Selbstbestimmt Leben Österreich
Interessenvertretung der Selbstbestimmt-Leben-Initiativen Österreichs
We are glad to inform you, that international training course in Austria "SKILLS FOR POWER" is approved. :)
The international training course "SKILLS FOR POWER" will take place in Graz, Austria from 9th - 16th of October, 2005. And there will participate 15 young people from Austria, Latvia, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia and Romania. The language of training course is English.
Independent Living is about choice, control and equal opportunities. Throughout history disabled people were neglected, oppressed and discriminated against. They were taught, they are poor, are not able to do anything and have no rights. Not to talk about that their lives are still at stake thinking about the discussion on Euthanasia. Most disabled people are not aware of their skills, think, they got no rights and so on. Also they are as a group and as individual disadvantaged in and by society. To change the situation just a bit and to make ways free for more independence, disabled people should be aware of their skills, proud about themselves. Therefore it needs a training course for the Independent Living Skills. Through this training course we would like to show young disabled people, that there is this possibility to be in charge of their own life and it is possible to do the things they want to do, to be involved in society more than they are right now. Through this training course young disabled people would understand, that they have a lot of possibilities to do lot of things by themselves. And one of those possibilities are EU YOUTH programme as the priority for YOUTH programme is people with less opportunities (as disabled people are disadvantaged part of society). In general this training course will be focused on Independent Living skills and EU YOUTH programme to have possibility to make contacts for future corporation and get to know something more about EU YOUTH programme.
Throughout the course we will try to meet the needs of the participants. This means there will be accessible accomodation, as accessible as it is possible. We also take care about needs of the participants and all methods will be rearranged if it is necessary to meet that needs.
INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS :
to participate in training course you should know English in level, that you can be totally involved in all training course (we will call to check it out before the training course),
you should be in age from 18 - 30,
participants should reserve the cheapest possible flight or train to Graz and back and let to know the price of travel costs, arrival and departue time till 25th of September. 100% travel costs will be refunded during the training course.
the organisers will pick up you at Graz Airport or Graz Main train station (Graz Hauptbanhof) according to given arrival times,
dont forget to make the travel insurance. Participants from EU countries also should make European Health Insurance card (or E 111 form),
before coming, you should do some homeworks. First task is to make report about situation for you as a disabled person. The second task is to make report about disability politics in your country (accessibility, education, housing, personal assistance, technical aids, work situation etc.). The more concrete questions about those topics will be sent to you in following days,
during the training course there will be possibility to make future coorporation between participating organizations. So, feel free to bring with you the information about your organization,
dont forget to put in your laguage warm clothes and clothes for rain, because you never know, what weather you can expect (but we will inform about apr. weather forecast 3 days before training course) and be ready to go out,
put also in your laguage a picture of you, your favourite music and games you would like to share with other participants,
during the training course participants will be accomondated in hotel (there will be 5 rooms with 3 beds in every room),
if you want to discover Graz before coming, can check out www.graztourism.at, but information about accessibility and tourism possibilities will be prepared on arrival,
not forget to take with you good mood and willing to participate in all activities!!!
You also can phone to us:
Inga - 00371 9446812
Wolfgang - 0043 650 5316867
With hope to meet us soon,