INVICTUS: Inclusion via Culture of Sports

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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.

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Ball for All – First Press Release

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 PRESS RELEASE

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…)

Difference Create No Distances: First Press Release

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PRESS RELEASE
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…

BALL FOR ALL – A new project is starting

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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…

IN TOUCH: Maria’s testimonial

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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…)

Skate-Ring for All: In Pictures

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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 Power of YOU(th)

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 “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…)

Skate-Ring for All

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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…)

Slovenian guys, you’re an inspiration

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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…)

Glad to be Part of this Project

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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…)

Swim to Live, Ina’s impressions October 2019

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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…)

The Inclusionist

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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…

SUSUC: Training Course in St. Albans

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Step Up and Start Up (SUSUC) is a collaboration between Asociatia Babilon Travel (Romania) and other 5 non-profit organisations from 5 European countries: the UK, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and Slovakia.

In this project, we are exploring the topic of youth employment and entrepreneurship in Europe. It is important to stress that entrepreneurship is a skill that can be learned and is not just the fate for someone born with charisma or successful parents who can invest in their startup. You can become one by developing entrepreneurial mind-set and skills. As Europe needs more entrepreneurs creating jobs, it’s necessary to support this type of education in all EU countries. Continue reading…

The Beauty of Difference: Youth Exchange in Sinemorets

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The Beauty of Difference is an Erasmus+ project promoted by Asociatia Babilon Travel, as partner in a consortium of 7 organisations from Bulgaria, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The project is part of our international program for social inclusion. In this particular case it is about hearing impaired youngsters. Continue reading…

One Look, One Culture The Youth Exchange in Perugia

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“One look, one culture” Youth Exchange will offer participants the opportunity to discuss the accessibility of European cities for blind and visually impaired people in social, architectural and cultural aspects. They will learn how to create work conditions in intercultural group where members can have special needs.

32 participants from Romania, Macedonia, Poland and Italy will help to improve Perugia’s accessibility for visually impaired people. Continue reading…

Building Skills Through Inclusion: The Youth Exchange

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Logo 02BThe third and last main activity of the Erasmus+ Youth project Building Skills Through Inclusion, financed by the European Union and coordinated by Asociatia Babilon Travel, is a youth exchange.

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on mobility, independent living and employability. Continue reading…

Inclusive Internet Radio: Our next challange

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InRadio-Logo-1200-346“Inclusive Internet Radio” (InRadio) is one of many of our approved projects in 2018. It is an Erasmus+ KA-1 youth mobility project where low budget (community) web radio broadcasting is used as a tool of youth participation and social inclusion. It will provide 2 main activities, an advance planning visit (APV) and a youth exchange (YE).

Both activities will be held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania: the APV during January 10-13, 2019, and the YE between March 8-16, 2019 (including travel days). Continue reading…

Building Skills Through Inclusion: The story continues

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Building Skills Through Inclusion is an Erasmus+ youth project financed by the European Union. There are 5 countries participating: Albania, Kosovo, Portugal, Romania and Serbia.

The aim of the project is to promote and foster social inclusion of young people with disabilities and fewer opportunities by being focused on mobility, independent living and employability.

To achieve its aim, the project will have three main activities: a partnership building seminar, a training course and a youth exchange.

The second main activity is a training course (TC) in Durres, Albania, starting on October 28 (arrival day) and ending on November 4, 2018 (departure day).