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VIEWS News Spring Edition 2019

Dear members, readers and partners,

While spring time approaches, the days get longer and the clocks have moved to summer time Views International has another Newsletter for you.

In this Edition we will give you an update on our projects or the project of our partners in the Views announcements, report on the 2nd dinner in the dark 2019 and read an other experience reports from one of our European Volunteers.

So now enjoy the sunny weather and have fun reading this Newsletter.

Views announcements

Like the years before, we will be happy to host three young motivated young visually impaired (18-30 years old) in our volunteering placements (as explained below) in Liège. From this year onwards, volunteering opportunities will be funded by European Solidarity Corps. For two of the projects we have already two volunteers. But one place is still available. So do not miss the opportunity. We are receiving your candidates until end of July 2019. Do not hesitate to spread the word!

• Coordination de Sainte Marguerite & Orchidée Rose (PIC: 942750082)
Please find more info about our projects on the European Commissions volunteering projects data base

These projects address young visually impaired, 18-30 years old who have a basic level of French (A2). The projects will begin in September 2019 and can last till May 2020 (9 months).

Please remember that in order to become a promoter for this project you need to be accreditated as sending association by your National Agency, and that you need to have the Personal Identification Code (PIC). You may get your PIC following the procedure indicated.

Are you interested? E-mail: office@viewsinternational.eu. as soon as possible. The two already registered volunteers will come for their Advanced Planning visit at the beginning of July. Maybe you can join them.

Further procedures will be explained afterwards (European Youth Portal matching).

If you have young people interested in one of these projects, please let us know.

International woman’s day

On 8th of March we took time again to think on gender equality fights and achievements but also on all the submission and discrimination women all over the world still have to endure. The European disability forum (EDF) used the international day of women to publish a Newsletter focusing on the women with disabilities who are confrunted with difficulties not only because of their Gender but also because of their disability.

To access the newsletter with information on the current situation of the woman please read more on women with disabilities

2nd dinner in the dark 2019

On the 1st and 2nd of March Views organized once again their popular “Dinner in the dark” Diverse groups and people got together to share this experience.

Read more about the dinner in the dark of March 2019

EVS an experience

On 15th of March Jerome returned from his EVS project in Murcia. Views International sent him there as volunteer.

Read more on Jerome's experiences

Call for articles

Have you discovered a ground-breaking piece of technology, or recently attended an interesting exhibition or event? Is there something you know that you think should be shared with more visually impaired people?
You can contact us if you have an idea of something to be included in our newsletter. Send an email to office@viewsinternational.eu before the 15th of the month to contribute to the upcoming addition of the newsletter.

Don’t forget, you can also check our Facebook group and our Facebook page for all the latest info about what’s going on at VIEWS International.

For now, we hope you have enjoyed this newsletter and we look forward to bringing you more news and updates in the next issue.

Enjoy the sun!

The VIEWS International Team.