Summary of the project

What are the aims of the project ?

Following on from previous work on the social participation of disabled people, the partners of GIFFOCH together with the French Department Ille et Vilaine umbrella organization for Disability Persons Associations, le Collectif Handicap 35, have submitted a training project for adults  to the European programme Erasmus + 20016 for funding. Success!

Using a participatory approach we aim to design leadership training for representatives of Disability Persons Organisations in line with their wishes.

What are we going to do exactly?

Our partnership will construct a digital and collaborative virtual learning environment which respects universal norms for accessibility thus addressing the lack of accessible training for disabled people. This is in line with the spirit of the 2010-2020 European strategy and the United Nations Convention on the rights of disabled persons.

Concretely speaking the project partnership has at its disposal funding support over three years to develop an “E-learning platform with accessible and free of charge training modules. A methodological guide will also be drafted in order to help others who may also wish to design similar collaborative and accessible digital learning spaces.

Who is involved in the project partnership?

The project ParticipaTIC is being led by the EHESP School of Public Health (France) in partnership with 8 other organisations working in the field of disability training or the DPO field: LIST  [These comprise  different  Non-Governmental Organisations and associations, paramedical  training schools  and universities  from Belgium, France  and Switzerland together with a consultancy company from Romania] , namely Gravir asbl  ; Haute École Libre de Brussels;  Haute École Louvain en Hainaut (Belgium) ; Institut de Formation en Pédicurie-Podologie, Ergothérapie, Masso-Kinésithérapie ; Collectif Handicap 35 ; Fédération Handicap International ; Université Catholique de Lille (France) ; SSEO Technical Assistance (Romania), and ASA Handicap Mental.