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A holistic view on inclusive leisure activities

Our CEO Karel Van Isacker presented “A holistic view on inclusive leisure activities” at the Positive Leisure event in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on 5 July 2019. He focused on leisure as a context for active living, recovery, health and life quality for persons with and without disabilities. The concept that leisure is a basic human right has been advanced in: The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Article 24 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights specifically mandates “the right to rest and leisure including reasonable limitation of work hours and periodic holidays with pay.” The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child has recognized “…the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.” The United Nations Principles for Older Persons states that they “…should have access to the educational, cultural, spiritual and recreational resources of society” (Clause 16). The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport “…to enabling persons with disabilities to participate on an equal basis with others [...]

PERSBERICHT – Hoe toegankelijke interactie tussen jongeren met en zonder een beperking kan bijdragen tot een meer inclusieve samenleving.

PERSBERICHT – ONMIDDELLIJKE VERSPREIDING (pdf) Hoe toegankelijke interactie tussen jongeren met en zonder een beperking kan bijdragen tot een meer inclusieve samenleving. Jaarlijks vindt op 3 december de Internationale dag voor personen met een handicap plaats. PhoenixKM BVBA (www.phoenixkm.eu, Kortemark) gaat daarom in die week in het kader van het Europese ACCESS-INTERACT project (www.accessinteract.eu/) jongeren uit Bulgarije, Oostenrijk en het VK naar het Vlaamse Ieper brengen. De bedoeling is om hen kennis te laten maken met lokale initiatieven die streven naar een inclusieve samenleving, en dit op het vlak van jongerenwerking, onderwijs en tewerkstelling. Belangrijkste focus hierbij is hoe toegankelijke interactie tussen jongeren met en zonder een beperking kan bijdragen tot een meer inclusieve samenleving. Aan de hand van concrete voorbeelden en situaties gaan we jongeren bewust maken dat het inzetten op inclusieve communicatie van jongs af aan kan bijdragen tot een meer inclusieve wereld. Daarom gaan we met deze groep jongeren het volgende organiseren op 4, 5 en 6 december 2018: Interactieve trainingsessies in Ieper met betrekking tot toegankelijke communicatie tussen jongeren met en zonder beperkingen; alsook met betrekking tot inclusieve tewerkstelling in Vlaanderen – 4 & 5 december 2018 Bezoek aan de sociale onderneming Page Electronics NV in [...]

“Martial Arts as tool towards Inclusion” – Ieper event

On 28 November 2018, we will organise an event in Ieper, Belgium that will focus on the inclusion aspect of sports: at school, but also during youth activities, etc. Language of the event: English/Dutch Venue of the meeting: Cultuurcentrum Ieper – ACCI p.a. Fochlaan, 1 8900 Ieper Belgium Agenda: 13:00-13:10 Welcome and a brief introduction by event organiser Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM) 13:10- 14:00 Presentation MAInclusion project Martial Arts as tool towards Inclusion – 2017-1-BG01-KA201-036353 https://inclusivemartialarts.eu To train physical activity teachers in schools in remote/rural areas as well as those that have a lot of socially disadvantaged pupils to introduce Martial Arts to stimulate the inclusion of socially disadvantaged youth, regardless of age, race, gender or ability. To enable Martial Arts to become a lever to strengthen self confidence, control violence and strengthen community aspects. To enable Martial Arts training of people with special needs including both physical disabilities and learning / mental disabilities (Cerebral Palsy, Deafness, Visual Impairment, Amputees, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyspraxia, ADHD and other learning difficulties). Karel Van Isacker (PhoenixKM) 14:00- 15:00 Presentation Sports for ALL project ST4ALL project – 590416-EPP-1-2017-1-BG-SPO-SCP https://www.st4all.eu ST4ALL aims to enhance the training skills of sports trainers when working with youth with [...]

Practices and Experiences of Supported Employment in Belgium (Flanders)

PhoenixKM presented the Practices and Experiences of Supported Employment in Belgium (Flanders) at the final conference of the Tools4SE project in Istanbul – Turkey, at İstanbul Medeniyet Üniversitesi. PhoenixKM’s CEO Karel Van Isacker also introduced to the audience an “Innovative holistic guidance model for integration of people with disabilities on the European Labour Market” as being created in the context of the JobCircuit [...]

How the learning space can become an inclusive learning space – Lessons from Europe

How the learning space can become an inclusive learning space – Lessons from Europe [To be presented at CAVA2018, 21-24 August 2018 in Medellin, Colombia. With thanks to Silvia Margarita Baldiris Navarro.] Inclusive education is cemented in article 24 of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (A/RES/61/106) which was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations. In Europe, this has created opportunities, but also tensions. On the one hand, there is a need for access to learning material, supportive education practices, inclusion oriented teaching practices, as well as physical accessibility to schools, universities, VET centres, etc. On the other hand, all these aspects must coincide and be complementary. This symbiosis has been somewhat cumbersome and needs fine-tuning. A lesson to be learned by Latin American initiatives. The keynote will highlight a number of European initiatives and access to online free [...]

Registratie formulier event

Op 22 juni 2018 organiseren wij in Brussel een event met als titel “De vaardigheden van jongeren met leerstoornissen verbeteren”. Het evenement zal een hele reeks initiatieven voorstellen die als gemeenschappelijk doel hebben de vaardigheden van jongeren met (leer) beperkingen te verbeteren. Een volledige agenda vindt u [...]

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: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 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 – 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) Need for skills enhancements: A European perspective Chair: Shervin Shirmohammadi, Sehir University, Turkey 10.30 – 10.50: EU Disability Policy: Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero (Deputy Head of Unit, for Rights of Persons [...]
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