Mosiacs of Inclusion:
disabled people and volunteers learning together
It is a Grundtvig Learning Partnership under the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme. It is the result of the cooperation of 4 organizations responsible for day centers, leisure time activities, parents’ work and advocacy dealing with persons with disability from Italy, Poland, Romania and Germany. The project gives to the staff, volunteers and disabled people a stage to share experience, discussing on the condition of people with disabilities in the different cities and countries, exchanging good practices and strategies for a real inclusion and offering them means and competences to play an active role in order to overcome the “missing pieces” in the mosaic of inclusion. This work is encouraged by the encounter between the social theme and artistic field through the practical making of mosaics and the visit to mosaics in the partner cities. The project participants will be involved in some local workshops and activities, and other joint activities and meetings realized during 4 mobility fluxes.
The project has the main objective to analyze and spread the limited possibilities of people with disabilities to exercise their rights as citizens and to choose their own lifestyle, finding suitable solutions and creating a learning opportunity, thanks to the active contribution of disabled people and volunteers. It will allow them to have access to mobility opportunities (50 total mobilities for participants and 22 for staff) in four foreign European Countries getting to know new and different realities in the “mosaic of inclusion”, removing any obstacle to the mobility for disabled people through the help of volunteers.
Meeting in Sfantu Gheorghe - ROMANIA
The first meeting was hold in Sfantu Gheorghe from 3rd to 6th of December 2013.
The following activities were implemented: presentation of partners, get-to-know of key players and team members, mosaic activities, thematic input, media contact and meeting evaluation
Meeting in Bremen - GERMANY
The second meeting was hold in Bremen from 22nd to 25th April 2014.
The following activities were implemented: presentation of the "Mosaics of Life" realized as local activity of the project; Presentation of Bremen “Friedenstunnel” (Peace tunnel) project and its mosaics by Mrs Regina Heygster; realization of a group mosaic guided by the creativity of the participants themselves; visit to Bremen city centre; visit to mosaics in the institutional area at Friedehorst Foundation and mosaic activities; staff meeting.
Meeting in Bialystok - POLAND
The third internatioanl meeting was hold in Bialystok from 16th to 19th September 2014.
During the meeting the following activities were implemented:
presentations of contribution to the existence of people with disabilities in the public space by each partner, realization of a photographic mosaic, visit to the Museum Ludwig Zamenhof, Theatre mosaic (theatre activities for all participants), visit to the Village Museum, press meeting.
Meeting in Palermo - ITALY
The fourth and last meeting was hold in Palermo from 13th to 16th April 2015.
The meeting foreseen a seminar in the presentations about Descriptions of mosaic art to be found in the partners’ cities and how to encounter them with handicaps by each partner organization and the exhibition of the mosaics created during the project (in the seat of the Presidency of the Sicilian Region), sight seeings and visits to mosaics, participation to the opening of a photo – exhibition about the Human Rights, activities related to the topic of the mosaics.
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