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 – 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…

ATS4VIP: The first intelectual output

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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

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…)

Accessible Travel Solutions for Visual Impaired Persons

Posted Posted in ATS4VIP, Erasmus+, KA-2

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.

Skate-Ring for All

Posted Posted in Erasmus+, KA-1, Skate-Ring for All, Youth Exchange

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…)

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 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).

The Voice of Invisibles

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CoverThe Voice of Invisibles is another inclusion project of Babilon Travel NGO, financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ Programme.

The main activity is a training course held in Durres, Albania, between October 1-7, 2018.

The Voice of Invisibles aims to increase the awareness and develop skills of youth workers on fostering social inclusion and diversity, by involving young people with fewer opportunities in outdoor activities, creativity with recycling, mobility, and volunteering.

Building Skills Through Inclusion – Partnership Building Seminar in Romania

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The first main activity of the Erasmus+ Youth multi-activity project Building Skills Through Inclusion, coordinated by Babilon Travel NGO and funded by the European Union, is a partnership building seminar in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, starting on August 26 and ending on September 1, 2018 (travel days included).

EMVISION: Special Award for Youth

Posted Posted in Empowering Young Visually Impaired to Stand-Up for Inclusive Policy Reforms, Events, KA-3

Empowering Visually Impaired Young People to Stand-Up for Inclusive Policy Reforms is the first Structural Dialogue project of Asociatia Babilon Travel. Due to the excellent outputs obtained (Set of Propsals and Code of Good Practices), during the trans-national meeting in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, the EMVISION project, co-funded by the European Union, through the Erasmus+ Programme, was nominated and awarded with the Special Award for Youth of the National Public Participation Awards Gala CeRe 2018. (more…)

EMVISION: Call for Participants

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“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…

Let’s Animate: Redesign Youth Work Through Animation!

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LogoBabilon Travel NGO’s brand new project started on April 2nd, 2017.

The main activity consists of a training course that will take place, in Bucharest, Romania, between 9-18 of June, 2017.

It will bring together 24 participants (aged 18+) from across Europe and has been designed for young people and people who work with young people. This could include youth workers, youth leaders, educators, trainers and NGO volunteers who would like to expand their knowledge in the field of animation and to boost their digital skills. Continue reading…

Let’s Go Eco Tourism: Erasmus+ project in Poland

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foto3Babilon 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…