INVICTUS is another Erasmus+ project where Asociatia Babilon Travel is acting as partner and sending organization. It could be the first project that will start its main activity, a youth exchange, after the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic.
If everything will run as expected, the youth exchange will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, between August 28 and Septenber 5, 2020.
Cluj-Napoca, 1st of August, 2020
Babilon Travel NGO announces the start of the project
BALL for ALL
Project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Babilon Travel NGO, our non-governmental organization active in carrying out international Erasmus + projects for the benefit of young people with visual impairments and those with low opportunities, known locally and internationally for its successful implementation of numerous social inclusion projects, announces the launch on 1st August 2020 of the project Ball for All, together with its partners from North Macedonia (Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje) and Turkey (Karabaglar Kaymakamligi) and the local associated partner, the Highschool for Visual Impaired Cluj-Napoca. (more…)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 1st of August, 2020
DIFFERENCES CREATE NO DISTANCES
project financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
The consortium of 6 partners is starting the international project Differences Create No Distances, an Erasmus+ Youth multi-activity project, financed by the European Union and developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel in partnership with the Highschool for Visual Impaired Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Projekte Vullnetare Nderkombetare (Albania), Ikkaido Inclusive Martial Arts (Ireland), Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje (The Republic of North Macedonia) and Polski Zwiazek Niewidomych (Poland). Continue reading…
The second phase of the ATS VIP Project is underway. This phase is entitled Creation of an OER for accessible, safety and secure travelling of visually impaired persons
It began in April 2020 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2020.
The aim of IO2 is the development of the OER platform that will contain information and innovative content related to accessibility, safety and protection during the trip, especially adapted to people with visual impairment and blindness. All project partners from North Macedonia, Romania and Spain are actively working for the optimal functioning of the OER platform
For more information, you can follow this link: http://www.atsvip.eu/
End of May 2020 we received the good news, that our KA-1 project BALL FOR ALL has been approved and its starting date will be the 1st of August 2020. Our international partners in this project are Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje from North Macedonia and Karabaglar Kaymakamligi from Turkey.
BALL FOR ALL aims to respond to the needs of visually impaired young people to be included in society with their peers, to be equally involved in education, culture, sports, social life, etc. Specifically, during the one week activity of this project that will take place in Cluj-Napoca, we will make the sports game goalball (the most popular ball sport in the world for the visually impaired, which become a Paralympic sport in 1976) to become inclusive, for our mixed international teams of the blind and sighted, girls and boys. The practice of sport will be alternated by debates on topics of interest such as the perception of people with disabilities in society, stereotypes and expectations of / from society, social inclusion. Read more…
Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons (ATSforVIP) is an Erasmus+ project financed by the European Union.
The consortium of partners, Mreza za Dozivotno Ucenje (Lifelong Learning Network) North Macedonia, IT Solutions for All Spain and Asociatia Babilon Travel Romania, were working on the first intellectual output of the project which aims at development of a methodology meant to study and compare accessibility and mobility services present in the European countries, mainly focusing on accessible tourism and confront these findings with the needs of visual impaired persons.
You can find more information on the project website: http://atsvip.eu/methodology.php
With the support of BabilonTravel NGO, I’ve had the pleasure to travel to Greece and participate at the IN TOUCH project, a project focused on inclusion and entrepreneurship for youth with few life opportunities and diminished capabilities. The seminar was predominantly tackling the concepts equity and equality in the entrepreneurial domain. Within the 5 days, I’ve participated at peer-to-peer support activities through which the above mentioned concepts were implemented. (more…)
We are now ready to start our second main activity, a youth exchange, relatad to our international project – The Inclusionist
The Inclusionist is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia. (more…)
Skate-Ring for All is en Erasmus+ Youth project, co-funded by the European Union.The project promotes the participation of young people in sports activities that enable social integration, creating and strengthening personal, social and communicative skills.
The main activity was a youth exchange that took place in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia, in January, 2020. (more…)
The seminar in Larissa was a success. It was dedicated to research and sharing of partners’ best practices.
The goal was to introduce experts and organizations, comparing and sharing partners’ best practices, which where be evaluated by the young people with fewer opportunities.
The secondary goal of the seminar was to empower young people with fewer opportunities by fully including them in all stages of the preparation and production of the In Touch Best Practice Report.
Here the activities in picturees:
The project partners within the project “Accessible Travel Solutions for Visually Impaired Persons” (ATSVIP) held their first kick off meeting on January 13th in Skopje, Macedonia. The project is co-founded by the Erasmus plus Program of the European Commission, Key Action 2.
Project ATSVIP is implemented by a Consortium of 3 partners from 3 European countries (Romania, Spain and Macedonia). Within this project, the ATSVIP consortium will develop accessible travel solutions for visually impaired persons.
The first meeting has been held in Skopje on January 13, 2020 and the project partners were welcomed by the host and leading partner Lifelong Learning Network (LLN) Macedonia. At the meeting, the partners reviewed the envisioned project activities, intellectual outcomes and expected results. The partners agreed to focus on travel solutions for visually impaired persons taking into account existing situation for visually impaired in bus transportation, railway and air transportation.
The project partners outlined the activities related to research under Intellectual Output 1, and initial structure and the design of the OER Platform under Intellectual Output 2. The partners also agreed on project logo and the web domain, in order to foster project visibility and to launch dissemination activities.
It was agreed the next meeting to be held in June 2020 in Malaga, Spain.
“The Power of YOU(th)” is an attempt to establish and stimulate a dialogue between European youths on local, national and European level. It will allow youths the opportunity to enter into a conversation and to come to a democratic solution on a European level with peers, teachers and policy makers. Research on local till European level has shown that youths would like to be involved in the process of democratic decision-making. On the other hand there is a huge suspicion towards the government and policy makers and that youths feel that their voice doesn’t matter. (more…)
The first learning-teaching-training activity of the IN TOUCH project is the seminar that will take place in Larissa, during January 12-18, 2020 (including travel days) and it is dedicated to present research and sharing of partners’ best practices.
The goal is to introduce experts and organizations, comparing and sharing partners’ best practices, which will be evaluated by the young people with fewer opportunities. (more…)
Asociatia Babilon Travel is part of the Erasmus+ Youth project Skate-Ring for All, co-funded by the European Union.
The aim of project is to promote idea of integration into society and culture young people visually impaired. Visual impaired persons will motivate the other participants to believe in themselves, raise their self-esteem, overcome their fears, discriminations, raise their awareness and become more open towards others. (more…)
Ina Naghi’s reaction after the exchange in Ljubljana:
Dear you, Slovenian guys, I love you. I just do, it’s a fact…but I better should find arguments to define this… I love you for all the things you taught me. Even if the project was about “Swim to Live”, you showed me undoubtfully that there are values behind and beyond swimming to live. And they fit values that are deep in my heart and my soul. (more…)
Adriana Galatar’s impression after the exchange in Ljubljana:
I am very glad that I was part of this project! For me, the Pilates coordinated by our good and strong coaches made me increase my mobility, to be more toned, more cheerful, strongI understood what the quality of rhythmically executed gymnastics means. In the project I had the opportunity to socialize more with three old friends, who are also coming to sports. (more…)
Asociatia Babilon Travel was part of the first trans-national meeting, the kick-off meeting, of the Erasmus+ KA-2 project IN TOUCH, that was held in Oxford on October 15, 2019.
Part of the agenda were: (more…)
Now, after a few days have passed since the end of our visit to Italy, after the euphoria, the emotions and the overflowing of feelings have faded, now that things sit and filter, a few elements define this experience as unique and special: beyond what is a given of nature, I refer to the wonderful Mediterranean landscape, the architectural specificity of the place, the historical load, the gentle and friendly climate even in October, that what made this experience unique and memorable were the people. (more…)
IN TOUCH is Babilon Travel NGO’s first Erasmus+ KA-2 project and it is all about social inclusion, employability and entrepreneurship in the field of youth with and without disability. (more…)
The Inclusionist is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Italy, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.
The aim of the project is to create a partnership between public and private organizations, experienced in working with youth with disabilities (YwD) and youth with fewer opportunities (YwFO), so that partners can carry out activities and develop comprehensive methodological tools of inclusive education adapted to these categories. Some of the partners are also experienced in adaptive sport activities that will share their experience with the others. Continue reading…