Activism Against Ableism
Fostering political participation and activism of differently abled young citizens
Project Name: Fostering political participation and activism of differently abled young citizens
Priority: KA220-YOU – Cooperation partnerships in youth
Project ID: 2022-1-DE04-KA220-YOU-000087327
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Duration: 01/09/2022 to 31/08/2024
Topics: Promoting active citizenship, young people’s sense of initiative and youth entrepreneurship including social entrepreneurship.
Activism Against Ableism aims to foster social awareness on ableism and the challenges it creates for differently abled people preventing discrimination and fostering inclusion, empower Young European citizens with disability to become socially/politically active, promote their advocacy activism regarding disability policies through collaborative/participatory strategies, train youth workers on these strategies, develop networks to foster awareness and inclusive intervention and influence policymaking in the area.
iserundschmidt GmbH – Germany
- Rightchallenge – Associação – Portugal
- FUTURE IN PERSPECTIVE LIMITED – Ireland
- Exeo Lab Srl – Italy
- SYNTHESIS CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LIMITED – Cyprus
- Connectus M.IKE – Greece
- AYUNTAMIENTO DE QUART DE POBLET – Spain
WP1 Project Management
WP2 Establishment of a European network and National ecosystems
WP3 Methodology to promote the political participation of differently abled young citizens
WP4 Activism Against Ableism” for youth workers
WP5 Promoting “Activism Against Ableism”
CONNECTUS will be responsible for the development of the quality assurance plan which will map out strategies to monitor and assess the quality of project activities and results, ensuring they respond to participants’ needs and so promoting the project’s impact potential under WP1. Connectus has expertise in curricula development for vulnerable populations, digital education tools and project management and so will be the leader of WP4 – Activism Against Ableism for youth workers and will work on creating the Handbook.
Activism Against Ableism will foster social awareness on disability and ableism by supporting Young European citizens with disability to become socially and politically active, promoting their participation and activism regarding disability policies and challenging social, cultural and employment policies that favour ableism – the discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities that favours able bodied people. It also aims to prevent discrimination and to promote the empowerment, civic engagement and political participation of youth, focusing on differently abled young people to contribute to policymaking in this area.