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Event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018 – Brussels, Belgium

In the context of the “Intelligent Serious Games for Social and Cognitive Competence” project (ISG), we organised the event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018, in Brussels, Belgium.

The event highlighted a whole range of initiatives that have as common goal to enhance skills of youth with (learning) disabilities.

Target audience:

  • People with disabilities, and their families and friends
  • Teachers / Trainers / Tutors from inclusive and special education
  • Youth and disability organisations
  • Personal caregivers
  • ICT and AT experts

Video coverage:

Program:

  • 8.30-9.00: Registration and welcome

OPENING (9.00-9.30)

SESSION 1 (9.30-10.30)

  • Increased independence for youth with learning disabilities
    Chair: Jean-Marie Vanhove (inclusion expert)
    9.30 – 10.00: More independence for youth with learning disabilities – EU context: Helga Stevens (N-VA), Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair ECR, Co-chair Disability Intergroup
    10.00 – 10.20: Witness accounts of pilot participants
    10.20 – 10.30: Discussion – questions

SESSION 2 (10.30 – 11.30)

Break + exhibition (11.30 – 12.00)

SESSION 3: (12.00- 13.30)

Lunch (13.30 – 15.00)

Break and exhibition of wide range of inclusion oriented projects (13.30 – 15.00)

Presented projects:

  • Social competences
    • VET programme for medical practitioners supporting parents of babies with disabilities and complex needs (MedVET) – 2017-1-TR01-KA202-045932 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2020)
    • A simulated training framework for skills development addressing students with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their trainers (Play2DO) – 2016-1-UK01-KA202-024613 (01.09.2016 – 31.08.2018)
    • Leisure time as a positivist youth peer pedagogy (PositiveLeisure4Youth) – 2017-2-BG01-KA205-036419 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2019)
    • Accessible peer interaction with disabled youth – 2017-2-BG01-KA205-036420 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2019)
    • Accessibility in Accommodation & Catering Sectors for Disabled People (ACAD2) – 2013-1-TR1-LEO05-47548 (01.11.2013 – 31.10.2015)
    • Serious Games for Social & Creativity Competence (SGSCC)- 531134-LLP-1-2012-1-BG-KA3-KA3MP (01.01.2013 – 30.06.2015)
  • Inclusive/Special education
    • SPORTS TRAINING FOR ALL (ST4ALL) – 590416-EPP-1-2017-1-BG-SPO-SCP (01.01.2018 – 30.06.2020)
    • Martial Arts as tool towards Inclusion (MAInclusion) – 2017-1-BG01-KA201-036353 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2019)
    • Inclusion Training in Intellectual Disability for Educators in Europe (ITIDE) – 2014-1-UK01-KA200-001529 – (01.09.2014 – 31.08.2017)
    • School intervention model for students with emotional behavioural difficulties (Sheldon) – 2017-1-LT01-KA201-035296 (01.11.2017 – 31.10.2019)
    • Mobile Pedagogical Assistant to develop meaningful pathways to personalised learning (Pathway+) – 2017-1-UK01-KA201-036761 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2020)
    • Speech and Language Pathology Interactive Tools for Teachers at Initial Education – 2017-1-BG01-KA201-036295 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2020)
    • Training For Teachers How To Cope With Refugee Children In Their Class – 2016-1-TR01-KA201-034527 (01.09.2016 – 31.08.2019)
    • Intelligent Serious Games for Social and Cognitive Competence – 2015-1-TR01-KA201-022247 (01.09.2015 – 31.08.2018)
  • Mentoring
    • Mobile youth peer mentoring application to facilitate distance mentoring guidance for youth with disabilities (MyPeerMentor) – 2017-1-TR01-KA205-039752 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2019)
      Care provision
    • Improving qualification and competencies of palliative and end-life caregivers on EU level through ECVET outcomes based comparative competence framework, ECVET learning repository portal and self-assessment competence tool (PTCare) – 2017-1-BG01-KA202-036214 (01.12.2017 – 30.11.2019)
    • Specialised ECVET Training Of Caregivers For People With Cerebral Palsy (CPCare) – 2016-1-TR01-KA202-035094 (01.12.2016 – 30.11.2019)
    • M-CARE (Mobile Training for Home and Health Caregivers For People with Disabilities and Older People) – 539913-LLP-1-2013-1-TR-LEONARDO-LMP (01.01.2014 – 31.12.2015)
  • Empowerment / Employment
    • JobCircuit innovative holistic guidance model for integration of people with disabilities on the European Labour Market (JobCircuit) – 2017-1-PT01-KA202-035821 (01.11.2017 – 31.10.2019)
    • Martial Arts as tool towards Inclusion (MAInclusion) – 2017-1-BG01-KA201-036353 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2019)
    • Supporting access to training and qualification of people with disabilities through development of VET course on Ecological Vegetable Gardening based on ECVET learning outcomes (EcoGarden) – 2017-1-BG01-KA202-036212 (01.09.2017 – 31.08.2020)
    • Designing quality and training tools for competence profile of supported employment specialists – TOOLS4SE – 2015-1-TR01-KA202-021686 (01.09.2015 – 31.8.2018)

Where?:

Vlaams-Europees Verbindingsagentschap vzw (please download the itinerary) – Closest metro station: Schuman
Kortenberglaan 71
1000 Brussels
Belgium

Practicalities:

English was the used language.
Premises were wheelchair accessible.

​Registration:

Attendance was free but registration was obligatory, and was possible via an online form. Any other costs incurred in participating to this event (hotel, travel, subsistence, etc.) were paid for by the attendee.

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