Based on the experience that young people with impairments and chronic health conditions hesitate to apply for international learning mobilities, or their parents and care persons prevent them from doing so, because their special needs may not be met adequately and risk management plans do not exist, and – based on the experience that youth organizations hesitate to invite young people with impairments and chronic health conditions into their international learning mobilities, especially into mixed ability projects, because they consider this being an extra risk and feel that they are not prepared to meet such risks and deal with them adequately, we will develop guidelines and tools/methods for risk assessment, risk management and crisis intervention, especially in such youth mobility projects that include people with impairments and chronic illnesses. The result and long-term impact of this project will be a significant reduction of access barriers to international learning mobilities, especially under Erasmus+ and ESC, by supporting youth organizations to set up risk assessment and risk management plans and communicate them to the target group as means of improved safety in their projects. Thus we want to encourage both, young people and youth organizations to include more young people with impairments and chronic health conditions into international learning mobilities and contribute the the overall aim of an “International Mobility for All”.
This strategic partnership is formed by 8 organizations from 7 countries (Irelang, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Polen, Romania and Turkey), which cover a wide variety of working fields such as sports, non-formal education, arts and therapy, volunteering and more. It is based on the principle “nothing about us without us” and will include people with impairments and chronic health conditions into many of its activities (transnational projects meetings, training course), cooperate with self-organizations of people with impairments and chronic illnesses as well as with care centers for this target group. Results will be presented and kept in the SALTO toolbox as well as on our organizations websites for download through interested individuals or organizations.There will be no copyrights being implemented and no limitations for further use given. We express our wish that the material will be used by other organization for the benefit of equal access of young people with impairments and chronic illnesses to all forms of international learning mobilities