Fostering mobility of students with disabilities

5 Participating countries:
Start: 01/11/2010
Project Reference: 177193-LLP-1-2010-1-BE-ERASMUS-EAM
Part of :

Education and training\Life long learning (2007-2013)\ERASMUS\Accompanying measures

Summary

According to the data from the EC, during the academic year 2006/07 over 140 disabled students participated in Erasmus (LLP/NA/ERA/19/08rev). This represents 0.09 pc of all Erasmus students. Although an increase compared to the previous years has been observed, the number is still exceptionally low.
Interested organisations are propose a project that will enable students with disabilities to participate more fully in exchange programmes. The idea is to stimulate the mobility of students with disabilities by organising site visits to the five European universities. The visits will be organised by the partner universities with the cooperation and involvement of the 'ExchangeAbility Ambassadors' (students with disabilities) from both welcoming and sending universities.
A group consisted of ExchangeAbility Ambassadors, university teachers/officials, former Erasmus students and other stakeholders will promote their home institution in terms of exchange programmes, stressing especially the opportunities and possibilities for the mobility of students with disabilities at their home university and city. The visits will be combined with the preparation of an awareness raising campaign on the needs of young persons with disabilities and their inclusion in the EHEA mobility flows. During each of the visits audiovisual material will be recorded in order to compile an eye-catching video summarising the whole project and providing information on the accesibility of each university and on the obstacles disabled students may encounter while studying in a particular city. As one of the outputs a blog connected to the social media will be created to collect the experiences of the ExchangeAbility Ambassadors after their stay abroad.
Through participation and involvement in the different stages, students with disabilities will have the opportunity to experience the international and intercultural atmosphere associated with the exchange programmes, and to become 'ExchangeAbility Ambassadors' at their local environment and among their peers. The project is also a way of raising awareness among students and university officials and academics in the field of equal opportunities and inclusive education. The nature of the outcomes will allow a strong impact on a wider public and a multiplying effect: students with disabilities, universities, city representatives, partner institutions, national and international organisations and other stakeholders.

Results

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Final Report document


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Partners

ERASMUSHOGESCHOOL BRUSSEL
Nijverheeidskaai, 170 1070 BRUSSELS
TALLINN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Ehitajate tee 5 19086 TALLINN
EOTVOS LORAND UNIVERSITY
Eyetem tér 1-3 1053 BUDAPEST
COMENIUS UNIVERSITY IN BRATISLAVA
Safarikovo 6 81806 BRATISLAVA 16
ERASMUS STUDENT NETWORK AISBL
Rue Hydraulique 15 1210 BRUXELLES
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
University House A.G Leventis, P.O. Box 20537 1678 NICOSIA
+357 22894022

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