DARE: DisAble the barRiErs is a 24 month project that has as an aim to empower youth organizations and youth workers into implementing more inclusive youth mobility projects for young people with special needs and especially young people with visual/hearing/physical impairments through 4 innovative products (DARE practical guide of inclusion, DARE manual of empowerment, Truth and Dare Space and DARE app).
Project Target Groups
DARE practical guide for inclusion
The DARE practical guide for inclusion will be a 50 pages guide with tips, methods and examples/good practices on the inclusion of young people with Visual, Hearing of Physical Impairments (PwVHPI) for organization members, Youth organizations, Youth Workers, Trainers and educators, project managers that are active in the field of Erasmus+ mobility including implementing short/long term youth mobilities (youth exchanges, mobilities of youth workers and EVS or European Solidarity Corps). The aim of the practical guide is to equip both youth organizations and associations as well as youth workers, trainers and educators with the necessary knowledge and encourage them in order to involve more young PwVHPI, and implement more inclusive activities and mobilities towards them.
DARE Digital Storytelling Handbook of Empowerment
The 2nd intellectual output will be a digital storytelling handbook of empowerment that will be designed for both young PwVHPI and young people without any disability, that wish to become DARE ambassadors. The DARE digital storytelling handbook will have as an aim to equip young PwVHPI and/or young people in general with knowledge, skills and attitudes in order for them to support other young PwVHPI that wish to take part in Erasmus Plus Mobility projects and become more active citizens in their environment. The DARE Digital Storytelling Handbook (D.ST. Handbook) will be based on the digital storytelling method and will contain audiovisual material and media scoping to be more interactive to the youth audience. There will also be editions of the handbook designed for young people with visual or hearing impairments.
Truth and DARE Space
The Truth and DARE Space will be especially designed to connect youth workers, trainers, educators, organization members and training centers directly with young People with Visual, Hearing or Physical Impairments (PwVHPI). Its aim will be to provide a communication and e-learning space among the above groups and improve and increase the mobility opportunities for young PwVHPI.
– Truth e-learning space: in total 10 e-learning modules will be developed and uploaded in the DARE e-platform. Five for youth workers, educators, trainers, youth leaders that have as an aim to increase the skills, competences of youth workers that want to work with young PwVHPI, and five modules will be designed for young PwVHPI and young people in general that wish to become DARE ambassadors and support their peers.
– DARE communication and info space: this space of the platform will be dedicated to facilitate and ease the info provision and communication between Young PwVHP and youth workers, educators, NGO members etc.
The DARE mobile app
The IO4 is an innovative app especially made for the needs of young PwVHPI that want to explore and be informed about the opportunities of the youth mobilities of Erasmus Plus. The DARE mobile app will be a source of information for young PwVHPI and will also connect them with volunteers around the world and DARE ambassadors. Our aim is the DARE mobile app to become a useful digital tool for young PwVHPI so that they will feel better empowered into participating more in existing or even create future opportunities using Erasmus Plus.
DARE LTTA activity
The DARE LTTA activity is a very important activity that will contribute to the capacity building of the partners and will constitute a valuable contribution to the skills development of the staff members, youth workers, educators, trainers, youth leaders of the partner organization. The DARE LTTA aims to increase the learning impact of direct participants of the partner organizations and engage even more people from each partner by providing additional knowledge and training of high quality, on the themes of the project. The learning results of this activity will be disseminated internally in each organization and their effects will remain even after the completion of the project.