EMPOWER VISUALLY IMPAIRED YOUNGSTERS FOR A MORE INDEPENDENT LIVING (EMVIMIL) project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
The consortium of 6 partners starts the international project EMVIMIL, an Erasmus+ Youth 4 activity project, financed by the European Union and developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel in partnership with VIEWS International (Belgium), Karabaglar Kaymakamligi (Turkey), Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje-Lifelong Learning Network (North Macedonia), Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare (Albania) and INSIDE EU (Ireland).
The project focus on supporting youth workers to develop quality activities, based on values like equality, equity, inclusion, access to education and culture, democracy and human rights, including VIPs in these activities, in order to increase their mobility, employability and sense of entrepreneurial initiatives, capacitating in this way their independent living.
To achieve its objectives, a Study Visit is held in Liege and Brussels, Belgium, between 8-14th of June, 2022.
The participants who take part in the study visit in Liege and Brussels are from Romania, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, Ireland and the host country Belgium with a total of 24 participants taking part in the activities.
All the activities are held in the Erasmus+ spirit and are based on non-formal education methods and tools in an inclusive and adapted way, considering the presence of visually impaired/blind participants (study visits, working groups, debriefings, free discussions, workshops, team building exercises, energizers, reflections, presentations etc.).
During the study visit, the participants will create a set of good practices in regard to in-door and outdoor activities with visually impaired/blind youngsters and proposals to improve infrastructure and services meant to include VIPs in their local communities.