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Beyond the Horizon

"Beyond the Horizon" is a youth exchange organized by the Polish association Fundacja Brajlówka, in the framework of the Key Action 1 Erasmus+ programme/youth. The exchange took place between 9th and 17th September 2016 in the Polish village of Poronin (Malopolska region). The partner organizations were:

  • Belgium (Views international)
  • Hungary ()Látássérültek Szabadidős Sportegyesülete
  • Italy (Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti ONLUS)
    • Poland (Fundacja Brajlówka)

Every partner organization sent a maximum of 10 participants, 5 blind and 5 sighted, between 17 and 25 years of age. Every group could have a maximum of two leaders (with no age limit).

Objectives

  • to raise awareness on the problems that blind and visually impaired people are faced with in their everyday lives, through practical experiences during the project;
  • to promote sport and a healthy lifestyle;
  • to inspire empathy in young sighted people, thus helping social integration;
  • to develop positive behavioural patterns and mutual understanding.

A variety of activities was organized, both inside and outside the hotel where the exchange was hosted. Read Eline's article to breathe the atmosphere of the Tatra mountains!