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Newsletter Spring 2019

Views News March 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 anouncements, 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

Dinner In The Dark 2019

Views International is an organization whose devotion it is to aid visually impaired and blind people to integrate and adapt as best as possible to the sighted world. However, it is equally important to show sighted people the problems, needs or advantages of a visual impairment. To reach that goal Views International organized some local events and invited the sighted to take part in them. The most recently passed was our popular “Dinner in the dark” in the beginning of March.

Jerome's update

Presentation of my EVS and my impressions

My EVS started on October 15, 2018, so it’s been four months now. The first two months were very hard because I did not speak Spanish and I had trouble finding my bearings.
From the second week I went to the training of arrival in Oviedo in the north of Spain, it was very complicated because I did not understand many things in addition to the fact that the training was very tiring. The good news is that I have met a lot of people, about 20.

portrait of the month February 2019

Portrait of the month - February 2019
The last edition of this series was dedicated to the former Views Board member, Miss Stavroula Kousteni from Greese. The portrait of this month will introduce you to Mike Thornton, the president of Views Board for the last three years. Not only will you find out how he came to Views International, we will additionally talk about his tasks and election processes on Views Board and finally speculate a bit on the future of the UK in Views International due to BREXIT debate.

Portrait of the Month February 2019

The last edition of this Serie was dedicated to the former Views Board member Stavroula Kousteni. The portrait of this month will introduce you to Mike Thornton, the president of Views Board for the last two Years. Not only will you find out how he came to Views international, we will additionally talk about his tasks and election processes on Views Board and finally speculate a bit on the Future of the UK in Views International due to the BREXIT debate.

EVS - an experience abrought: Sophia talks about her work with Views

My name is Sophia. I am a 22-year old German volunteer for Views international. From the three possible internships with the Belgian branch of the association, I chose to work in the office of Views because neither my knowledge in French nor my comprehension of children qualified me for the other two options. This article shall now report a bit on my European Voluntary Service (EVS).

Although you probably know the projects of Views International, I’ll shortly reexplain what my tasks with Views are about.

What will change in the Youth work 2019

According to the European Youth Union, young people have always been essential to maintain the European Union as we know it. Therefore In 2003 they established a number of projects which should encourage young people to travel through Europe or to get engaged in national youth committees to support the youth work all over the Union. Since these projects are now expiring or being replaced through new ones, the European Youth Union has held a conference on the 24th of May 2018 to outline their program till 2021.

the 1st World Braille Day and a breef history on Braille writing

The 4th of January 2019 was a special day. Not only would Louis Braille have celebrated his 210th birthday – Since this year we can also celebrate the “World Braille Day”, after the United Nations adopted a resolution from the World Blind Union. This might seem as a good moment to review the history of Braille writing and blinds education for both go closely together.

press release on the Inclusive Mobility Alliance

Press Release

Inclusive Mobility Alliance puts forth recommendations

for a more inclusive Erasmus programme
The
Inclusive Mobility Alliance
has been officially launched on the 22nd of January 2019 at the European
Parliament. Gathering more than 20 organisations with expertise in Disability, Youth and Higher Education,
the Alliance aims at making Erasmus+ more inclusive. Students and young people taking part in Erasmus+
mobilities represent respectively approx. 0.17% and 2.8% of all beneficiaries. These low figures have been

2nd transnational meeting in Triest

From 22nd to 23rd October 2018 the second trans national meeting (TNM) took place in Trieste, Italy. It was part of the project VIP and new technologies: easy access to job market. The representatives of

participated in this event.