018 – July 2020.

Participating countries: Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Lithuania.

Project activities:

1 activity September 2018 – June 2019.

Activity 2 September 2019 – June 2020

Number of volunteers: 1 activity – 4 volunteers; Activity 2 – 4 volunteers

Project idea: Our project offers a great opportunity to learn, implement ideas, be creative and gain self-confidence.

The main theme of the project is human rights. JDC volunteers will work alongside mentally handicapped youth. They will learn about human rights, create educational materials in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand language. They will help young people with special needs to understand their rights and defend them if they are violated. In addition to daily activities, volunteers will carry out many public projects, such as organizing exhibitions, concerts, sports festivals for the city community, where the abilities of young people with disabilities will be demonstrated and the attitude of society towards the disabled will be changed. Volunteers will organize special events for empowered young people in general education institutions, spread the idea of volunteering and change the attitude of young people towards their intellectually disabled peers.

The volunteer should also always find time:

– just to be with a disabled peer and help him, talk to him and support him.

– to establish friendships with young people with intellectual disabilities;

– To help in their daily lives;

– laughing together, entertaining and feeling like his friend !!!

The motto of the project: Tell me and I will forget,

teach me and I will remember,

INCLUDE me and I’ll learn.

(Benjamin Franklin)

Information updated on 2020-06-19

STELLA Web page

STELLA is a transnational, two-years project carried out in the frame of the ERASMUS+ program. Partners from ten different countries form a strategic partnership cooperating for innovation in the action’s prioritized fields social inclusion, diversity, and staff’s education. The participating partners are organizations in Germany, Poland, Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Lithuania, the Netherlands, and Turkey. The project consortium is totally committed to the key statement of the Erasmus+ action that the investment in knowledge, skills, and competences will benefit individuals, institutions, organizations, and society by contributing to the growth and ensuring equity, prosperity and social inclusion in Europe and beyond. The participating organizations have gathered years of precious work experience with people with disabilities and people with special needs. Furthermore, the partners are well connected through their memberships in the international network of Caravan 2000. Through previously carried out projects most of the consortium partners have established trustworthy and reliable working relationships which are essential for the fast-starting, effective work on the high-quality innovative outcomes and for reaching the objectives of this project. The project STELLA addresses the agenda for new skills and jobs included in the Europe 2020 Strategy as well as the intended Erasmus+ contribution to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for individual and organizational growth, jobs, equity, and social inclusion and the Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. Based on previously gathered observations and experiences regarding the strong wish of people with disabilities for independent living, the partners could produce a needs analysis to identify the demanded competencies which would support people with disabilities on their way to independent living and which would improve their professional chances drastically. These needs and competencies include areas such as social (and social media) behavior, self-esteem, development of critical thinking, emotion control, team ability, analytical thinking, technical and communication skills. STELLA practicably targets these competencies and produces as an innovative output a handbook for staff, trainers, HR responsible, and educators on „How to improve basic work skills of people with disabilities“. The needs analysis is based on former projects’ lessons learned from different European countries and is not limited to certain areas of professionalism. Therefore, the innovative output is transferable and applicable to every field of the labor market as well as on an international dimension. The project is also carried out in an innovative way: During the project implementation, people with disabilities are staff members of the work packages’ teams. The main objective of the project is the production of the handbook which basically provides everyone who operates in an inclusive work environment information and methods on how to improve basic work skills for people with disabilities. Additional objectives are to raise awareness of working in an inclusive team, to strengthen the digital era competences of the staff by working in virtual teams, to foster intercultural competences, to foster the EU citizenship, to include people with disabilities in all aspects of the implementation of the project and to improve the opportunities and conditions for people with disabilities for independent living. Furthermore, the partners target perceivable progress in terms of organizational learning by using project management methods based on the competence baseline of the International Project Management Association (IPMA). STELLA activities are carried out on a national level (group discussions, workshops, role plays, job shadowing, and video analysis). On a transnational level, four meetings in Germany, Greece, Turkey, and Lithuania are predefined in a milestone plan during the project span of 24 months. Further activities address project marketing aspects, e.g. open houses and round rounds, to raise the project acceptance among the direct and indirect target groups and other stakeholders. The project consortium believes that STELLA will have a huge overall impact. Almost 9000 people are currently employed by the project partners and their associated partners. Additionally, 1000 trainers and educators can be reached directly through the network of Caravan 2000 in which the partners are embedded. Therefore, the results of the project will have a potential impact on a total of 10000 staff members. Now, the partners assist and train almost 6000 people with disabilities in ten different European countries, so the potential longer-term benefits are remarkable. Thousands of people with disabilities can be trained to improve their basic work skills and consequently be socially integrated and professionally included.

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Project name: Empathy

Project location: Panevėžys county, Lithuania

Evs operational date: 01/09/2017 – 31/06/2018

Participants: 6 sending organizations from different countries of the European Union, 5 receiving organizations from Panevėžys county.

The aim of the project: to develop tolerance and empathy among young people at the local and international level.

Objectives of the project:

  • To promote empathy among young people through projects and initiatives with: young people with disabilities, young people who are unemployed and not in education, visually impaired children, children with special needs and young people in a remote rural area.
  • Change society’s attitude towards groups of young people with social exclusion;
  • To promote the Europeanness of young people,
  • Encourage to be active, creative, responsible, empathetic citizens.

Direct target groups of the project: EVS volunteers and youth of Panevėžys city and district.

Indirect target groups of the project: Panevėžys city and district organizations working with young people with special needs, local communities.

The motto of the project:

See through the eyes of another! Listen to the other by ear! Feel in the heart of another!

(Alfred Adler)

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Youth Day Centre implements KA2 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP PROJECT „M.E.L.O.S“ Under the Erasmus+ Programme. N° 2015-1-EL01-KA202-014154.

The project period: from 15-12- 2015 till 14-12-2017.

Partners:

Aliaga Ozel Egitim Is Uygulama Merkezi,

Turkey COPE Foundation, Ireland

Young man’s day care center, Lithuania

THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE, Greece

M.E.L.O.S – Musical Education Light and Optical Stimuli.

The trans-national partnership aims to develop and test an innovative, needs-tailored, inclusive learning music process, based on the creation of activities among project partners and target groups, that would enable the development of a certified training course.

The project aims to create a specific methodology, usable video tutors, teaching tools and demonstration activities in order to increase the skills and abilities of both the learners and teachers/trainers through a common online platform.

The project consortium focuses on the training and education needs of the target group aiming to achieve:

  • The simultaneous enhancement and the development of cognitive, perceptual and kinetic skills through an enjoyable, creative and interactive learning experience.
  • Learning a musical instrument is addressed to everyone regardless of the degree of functionality and disability so that no one is excluded from the process of learning.
  • This implies the coexistence, rather than the separation, of people with different degrees of functionality.
  • An indirect approach of other skills and functions in social and psycho-emotional level, for example participation in a group, accountability, self-limitation, role commutation, coexistence, etc.
  • Combination of music education with pure entertainment and relaxation.

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Youth Day Centre implements Erasmus+ Ka2 Strategic Partnerships project „M.E.L.O.S“ No. 2015-1-EL01-KA202-014154

Project duration: from 2015- 12-15 to 2017-12-14.

Partners:

Aliaga Ozel Egitim Is Uygulama Merkezi, Turkey

COPE Foundation Ireland

Youth Day Centre, Lithuania

THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE, Greece

M.E.L.O.S – Music Education. Light and Optical Stimulation.

This international project aims to develop and test innovative music learning methods adapted to the person with intellectual disabilities.

During the project, a special OnLine platform will be developed to improve the skills and abilities of both learners and teachers / teachers.

The project partners will all work together to:

• stimulation and strengthening of cognitive perception and kinetic sensations through creative, playful and interactive musical learning experiences;

• without the conditional involvement of everyone in the process of learning music regardless of the nature and level of disability;

• communion rather than exclusion for persons with different types of disabilities;

• an unconventional approach to the development of other skills of the social and psycho-emotional level, for example. : participation, accountability, self-restraint, communion, etc.;

• combine music education with leisure and entertainment.

The Youth Day Centre is implementing the Puzzle/PUZZLE project of the Erasmus+ KA2 Strategic Partnerships programme. Adaptation of easy-to-read text forms for people with intellectual disabilities.

No. 2015-1-EL01-KA204-014123

Project duration: from 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2017.

Partners:

Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), Greece

Association For People With Learning Disabilities „Śmiałek“, Poznan, Poland

Youth Day Centre, Lithuania

RIX Research & Media, University of East London, England

Swedish Agency for Accessible Media – MTM, Sweden

The objectives of the project are:

  • learn to apply a new method and „translate“ texts so that they are understandable to people with limited reading possibilities;
  • train 4 JDC specialists who will be responsible for „translating“ texts that would be understandable to people with limited reading capabilities;
  • to teach mentally impaired youth to read an „easy-to-read“ text;
  • create an e-learning platform.

Content. Despite the progress made, there is still a significant gap between developed Europe and countries such as Greece, Poland and Lithuania. In these countries, the opportunities for intellectually impaired young people to learn and participate in social life are limited.

The factors influencing this are:

(a) the lack of qualified educators, social workers or other specialists who are able to work with people with intellectual disabilities;

(b) the absence of teaching methodology and tools that would enable the disabled person to understand the clerical text;

(c) the inconsistency of all written information with the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

The project partners plan to solve this problem by sharing project activities and responsibilities:

  • The Swedish Government Agency (MTM) and its experts, who have many years of experience in implementing the „easy-to-read“ method, offer practical training and sharing of knowledge and experience. This method facilitates the „translating“ of text into an easy-to-read language. „Translated“ texts become easy to understand for people with limited reading options.
  • a project partner from the eastern London Rix Research University (UEL) in Great Britain will carry out studies and impact calculations related to the theme of the project.
  • The project partners from Greece, Lithuania and Poland will practically apply the method of working with young people with intellectual disabilities.

An international team of 12 specialists will be specially trained by MTM specialists and UEL specialists on how to apply the new method and exploit the potential of new technologies by applying them to people with intellectual disabilities.

Expected results:

  • An e-learning platform has been created, where all documents will be created for young people with intellectual disabilities in the format of an „easy-to-read“ language.
  • An e-learning guide for mentally handicapped youth has been developed.
  • Trained 4 JDC employees to perform „translations“ of texts and adaptations to the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

 

PUZZLE Newsletter No.1

PUZZLE Newsletter No.2

FILLING IN THE PORTFOLIO OF COMPETENCIES OF EMPLOYEES WHEN WORKING WITH PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES

PROJECT NO. 2016-1-LT01-KA104-023080

The project application was submitted by a consortium consisting of four organisations:

  • Public institution International Labour Contact Network – project and consortium coordinator (Vilnius),
  • „Saules“ elementary school Day Employment Center (Joniškis),
  • budgetary institution Youth Day Centre (Panevėžys),
  • association of persons with disabilities Community „Vilniaus viltis“ (Vilnius).

The goal of the consortium is to constantly improve the quality of services provided to people with disabilities by sharing experience, implementing innovations and learning from colleagues in Lithuania and abroad. The project is aimed at the mobility of the staff of the members of the consortium. The project will carry out one main activity – internship / job monitoring. The host organisation is the Icelandic non-governmental organisation Às styrktarfélag, founded in 1958 on the initiative of parents raising children with intellectual disabilities. 10 representatives of the consortium members will go to the internship: 4 administrative employees, 4 social workers, 1 assistant social worker and a labor intermediary. The duration of the internship is 1 week (7 days), including the trip.

The traineeship will take place in the second half of 2016 according to a traineeship programme agreed between the consortium members and the host organisation in line with the project objectives. We will only use national certificates to confirm competencies and qualifications.

Expected short-term results of exposure:

  • participants will improve their general competencies, competencies for activity planning and improvement, management of the teaching / educational process and assessment of achievements;
  • participants will gain motivation to participate in international mobility projects, will be able to assess the advantages and disadvantages of new teaching methods or methods of working with persons with disabilities;
  • will be able to apply modern methods of teaching or service provision in the strategic development activities of their institutions, will participate more actively on behalf of their institutions and consortium both in the work of the relevant district and other relevant institutions of the country in improving the Lithuanian adult non-formal education system.

In addition, participants will become more tolerant, expand their intercultural knowledge, improve their skills of foreign languages and sociability. The expected long-term impact will be that the flexibility and quality of the services offered by the consortium will improve, the members of the consortium will be more courageous in offering innovations in their field of activity and will be more actively involved in improving the adult non-formal education system.