DISEMEX + EAST
- On July 5, 2019, INTAMT launched a new project DISEMEX + East to promote the professional inclusion of people with disabilities. The project is co-funded by the German Foreign Office as part of the program to expand cooperation with civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, and is a consortium extension to the EU project DISEMEX, which has been running since 01.09.2018. The aim of both projects is to share best practice examples to communicate and exchange innovative solutions for the integration of people with disabilities in the primary labor market, promote economic participation and thus the low-threshold strengthening of human rights and human dignity from below.
The additional designation “East” refers to the countries of the Eastern Partnership of the EU plus Russia and includes 9 organizations from 6 countries (Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia). The treatment of people with disabilities in Eastern European and South Caucasian regions and Russia, especially as a post-Soviet legacy, often differs significantly from most Western countries, but positive changes are increasing and the increased idea of inclusion is taking hold everywhere. At this time, CSOs and entrepreneurs are accordingly facing a more complex set of challenges, leading to pragmatic and innovative solutions. From this, we expect additional insights and perspectives that we would not be able to gain in the EU.
In the course of the project INTAMT organizes a 3-day learning and exchange event series in Düsseldorf. The highlight of the program will be the international conference “Strengthening Inclusion Together”, which will take place on September 19 in the CCD Süd (hall of Messe Düsseldorf) as part of Rehacare International 2019, where project participants will present international experiences from respective countries and address practical aspects and potential for improvement. In this way, the circle of directly involved persons will be expanded and thus competencies of a larger environment in the field of working strategies, entrepreneurship and networking with other actors in the inclusion topic field will be strengthened.
In addition, INTAMT organizes a series of company visits so that the guests can see with their own eyes how inclusion actually stands among companies in Germany, using the North Rhine region as an example.
In the further course of the DISEMEX + East project, four more events will also be organized in the partner countries (the exact dates or locations will be published soon):
to stimulate an international exchange on best practices in the field of professional inclusion.
In addition to INTAMT Academy, which acts as the project coordinator, there are other 9 project partners:
On July 5, 2019, INTAMT launched a new project DISEMEX + East to promote the professional inclusion of people with disabilities. The project is co-funded by the German Foreign Office as part of the program to expand cooperation with civil society in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia, and is a consortium extension to the EU project DISEMEX, which has been running since 01.09.2018. The aim of both projects is to share best practice examples to communicate and exchange innovative solutions for the integration of people with disabilities in the primary labor market, promote economic participation and thus the low-threshold strengthening of human rights and human dignity from below.
Founded in 1997, the NGO deals with the sustainable improvement of comprehensive social rehabilitation of paraplegics and promotion of barrier-free environment for wheelchair users. In this regard, the focus is on both infrastructure and assistance in the context of vocational integration. In recent years, the NGO has been able to implement a large number of projects, especially in the creation of counseling and support services for its clientele.
The crowdfunded charitable foundation started its activity in 2018 and since then has been managing several projects in the field of social inclusion of people with different types of disabilities (such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal muscular atrophy, polio, multiple sclerosis).
- Association “Anika” (Georgia)
Starting with school inclusion, since 2017 the NGO has been increasingly dedicated to promoting the professional integration of people with disabilities. The preliminary result of the activity is the job creation for 25 people with disabilities.
Founded in 2010, the NGO supports young people with disabilities in Moldova. Special focus is on social change in the sense of the “Agent of Change” model, i.e. the involvement of experts (operators of change) who ensure the constructive bringing about of innovations or changes in the field of social inclusion.
- Everland “Room for Equal Opportunities” (Russia)
Founded in 2014, the NGO carries out an ambitious project to create a common space for the people with disabilities to promote equal opportunities in the social, professional and entrepreneurial fields. The project has developed a digital teaching platform that allows offering adapted blended learning courses in specialties such as design, content, web development, internet marketing and law.
- Organisation “White Cane” (Russia)
Founded in 2010, the NGO is committed to the social and societal participation of people with disabilities, with a focus on people with visual impairments. The focus of the association’s activities is on consulting at various levels (authorities, companies) and the targeted promotion of the skills of those affected. Among other things, the association maintains a blind / physically disabled sailing team.
Founded in 2001, today the organization brings together more than 120 NGOs from different regions of Ukraine with the aim of protecting people with disabilities, promoting inclusion and rehabilitation, and setting a relevant policy agenda. In the field of inclusive education, NAIU has the Inclusive Resource Center (IRC), where special educational support is provided for children between 2 and 18 years of age.
Founded in 1997, the NGO unites people with disabilities and aims to overcome their isolation and help them participate equally in community life.
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