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28. January 2020

Second transnational partner meeting in Berlin: We have big plans for 2020!

At the second partner meeting in Berlin on 16 and 17 January, Stiftung Digitale Chancen welcomed the project partners IASIS NGO from Greece and UCLL from Belgium to its premises.

On the first day of the two-day meeting, the focus was on the development of blended learning training, which is designed to meet the needs of educational professionals working with young people with mild intellectual disabilities. In view of the results of the online survey, the partners decided that the training should primarily convey how pedagogical professionals can apply their knowledge of digital media in their work with young people. In addition to the content of the training, the timing for its development and the subsequent piloting of the blended learning course was defined:
The training is to be developed by the end of March 2020 and then translated into the respective national languages of the partner organisations, so that the piloting of the project can begin at the end of April, after Easter. For the pilot phase the project partners are looking for organisations and institutions that are willing to train their staff in the field. Per partner country at least 10 professionals who work with young people with mild intellectual disabilities are needed.

You are interested? Please contact the project consortium at amedy@digitale-chancen.de.

The first day was rounded off with a bit of German culture: With a walk along the East Side Gallery and a social dinner in a traditional German restaurant in Kreuzberg, day 1 of the partner meeting came to a nice end.

On the second day, the focus was on the "end users" of our project, young people with mild ID, to which our experts from UCLL in Belgium gave an exciting input. The discussion that followed highlighted the importance and urgency of helping these young people in their usage of digital media.

Related to this is the big issue of awareness raising, for which the Greek partners of the project, IASIS, are developing a toolbox containing best practice examples of how to raise awareness and sensitise people to the issue - not only among professionals, but also on the management level and in politics.

Save the Date - Multiplier Event in Brussels on 3 December 2020

In order to achieve this goal, the project consortium is planning a major event in Brussels on 3 December 2020, on the occasion of the International Day for People with Disabilities, which will bring together educational professionals, representatives of umbrella organisations and people with intellectual disabilities. The presentations by experts and reports on experiences from the project are intended to stimulate discussions on the importance of digital media and to focus on the importance of media literacy as a basis for a responsible and reflective approach to digital challenges.