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The study visit in Liege Belgium(27.05.2014-03.06.2014): How it was?

Visite d’étude
“Entre formel et non-formel : partage d’expériences pour DV en Europe et outre-mer“
VIEWS Belgium
27/05/2014 – 03/06/2014


After a long preparation process and lots of work, between 27th of May and 3rd of June 2014 VIEWS Belgium in Partnership with VIEWS International realized one more big project. It took place in Liege Belgium with participants from 6 countries(Belgium, Poland, Romania, Guyane, Martinique, Guadeloupe). The project was a study visit, conducted under the motto “Between formal and non-formal education”.

During the 7-days event the participants had the possibility to talk with the experts from Belgium national agency, the representatives from 2 services for pedagogical accompanement for VIP students,teachers and specialists from the school for visually impaired children. Our guests from the French islands were impressed by the special tools for blind and the different ways of adaptation of the study materials and the devices used in the daily life.

Three debates were part of the program of this project. They concerned the differences between formal and non-formal education and methods to adapt those processes according to the needs of vision impaired persons, the adaptations, inclusion and integration of the blind people in the labour market, the opportunities for their participation in mobility projects for youngsters and youth workers.

The participants from all six countries met volunteers who are curently doing their European voluntary service in VIEWS International. They discussed with them and the hosting EVS organizations of the activities in which these young people participate, the methods to adapt their volunteering projects for their blind and vision impaired volunteers. The youth workers from France were strongly motivated to implement this good practice in their countries .

Well organized leisure time was also part of the study visit. The international group had the possibility to have a nice walk in the heart of Belgium capital Brussels. During the intercultural dinner the participants tasted the traditional dishes and drinks, specific for each participating country.

In the end of these 7 days one result of our intensive discussions, work and brain stormings, we developed a few wonderful ideas for concrete future projects, based on future cooperation, youth exchanges and European citizenship.