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Strategic Partnership Beyond Barriers and Borders

What is it about?

The project “Beyond barriers and borders” aims to encourage the exchange of competences between young visually impaired people (18-30 years old) and older people (50+ years old). The competences in question are:

  • daily living skills (cooking, ironing, doing the laundry, etc.):
  • IT skills (the use of computer, smartphone, Braille displays etc.);
  • interpersonal communication skills;
  • reading, writing and counting techniques (including Braille and new technologies).

In short, it is not “only” an intercultural exchange, but also an intergenerational experience. A ground-breaking strategic partnership for Views International!

The project consists of three 5-day trainings in Warsaw (Poland), Liège (Belgium) and Vienna (Austria), preceded by preparatory meetings only for the organizers.

Who can attend the trainings?

Each training will be attended by 30 visually impaired people (10 per country), between 18 and 30 years of age, who will be assisted by 4 guides. Besides attending the three meetings, participants should also attend a local event to disseminate the results of the project, and should be available for Skype/phone meetings and e-mail exchanges from April 2017 to end June 2018. Moreover, they should be able to communicate in English.

An article about the project was circulated to the European Blind Union network in April 2018, following the final training in Austria. You can read the article here