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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 organise the event “Enhancing the skills of youth with learning disabilities” on 22 June 2018, in Brussels, Belgium. The event will highlight 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 Program: 8.30-9.00: Registration and welcome OPENING (9.00-9.30) Opening + introduction to ISG – Karel Van Isacker (CEO, PhoenixKM) SESSION 1 (9.30-10.30) Increased independence for youth with learning disabilities Chair: Jean-Marie Vanhove (inclusion expert) 9.30 – 9.50: EU Disability Policy: EC (presented by EC official) 9.50 – 10.10: 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 10.10 – 10.30: Discussion – questions SESSION 2 (10.30 – 11.30) Need for skills enhancements via gaming: Point of view of the users Chair: Shervin Shirmohammadi, Sehir University, Turkey 10.30 – 10.50: The need for skills training for people with disabilities: Mark Van Assche (TOLBO vzw) 10.50 [...]

Violence linked to vulnerable groups – Children with disabilities – A journey through hard numbers and facts

This afternoon we presented at the National Conference “Violence and the child of the 21st century – conceptual and practical challenges” on 23-24 November 2017, at the Grand Hotel Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Title of my presentation: “Violence linked to vulnerable groups – Children with disabilities – A journey through hard numbers and facts” Organisers were: University of Plovdiv “P.Hilendarski” ; State Agency for Child Protection, Municipality of Plovdiv English version Bulgarian [...]

At Bulgarian ECVET event

Left to right: Roumiana Atanassova (Foundation Vision for Science and Technology Growth, Sofia), Preslav Dimitrov (Dean of Economy Faculty, Chair of Department of Tourism, South Eastern University, Blagoevgrad), Ivanka Mihaylova (Ministry of Education and Science, Sofia), Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM, Belgium), Penka Nikolova (NAVET, director licensing, Sofia) On 20 September 2017, the Bulgarian National Agency “Human Resource Development Centre” in cooperation with NAVET (National Agency for VET) organised a very well attended event addressing the importance of introducing the ECVET principle in Erasmus+ projects. Apart from being able to disseminate our activities in the domain of curriculum and training material development using the ECVET framework, we also had very fruitful meetings with local Bulgarian organisations, as well as the organisers. We emphasised on our good cooperation with many Bulgarian and Balkan organisations and exchanged ideas for new [...]

Accessible Izmir 2016 Congress

Karel Van Isacker, CEO of PhoenixKM, will be keynote speaker at the Accessible Izmir 2016 Congress on 2-3-4-5 November 2016 in Izmir, Turkey. His keynote “Universal Design in a Diverse World” (Auditorium Hall 1, 11:30-12:30) will address the world of accessibility applied to the overall design world from a practical experience point of view. In the context of inclusive design, Mr. Van Isacker has been teaching Inclusive Design as invited expert/lecturer at Thomas More Hogeschool (Belgium) in the context of the “Community Service Engineers” education, as well as invited expert at the University of Cordoba, Monteria [...]

NAO Challenge 2015-2016

NAO Challenge 2015-2016 PhoenixKM’s CEO has been invited as jury member to the NAO Challenge 2015-2016 event in Bologna, Italy on 7 May 2016 at the Opificio Golinelli. This opportunity will be used to disseminate also ISG project aims and objectives. The NAO Challenge is an annual competition co-organized by Aldebaran (the company that developed the humanoid robot NAO and that produces [...]

Tendencias Tecnológicas Para La Educación y Atención a la Diversidad e Inclusión

Audience during presentation by PhoenixKM Karel Van Isacker presented at the “INTERNATIONAL FORUM (ETEP-D) V: Tendencias Tecnológicas Para La Educación y Atención a la Diversidad e Inclusión” on 31 March 2016 at the “Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco”, Colombia. His presentation “OERs in Europe – Pathway to inclusion” addressed the status of OERs in Europe and how accessibility needs to be [...]

Promoting our work on Bulgarian National TV

BNT interview with Karel Van Isacker PhoenixKM’s CEO Karel Van Isacker was interviewed by Bulgarian National TV during an event on 21 December 2015 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, while promoting the work of PhoenixKM in the context of the M-CARE, ACAD2, SGSCC, DICE, etc. projects, highlighting the excellent cooperation with Bulgarian partners. The broadcast took place on 23 December 2015 and can be watched again here (starts at [...]

Youth and Social Media: Changing the World of Jobs and Skills

PhoenixKM will attend the “Youth and Social Media: Changing the World of Jobs and Skills” event presented by Tata Consultancy Services and taking place on January 26, 2016 in Brussels. How are social media changing the way young people look for jobs? How should companies adapt? Should schools and universities train students in using social media? Can jobseekers and employers be matched up if they don’t have a strong social media presence? When: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 – Registration begins at 6:00 PM. Event from 6:30 PM to 7:50 PM Where: Residence Palace, Polak Room, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 [...]

Conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion organises the yearly conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities on 7-8 December 2015, “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. Conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities on 7-8 December 2015, “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. The conference will focus on children and young people with disability under the theme: “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. Presentations and discussions will be on the current situation of children with disabilities in Europe, including personal testimonies and on inclusive education, an opening door for equal participation of children and young people with disabilities in work and society. Commissioner Thyssen will announce the winners of the 2016 Access City Award, (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) on 8 December as well as two special mentions on access to work and accessible smart cities, at a special ceremony during the conference. As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum. PhoenixKM will attend this [...]
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