“All inclusive – Applying Artistic Theatre Methods in Youth Work with Handicapped or Disadvantaged Youth” is a youth exchange inside the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. The project intends to deliver a model for future school-focused activities of our partners. Participating teamers of the youth exchange will learn to design own workshops. They will learn to implement their knowledge as facilitators under the guidance of experienced theatre trainers and put a theatre play on stage with an international youth group that is consisting of impaired and non-impaired youth. Continue reading…
“Empowering young visually impaired to stand up for inclusive policy reforms” (EMVISION) is an Erasmus+, KA-3, structural dialogue project, developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel (ABT). Participants will be actively involved in the implementation of inclusive policy reforms and will represent youth opinion regarding the subject of inclusion of young blind or visually impaired (YBVI). Continue reading…
“Empowering young visually impaired to stand up for inclusive policy reforms” (EMVISION) is an Erasmus+, KA-3, structural dialogue project, developed by Asociatia Babilon Travel (ABT).
EMVISION is raising the voices of young people concerned about the situation of young blind or visually impaired (YBVI) and empowers them to strive to improve inclusive youth policy, dedicated YBVI through a structured dialogue between young people and decision makers/experts in this field. EMVISION is encouraging the involvement of civil society in creating and implementing policies, promoting transnational co-operation, better knowledge of European policies, equipping participants with soft skills such as working in an international environment, designing of actions with impact on decision-making agents power and increasing acceptability of participants to other cultures.
Swim to Live! is a collaborative partnership formed for an Erasmus+ sport project for the year 2017.
Our goals are oriented towards making a habit of regular swimming activities, gaining knowledge for swimming instructors, learning how to promote good practices, influencing local environment for club leaders and as a result, we will launch a certificate of competency – Swim to live license for instructors. Continue reading…
The “Discovering Europe Together” (Descoperim Europa Impreuna) DEI programme is a direct result of the international project “Value the Difference”, coordinated by Babilon Travel NGO and co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ programme. Continue reading…
Babilon Travel Association completes the international project
Value the difference
FUNDED by the Erasmus+ ProGRAMME OF THE European Union
Babilon Travel NGO completes the international project entitled “Value the difference”, project which aims at a better integration in society of the young visually impaired people, both locally and at an international level, through various indoor and outdoor sports practices adapted to their needs.
Babilon Travel NGO is partner and sending organisation in a new Erasmus+ project, Let’s Go Eco Tourism, that will have two main activities (youth exchanges): one in Poland, between 16-25 September, 2016 and one in Slovakia, between 1-8 December, 2016.
The first youth exchange will take place in Murzasichle/Poland and will gather 30 participants from 5 EU countries: Romania, Poland, Slovakia, Germany and Lithuania. Continue reading…
The same location, Akcakoca/Turkey, but a completly diffrent project, Effective Multicultural Team, for which Babilon Travel NGO is acting as sending organisation.
After the suucess of the project Let’s Hug Each Other, that took place also in Akcakoca, our organisation decided to send 3 Romanian participants to the Erasmus+ project Effective Multicultural Team, that will take place between August 26 and September 3, 2016.
There will be 33 participants, age 18+, from seven EU countries: Latvia, Greece, Romania, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia, Macedonia.
SITiDeV: Youth Exchange for Visually Impaired, is a national project that intends to bring together, in May 2016, 6 visually impared/blind young people, 2 non-visually impaired and 4 youth workers, from Tg. Frumos and Cluj-Napoca, for four days. During this period of time the participants will learn to exercise together sport and outdoor activities. Continue reading…
One of the first projects, Babilon Travel NGO is involved in, this year,, is an international project called „Close-Up 2 – Culture Since Rome”. The main activity of the project, a youth exchange, will take place in Beja, Portugal, between 16-24 May, 2016 and will gather youngsters 24 youngster, age 18-25, 6 youth leader, age 18+, and 2 accompanying persons, age 18+, from 6 EU countries: Romania, Portugal, Hungary, Estonia, The Netherlands and Poland. The participants will be a mixed group of visually and non-visually impaired. Continue reading…
The project Value the Difference, financed by the European Union, through the Erasmus+ programme and coordinated by Babilon Travel NGO, has finished the two main activities:
A training course for 24 youth workers, educators and volunteers, from 5 European countries, involved in activities with young disabled people. The training was held in Cluj-Napoca and Muntele Băișoara resort, between November 3-11 2016;
A youth exchange for 40 young people and youth leaders, coming from the same 5 European countries, România, Polonia, Belgia, Grecia și Italia, youth exchange ment to let some of the youth workers, trained during the training course, to practice their gained and developed competences, regarding adaptive sport and outdoor activities, used as tools of inclusion for young disabled people. The youth exchange took place in Poronin/Poland, in a wonderful mountain region (Tatra), between January 16-23, 2016.
In these two main activities, there were directly involved, as participants, 19 blind and visually impaired young people. Through the activities held at the Special High School for Visually Impaired Cluj-Napoca, the project also involved many blind/visually impaired students and teachers of this institution.
The porpose of this article is to review how the project Value the Difference and its main activities were present in the national and international media. Continue reading…
Babilon Travel NGO has launched the second part of the project
Value the Difference
project funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Babilon Travel NGO has launched the second part of the project Value the Difference, a multi-activity project designed to promote integration (both locally and internationally) of visually impaired young people through sport and outdoor activities tailored to their needs. Continue reading…
Babilon Travel NGO, at the end of 2015, in numbers:
• 8 international projects;
• 1 local project;
• 9 countries directly involved;
• 22 young people and youth workers, visually and non-visually impaired, sent to 6 European countries on training and youth exchanges;
• 82 visually impaired/blind young people guided through the historical center of the treasure city of Cluj;
• 18 people, from 4 EU countries brought to Cluj for training;
• 8 times present on local and national tv channels (about 90 minutes on air);
• 4 times present on local radio stations;
• … articles on- and off-line
• 8 volunteers.
At the end of November 2015, Babilon Travel NGO finalized the local project Terra Cognita: The Historical Center of Cluj-Napoca, Made Accessible for Blind Young People, project financed by the Municipality of Cluj-Napoca.
We present here pictures taken during the main activities of the project, held in the historical center of the city of Cluj and at the Special High School for Visually Impaired Cluj-Napoca. See the intire album
The study visit, as main activity of the Erasmus+ project Europe of Culture, where Babilon Travel NGO was partner, held in Moldova in Chisinau and other places with a rich cultural and historical heritage, took place between 19 to 27 May 2015.
33 youth workers, trainers, youth leaders, project managers from Romania, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine, attended the event.
The local project “Terra Cognita: The Historical Center of Cluj-Napoca Accessible to Blind Young People” is developed and coordinated by Babilon Travel NGO and funded by the Municipality and Local Council of the city of Cluj-Napoca, and covers the period 30 March to 30 November 2015.
Terra Cognita is a natural follow-up of the project “Terra Mirabilis: Tourist Tracks for Visually Impaired Young People” implemented in 2014. The project aims to document and promote a pilot tourist route in the historic center of Cluj, adapted to the needs of young blind people from Romania and abroad.
Babilon Travel NGO, continuing the Terra Mirabilis local project, organized a major event: 55 visually impaired and blind young people, from all over Romania, visited the historic center of Cluj-Napoca.Continue reading…
The project “Volunteering as a Tool for Inclusion” started in the fall of 2013. The partners from 8 EU countries, Romania, Latvia, Hungary, Italy, Denmark, Slovakia, Croatia and Ireland. Representing volunteer centers and organizations involving volunteers and developing resource efficiency through volunteer involvement. The overall objective of the project is to increase in the partner countries the social inclusion of disadvantaged or marginalized groups, through their involvement in volunteering, and to share experiences and good practices.
The local project “Terra Mirabilis: Tourist Trails for Visually Impaired Young People”, developed by Babilon Travel NGO and funded by the City Hall and the City Council Cluj-Napoca, comes to an end. Continue reading…
Babilon Travel NGO completed the project Terra Mirabilis, a local project that aims to create a tourist trail for the blind or visually impaired in the historical center of Cluj-Napoca. Continue reading →
CONNECTOR creates an interactive “happening” for hundreds of people from all over Europe, people for whom non-formal learning is the natural choice which completes and supports formal education. View the entire album…
European youth workers need to be given the possibility to share best practices on the recognition of non-formal education. Therefore the training course “Recognition of Non-Formal Education”, held in Weimar/Germany, between October 10-16, 2014, focused on the exchange of tools and instruments used in different European countries, to further develop a common strategy to be implemented on the local, national and European level. View the album…
This training course takes place in Urdd Glan Llyn, Wales, United Kingdom, between 15-22 December 2014 and aims to highlight how to engage with blind and visually impaired young people and support them to get involved into regular international youth activity. We invite participants (over 18 years old) from Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania and the UK.Continue reading →
Babilon Travel NGO completed the first part of the project Terra Mirabilis, a local project that aims to create a tourist trail for the blind or visually impaired in the historical center of Cluj-Napoca. Continue reading →
The name of this seminar represents the entire idea – to motivate (“appetite”) people to expand their activities internationally! The idea for ‘Appetiser’ was born in 2004, where the need for new beneficiaries in the EU “Youth” programme (now ‘Youth in Action’, soon ‘Erasmus+ | Youth in Action’) was expressed. We thought that there are many youth leaders and youth workers around Europe, who organise great activities for young people in their town or in their country, but they do not spread their ideas at European level. Thus “Appetiser” is nothing more than a space for these people to meet, share their experiences, gain knowledge and confidence to organise international projects. View the album…
The local project Terra Mirabilis will take place in the city of Cluj, between April 7 and November 30, 2014. Though it has a local character, the project has a national and international follow-up. In this regard, the main objectives of Terra Mirabilis support the programmes “Cluj-Napoca: European Youth Capital 2015” and also the project “Cluj-Napoca: European Capital of Culture 2021”. Read more…
This course took place in Burnley/UK, between 9-16 March, 2014. It was designed to explore the theory of reflective practice in youth work from an UK perspective. The UK has over 60 years history of professional youth work which this course intended and succeeded to highlight. This course was open to 30 participants based in Estonia, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Turkey and the UK. See the pictures…