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…
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 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…)
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…)
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).
When: October 6-14, 2017
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
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“All inclusive – Applying Artistic Theatre Methods in Youth Work with Handicapped or Disadvantaged Youth” is a youth exchange inside the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project intends to deliver a model for future school-focused activities of our partners. Participating teamers of the youth exchange will learn to design own workshops. They will learn to implement their knowledge as facilitators under the guidance of experienced theatre trainers and put a theatre play on stage with an international youth group that is consisting of impaired and non-impaired youth. Continue reading…
“Empowering young visually impaired to stand up for inclusive policy reforms” (EMVISION) is an Erasmus+, KA-3, structural dialogue project, developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel (ABT). Participants will be actively involved in the implementation of inclusive policy reforms and will represent youth opinion regarding the subject of inclusion of young blind or visually impaired (YBVI). Continue reading…
“Empowering young visually impaired to stand up for inclusive policy reforms” (EMVISION) is an Erasmus+, KA-3, structural dialogue project, developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel (ABT).
EMVISION is raising the voices of young people concerned about the situation of young blind or visually impaired (YBVI) and empowers them to strive to improve inclusive youth policy, dedicated YBVI through a structured dialogue between young people and decision makers/experts in this field. EMVISION is encouraging the involvement of civil society in creating and implementing policies, promoting transnational co-operation, better knowledge of European policies, equipping participants with soft skills such as working in an international environment, designing of actions with impact on decision-making agents power and increasing acceptability of participants to other cultures.
Swim to Live! is a collaborative partnership formed for an Erasmus+ sport project for the year 2017.
Our goals are oriented towards making a habit of regular swimming activities, gaining knowledge for swimming instructors, learning how to promote good practices, influencing local environment for club leaders and as a result, we will launch a certificate of competency – Swim to live license for instructors. Continue reading…
The “Discovering Europe Together” (Descoperim Europa Impreuna) DEI programme is a direct result of the international project “Value the Difference”, coordinated by Babilon Travel NGO and co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme. Continue reading…
Cluj-Napoca, 21st November, 2016
Babilon Travel Association completes the international project
Value the difference
FUNDED by the Erasmus+ ProGRAMME OF THE European Union
Babilon Travel NGO completes the international project entitled “Value the difference”, project which aims at a better integration in society of the young visually impaired people, both locally and at an international level, through various indoor and outdoor sports practices adapted to their needs.
Cluj-Napoca, 21st November, 2016
Babilon Travel NGO completes the project
DISCOVERING EUROPE TOGETHER – BUCHAREST
(DESCOPERIM EUROPA ÎMPREUNĂ – BUCUREȘTI)
Babilon Travel NGO is partner and sending organisation in a new Erasmus+ project, Let’s Go Eco Tourism, that will have two main activities (youth exchanges): one in Poland, between 16-25 September, 2016 and one in Slovakia, between 1-8 December, 2016.
The first youth exchange will take place in Murzasichle/Poland and will gather 30 participants from 5 EU countries: Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Germany and Lithuania. Continue reading…
The same location, Akcakoca/Turkey, but a completly diffrent project, Effective Multicultural Team, for which Babilon Travel NGO is acting as sending organisation.
After the suucess of the project Let’s Hug Each Other, that took place also in Akcakoca, our organisation decided to send 3 Romanian participants to the Erasmus+ project Effective Multicultural Team, that will take place between August 26 and September 3, 2016.
There will be 33 participants, age 18+, from seven EU countries: Latvia, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia, Macedonia.
The next training course, for which Babilon Travel NGO is sending participants, is “Let’s hug each other” and will take place in Akcakoca, Turkey, between August 1-7, 2016.
It will bring together 35 youth workers, youth leaders and volunteers from 7 European countries: Turkey, Bulgaria, FYROM, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Romania.
Babilon Travel NGO is participating for the second time to an international event that started in 2014 in the city of Cluj-Napoca.
The event brings together more than 250 participants from more than 35 countries from all over the world.
It will take place in Bucharest between July 5-11. Continue reading…
Our local, national and international projects:
SITiDeV: Youth Exchange for Visually Impaired, is a national project that intends to bring together, in May 2016, 6 visually impared/blind young people, 2 non-visually impaired and 4 youth workers, from Tg. Frumos and Cluj-Napoca, for four days. During this period of time the participants will learn to exercise together sport and outdoor activities. Continue reading…
One of the first projects, Babilon Travel NGO is involved in, this year,, is an international project called „Close-Up 2 – Culture Since Rome”. The main activity of the project, a youth exchange, will take place in Beja, Portugal, between 16-24 May, 2016 and will gather youngsters 24 youngster, age 18-25, 6 youth leader, age 18+, and 2 accompanying persons, age 18+, from 6 EU countries: Romania, Portugal, Hungary, Estonia, The Netherlands and Poland. The participants will be a mixed group of visually and non-visually impaired. Continue reading…
The project Value the Difference, financed by the European Union, through the Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by Babilon Travel NGO, has finished the two main activities:
- A training course for 24 youth workers, educators and volunteers, from 5 European countries, involved in activities with young disabled people. The training was held in Cluj-Napoca and Muntele Băișoara resort, between November 3-11 2016;
- A youth exchange for 40 young people and youth leaders, coming from the same 5 European countries, România, Polonia, Belgia, Grecia și Italia, youth exchange ment to let some of the youth workers, trained during the training course, to practice their gained and developed competences, regarding adaptive sport and outdoor activities, used as tools of inclusion for young disabled people. The youth exchange took place in Poronin/Poland, in a wonderful mountain region (Tatra), between January 16-23, 2016.
In these two main activities, there were directly involved, as participants, 19 blind and visually impaired young people. Through the activities held at the Special High School for Visually Impaired Cluj-Napoca, the project also involved many blind/visually impaired students and teachers of this institution.
The porpose of this article is to review how the project Value the Difference and its main activities were present in the national and international media. Continue reading…
Babilon Travel NGO has launched the second part of the project
Value the Difference
project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Babilon Travel NGO has launched the second part of the project Value the Difference, a multi-activity project designed to promote integration (both locally and internationally) of visually impaired young people through sport and outdoor activities tailored to their needs. Continue reading…