What: Training Course “Open”
When: 04 – 10.06.2018
Where: Sofia, Bulgaria.
Host Organisation: National Association of Resource Teachers, Bulgaria (NART)
Context/background of project OPEN
Our project combines the efforts of 5 youth NGOs and 1 umbrella organisation from 5 countries (BG,
IT, MK, RO and SI) on crosssectoral level (youth and school education) in developing the first online
platform (OPEN platform) for validating good practices in youth work that can be applied to 5 groups
of youth learners with special needs: Autism, Visual and Hearing Impairments, Dyslexia, Physical
Difficulties. These are the most common types of learning difficulties, acknowledged on national and
European level. More and more youth work needs to address these challenges young people face.
However, youth workers across EU do not have always the necessary instruments and know-how. Our
project will explore a possible solution to this challenge by linking special needs education specialists
and youth workers in our partner countries and across Europe through the innovative OPEN platform.
Our cross-country review of current situation in partner countries (BG, RO, SI, MK and IT) confirmed
that to a large extent young people in the age group of 13-18, suffering from any of the above forms of
learning difficulties study with the support of education professionals (e.g., resource teachers), usually
stationed either within mainstream school education institutions and/or separate special needs
centres. Along with majority of public supported education services, some youth prefer to use the
services of private training providers.
Objective of the training:
Exchange of working methods for social inclusion of youths with different types of disparities
Understanding the process of inclusion/Addressing barriers to participation, learning and resources
Designing lessons and activities to support increasing diversity in contemporary classrooms
(e.g. adaptations to ensure access to curricula, differentiated activities, alternative assessment
Using AT and adapted tools to support all learners in inclusive settings;
Profile of participants:
Youth workers working with young people.
If you are interested to apply, fill in this application form and submit it.
!!Only the selected participants will be contacted!!
Deadline for applications: 15th May, 2018.
The costs for food, accommodation, training materials are covered by the hosting organization. The travel costs to the venue are being fully reimbursed.
Participation fee for CYA Krik: 600 MKD
For any additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.