Introduction

Second transnational coordination meeting of Rural Independent Life project

Second transnational coordination meeting of Rural Independent Life project

The Rural Independent Life programme continues its development in order to achieve the objective of supporting the independent living of people with disabilities in rural areas in a comprehensive way. The second transnational coordination meeting was held on 4 and 5 October at the University of Aarhus (Denmark) and hosted by the project partner EQuiP.

The tasks related to the management and implementation of the programme were planned, as well as the evaluation of the activities undertaken since the beginning of the project in November 2021 until now. The results of the qualitative study and the publication of the final report were also discussed.

Aspects of the organisation of the transnational training course to be held next February in Madrid were also detailed, where professionals of the programme will learn about: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, independent living plans, the figure of the personal assistant, as well as mentoring methods and communication skills to address people with disabilities in rural areas.

Moreover, the content of the curriculum on independent living and personal assistance developed by Fekoor was introduced, which will be complemented with other materials such as pedagogical videos and other resources that will make up the MOOC that will be created in the programme, and in which professionals of the disability sector and social affairs in rural areas will be able to be trained.

During the meeting, the foundations were laid for the development of the mobile application app4independentlife.

To find out more about this project, please visit the website: www.ruralinlife.eu   

The programme is coordinated by the Provincial Federation of Associations of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities of Seville (COCEMFE Seville) with the participation of the following entities: OZARA doo from Maribor (Slovenia), Gelisim University of Istanbul (Turkey), Istituto dei Sordi di Torino (Pianezza, Italy), FAMMA (Madrid, Spain), FEKOOR (Bilbao, Spain) and Equip, from Aarhus (Denmark), which was the host partner of the meeting. The project is co-funded by Erasmus Plus of the European Union.

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