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New Balance
Start date: Aug 1, 2015, End date: Sep 30, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The title of the project – NEW BALANCE Place of the Project – Panevezys special education centre "Sviesa" Target group – intellectually disabled children and Youth from EU. Participating countries: LT, AT, ESP, FR, PT Number of volunteers: 4 Main idea of the project – Let‘s create the challenges, which would be the reason to move forward. Project motto: Let’s do it what you want to do and do it right! Objective of the project – To create environments for open and direct dialogue, collaboration between able and disabled youth, in pursuance of personal, social and professional (vocational) changes. Project’s aims: • To include volunteers in social exclusion reduction activities for people with disabilities. • To develop youth’s civil (citizenship) responsible behavior and approach, providing the opportunity to participate in activities. • To promote self confidence of volunteers and disabled youth. • To make new friends, communicate with them and stay in touch. • To develop collaboration skills of able and disabled youth. • To promote cross-cultural dialogue. • To provide the opportunity to implement various educational activities. • To promote self-expression and self-regulation skills in youth using creative methods. • To include youth who have lower opportunities in the different activities. • To help disabled and youth from social risk groups who have integration in the society problems include themselves in the society. • To acquire the competencies needed for future professional (vocational) activity. • To develop ability to disseminate (spread) gained experiences to peers and society. Methods – learning of communication and collaboration, non formal meetings/discussions, working in group, team work, cognitive s, creative, intercultural methods, practical work, presentations, methods of active learning and evaluation, simulations, games for the integration, alternative communication. Duration of the project: 01-08-2015/30-09-2016 (14 months)

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