Accessibility Tools

Inclusive Mobility

Project Promoter: Podlaski Sejmik Osób z Niepełnosprawnościami
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 101 480,95 EUR
Partners: Fundacja Centrum Inicjatyw na Rzecz Społeczeństwa
Duration time: 01.11.2022-30.04.2024

The aim of the project is to counteract the exclusion of people with disabilities from full participation in higher education in the area of mobility. Students with disabilities rarely benefit from opportunities to participate in student exchanges and mobility activities under the Erasmus+ Programme. At the same time, participation in such events has a major impact on their independence as well as their personal and professional development. There has been no comprehensive research on this problem in Poland so far, and solutions to support people with disabilities in their mobility are insufficient. As part of the project, we are conducting in-depth research into the support system for students with disabilities concerning participation in student exchanges under the Erasmus+ Programme and the activities of universities in this area. We are building a community of ambassadors for inclusive mobility – people with disabilities studying at universities in the Podlaskie Province. These persons are developing their advocacy competences and planning paths for further development. Together with representatives of universities and NGOs, they co-create the Mobility+ Network and develop an accessibility standard for the Erasmus+ Programme for people with disabilities. The pilot of the standard will be carried out by the Mobility+ Contact Point in one of the Podlaskie universities, which will support two students with disabilities in going to universities abroad. As part of the campaign promoting the idea of inclusive mobility, we are hosting the opening of an open-air photo exhibition entitled The Other Half – from the lives of ambassadors of inclusive mobility and their assistants, and the Independent Living Festival. The project partner is the Foundation Centre for Community Initiatives.