DARE: DisAble the barRiErs

DARE: DisAble the barRiErs is a 24-month Erasmus+ strategic partnership project that aims to empower youth organizations and youth workers into implementing more inclusive youth mobility projects for young people with visual, hearing, physical impairments through four innovative products.

These innovative products are:

DARE Practical Guide for Inclusion;

With this guide, we address youth workers, facilitators and everyone interested in the topic of inclusion in the context of international youth exchanges. We are sharing practical advice, ideas and insights to inspire more inclusive international youth work and to engage more young people with disabilities into this kind of activities.

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A DARE digital storytelling handbook of empowerment that will be designed for young people with visual, hearing, physical impairments that wish to become DARE ambassadors;

A Truth and DARE e-learning platform especially designed to connect youth workers, trainers, educators, NGO members, training centers directly with young people with visual, hearing or physical impairments. The aim to provide a communication and e-learning space for the above groups and improve and increase the mobility opportunities for young people with visual, hearing, and physical impairments;

A DARE mobile app especially designed for the needs of young people with visual, hearing, physical impairments who want to explore and be informed about the mobility opportunities offered by the Erasmus+ Programme.

Objectives of the project:

  • to support the capacity building of youth workers and youth organisations in implementing high quality youth mobility inclusive projects involving young people with visual, hearing, and physical impairments;
  • to open up youth work to cross-sectorial cooperation allowing greater synergies across fields of social inclusion actions concerning young people with visual, hearing, and physical impairments;
  • to foster volunteering among young people and increase the peer support from young people towards young people with visual, hearing, physical impairments;
  • to foster social inclusion of young people with visual, hearing, and physical impairments, taking into account the underlying European values by making organisations, youth NGOs that carry out mobility programmes more accessible to them;
  • to increase the level of active participation of young people with visual, hearing, and physical impairments to local and EU level through raising awareness about Erasmus+ Youth Mobility Projects and increasing their participation number in those projects.

Target group and project time frame

DARE project’s target groups are youth workers, youth organisations, trainers, educators, youth leaders, young people and young people with visual, hearing, and physical impairments.

The project started on 15th February 2019 and will end on 14th February 2021.