Conference – Symposium – Forum
25-28 May 2019 | Tàrrega, Spain
This is follow up project which aim to build capacities of youth workers on how to work with young people with disabilities, providing them with different working tools and methods.
Youth with disabilities are one of the most marginalized and excluded groups of youth, experiencing widespread violations of their rights.
Discrimination arises not as a result of the intrinsic nature of young person disability, but rather, as a consequence of lack of understanding and knowledge of its causes and implications, fear of difference, fear of contagion or contamination, or negative religious or cultural views of disability.
It is further compounded by poverty, social isolation, humanitarian emergencies, lack of services and support, and a hostile and inaccessible environment. Too often, youth with disabilities are defined and judged by what they lack rather than what they have. Their exclusion and invisibility serves to render them uniquely vulnerable, denying them respect for their dignity, their individuality, even their right to life itself.
Main project objectives are to discuss importance of cross-sector cooperation, to introduce youth workers with legal mechanisms of human rights protections and to create open space for best practice sharing.
- participants are expected to have strong motivation and interest in the project theme
- willing to be part of mixed abilities group
- able to attend the entire duration of the meeting
- able to work in English
- there is no age limit, but participants are expected to be older then 18
- advantage will be given to those ones having experience in working with people with disabilities.
Application deadline: April 8
This Conference – Symposium – Forum is for 12 participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Greece, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Spain and recommended for Youth workers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers
Accessibility info: This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.
Working language(s): English
Training overview here.