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Mind Inclusion 2.0 project has started!

Between 12th and 14th December 2018, the consortium of partners of Mind Inclusion project gathered in Sandrigo (IT) for the first coordination meeting.

Mind Inclusion 2.0 is an Erasmus+ funded project that aims at fostering the competencies of educators of Intellectually Disabled People (IDP) across Europe and at promoting the participative co-creation, and use, of an innovative web platform, which will contribute to the sustainable and inclusive involvement of disabled people in the society. It leverages on the previous Italian experience of and expand it.

Through the new platform IDP will be able to review public places/spaces that are keen and sensitive to their needs. At the same time, it will stimulate a process at community level, rising awareness and promoting inclusiveness. IDP and the professionals taking care of them will receive trainings and produce guidelines on the innovative co-creation methodology that the consortium will use to develop the platform, based on users contribution and IDP-friendly digital technology. Furthermore, they will be trained on the facilitation of community processes for the creation of more inclusive societies.

The leading partner Margherita Società Cooperativa Sociale ONLUS, an Italian social Cooperative with a long history and experience. Among the project partners, besides ALDA, there are Polibienestar, a Spanish research institute of Valencia University, Fundación INTRAS, a Spanish social enterprise and research institute on health care, Viltis, the main Lithuanian association gathering IDP Lithuanian civil society organisations, SocialIT Software e Consulting, Italian ICT business in the social and health care sector.

The partners got to know each other, agreed on the agenda for the next 2 years and developed a shared vision of the methodologies, trainings and guidelines that will be developed throughout the project. Partners also met the external evaluator of the project and received suggestions and recommendations on how to ensure an effective, efficient and impactful project.

Further than this, the kick off was the occasion for the partners to discover the diurnal centre where Cooperativa Margherita hosts disable people and train their autonomy through recreational activities, working occasions and emotional support.

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