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Project 1

Project Date: 2018 - 2019

Key Action 3 (KA3):
- Support For Policy Reform

ID: 2018-1-IE01-KA347-038720

Erasmus+ Youth dialogue project

The Right to Decide: Phase 1
Making Equality the Policy

In June 2018, we began our Erasmus+ Youth Dialogue project called ‘The Rights to Decide – Making Equality Our Policy’.

The Rights to Decide gives an inclusive and comprehensive overview of Human Rights, Advocacy, Safeguarding Rights, Policy and how they affect us. We plan to partner with the National Youth Council on their structured dialogue programme Young Voices.

This will give an opportunity for young people with and without disabilities to engage in a dialogue around rights and their ability to effect change locally.

The Right to Decide: Phase 1
Making Equality the Policy

Stakeholder Feedback

In June 2018, we began our Erasmus+ Youth Dialogue project called ‘The Rights to Decide – Making Equality Our Policy’.

The project came about after Ireland was the last country in Europe to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The project consisted of advocacy workshops and meetings with local decision makers.

Activity:

Initial Focus Group

 

Number per week per student:

There will minimum 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.

 

Duration:

The initial focus group will last approximately 2 hours and then the evaluation and feedback session will be broken down into a further 2-hour session

 

Timetabled:

10am- 12pm Focus Group
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 2 pm – Evaluation
2-3pm Feedback

 

Group Size:

25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability. There will be 10 staff members to help facilitate the focus group. There will also be the programme facilitators 2-3 per event

 

Audio Visual Facilities:

The focus group will be held with the interactive projector and there will also be a Lamh & ISL practitioner available for hearing impaired & nonverbal students.

 

Venue & Room Suitability: This activity will take place in the life skills room in Training and Development in CRC.

 

Special Requirements for Timetabling:

There will be time and staff allocated for personal care and feeding needs

 

Staff for this Activity:

Select which staff member is teaching this activity Staff from all programmes across training will be Facilitating this focus group. 10 staff and 2 facilitators

Activity:

First Meeting of the Project in a local community setting.

 

Number per week per student:
There will minimum 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.

 

Duration:
This Meeting should last 3 hrs with a 30-minute break for personal care needs.

 

Timetabled:
11am – 12pm Meet and Greet (recap from initial meeting)
12pm – 12.30 pm Break
1pm – 2 pm – Planning for the project.

 

Group Size
25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability. There will be 10 staff members to help facilitate the focus group. There will also be the programme facilitators 2-3 per event

 

Audio Visual Facilities:
There will also be a Lamh & ISL practitioner available for hearing impaired & nonverbal students.

 

Venue & Room Suitability:
The Meeting will be held in the main hall, St Bridget’s Community Centre in Killester Dublin 3

 

Special Requirements for Timetabling:
There will be time and staff allocated for personal care and feeding needs

 

Staff for this Activity:
Select which staff member is teaching this activity Staff from all programmes across training will be facilitating this focus group.
10 staff and 2 Facilitators

Activity:

Advocacy Class (Workshop)

 

Number per week per student:
There will minimum 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.

 

Duration:
This Work Shop should last 4 hrs with a 1h break for personal care needs / lunch.

 

Timetabled:
11am- 12pm- Introduction to Advocacy
12pm – 1pm Break
1pm – 2 pm –Group work on Advocacy
2pm – 3pm Feedback and recap on Advocacy

 

Group Size:
25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability. There will be 10 staff members to help facilitate the focus group. There will also be the programme facilitators 2-3 per event

 

Audio Visual Facilities:
There will also be a Lamh & ISL practitioner available for hearing impaired & nonverbal students. There will be an interactive projector and worksheet activities.

 

Venue & Room Suitability:
This activity will take place in the life skills room in Training and Development in CRC

 

Special Requirements for Timetabling:
There will be time and staff allocated for personal care and feeding needs

 

Staff for this Activity:
Select which staff member is teaching this activity Staff from all programmes across training will be facilitating this focus group.
10 staff and 2 Facilitators

Activity  Human Rights (Workshop)
Number per week per student   There will minimum 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.
Duration This Meeting should last 4 hrs with a 1h break for personal care needs / lunch.
Timetabled 11am- 12pm-  Introduction to Human Rights 12pm – 1pm Break 1pm – 2 pm –Know your Rights UNCRPD 2pm – 3pm Feedback and recap on Human Rights
Group Size 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.  There will be 10 staff members to help facilitate the focus group.  There will also be the programme facilitators 2-3 per event
Audio Visual Facilities There will also be a Lamh & ISL practitioner available for hearing impaired & nonverbal students.  There will be an interactive projector and worksheet activities.
Venue & Room Suitability This activity will take place in the life skills room in Training and Development in CRC.
Special Requirements for Timetabling There will be time and staff allocated for personal care and feeding needs.
Staff for this Activity Select which staff member is teaching this activity. Staff from all programmes across training will be facilitating this focus group. 10 staff and 2 Facilitators.

Activity:

Safeguarding Your Rights (Workshop)

 

Number per week per student:

There will minimum 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.

 

Duration:

This Meeting should last 4 hrs with a 1h break for personal care needs / lunch.

 

Timetabled:

11am- 12pm- What is Safeguarding
12pm – 1pm Break
1pm – 2 pm – Safeguarding Your Rights
2pm – 3pm Feedback and recap on Safeguarding

 

Group Size:

25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability. There will be 10 staff members to help facilitate the focus group. There will also be the programme facilitators 2-3 per event

 

Audio Visual Facilities:

There will also be a Lamh & ISL practitioner available for hearing impaired & nonverbal students. There will be an interactive projector and worksheet activities.

 

Venue & Room Suitability:

This activity will take place in the life skills room in Training and Development in CRC

 

Special Requirements for Timetabling:

There will be time and staff allocated for personal care and feeding needs

 

Staff for this Activity:

Select which staff member is teaching this activity Staff from all programmes across training will be facilitating this focus group.
10 staff and 2 Facilitators

Activity:

Right to Decide (Workshop)

 

Number per week per student:

There will minimum 25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability.

 

Duration:

This Meeting should last 4 hrs with a 1h break for personal care needs / lunch.

 

Timetabled:

11am- 12pm- Recapping on your Rights
12pm – 1pm Break
1pm – 2 pm – Right to Decide activity
2pm – 3pm Feedback and recap on your right to decide.

 

Group Size:

25 students participating each with a varying diagnosis of a physical and or an intellectual disability. There will be 10 staff members to help facilitate the focus group. There will also be the programme facilitators 2-3 per event

 

Audio Visual Facilities:

There will also be a Lamh & ISL practitioner available for hearing impaired & nonverbal students. There will be an interactive projector and worksheet activities.

 

Venue & Room Suitability:

This activity will take place in the life skills room in Training and Development in CRC

 

Special Requirements for Timetabling:

There will be time and staff allocated for personal care and feeding needs

 

Staff for this Activity:

Select which staff member is teaching this activity Staff from all programmes across training will be facilitating this focus group.
10 staff and 2 Facilitators

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Social Media Dissemination
We used Facebook and Twitter as our social media platforms to successfully connect and share our experience from the work completed in all our Erasmus+ activities.

This allowed us to build up a network of organisations with similar interests who in turn were inspired by our work and in many cases, requested to join in on our campaigns.
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Project 2

Project Date: 2019-2021

Youth, Key Action 3 (KA347):
- Dialogue between young people and policy makers

ID: 2019-2-IE01-KA347-051627

Project Acronym: R2D2

The Right to Decide: Phase 2
Making Equality the Policy

With the launch of Phase 2 in October 2019, we continued to build on the success with the goals achieved from Phase 1 of our Erasmus+ Youth Dialogue project called ‘The Right to Decide – Making Equality Our Policy.’

It is these young people that are at the core of R2D2. The purpose of the project is for young people whose lived reality is encountering the obstacles to engage with the political sphere from a youth led perspective.

Preliminary research from Phase 1 shows that young people with disabilities have a huge appetite, energy, and passion for change in matters that directly affect them and their peers.

The Right to Decide: Phase 2
Making Equality the Policy

Stakeholder Feedback

The ‘Rights to Decide – Phase 2: Making Equality Your Policy’ (R2D2) project is an innovative extension of structured dialogue between young people with a physical and intellectual disability (ID) and policy and decision makers instigated by the Rights to Decide Project (Phase 1) which commenced in 2018.

This is a youth designed, youth organized, and youth led project. R2D2 will enable young people with disabilities to become leaders in advocacy for human rights for persons with disabilities and engagement with local and national policy.

It is envisaged that the starting of this dialogue led process will, in turn, support young people to sustain that change on both a personal and political level into the future.

Theme: Human Rights

Date: 8th October 2019

Location: Cusack Suite, Croke Park

 

Theme: Empowerment Workshop

Date: 10th December 2019

Location: Croke Park

 

Theme: Safeguarding Workshop

Date: 11th February 2020

Location: Great Hall, Clontarf Castle Hotel

 

 

*CANCELLED DUE TO COVID* Activity 4

Theme: What They Should Have Taught Us in School!

Date: 7th April 2020

Location: Clontarf Castle Hotel

Theme: The Affect of Covid on People with Disabilities

Date: 6th October 2020

Location: Virtual/CRC T&DC

Link: The Affect of Covid on People with Disabilities

 

Theme: What they should have taught us in school!

Date: 3rd December 2020 

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: What they should have taught us in school!

 

Theme: Wellbeing Day

Date: 19th January 2021

Location: Virtual/CRC T&DC

Link: Wellbeing Day

 

Theme: Making Equality Our Policy

Date: 16th February 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: Equality Conference

 

Theme: All Aboard in Moving Forward

Date: 16th March 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: Erasmus+ Activity 8

 

Video Media Gallery
Social Media Dissemination
We used Facebook and Twitter as our social media platforms to successfully connect and share our experience from the work completed in all our Erasmus+ activities.

This allowed us to build up a network of organisations with similar interests who in turn were inspired by our work and in many cases, requested to join in on our campaigns.
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Project 3

Project Date: 2021 - 2022

Youth, Key Action 3 (KA347):
- Dialogue between young people and policy makers

KA347 - Dialogue between young people and policy makers

Levelling the Playing Field:
Wayfinding & dialogue in the local community using digital tools.

Commencing in April 2021, for this Erasmus+ Project you will learn how to use digital tools to help map out your own local community and how to link in with these services.

Levelling the Playing Field:
Wayfinding & dialogue in the local community using digital tools.

Stakeholder Feedback

This project has been conceived to bring together two needs that exist for CRC clients: the need to learn how to use technology to access the internet, and the need to orient themselves in their local community to become active citizens.

These aims come together to advance an ongoing objective of the CRC: ensuring that the voices of people with disabilities are heard in the community, in a dialogue with local stakeholders and decision makers.

In order to effectively engage in this dialogue, CRC clients must be able to effectively access the appropriate venues and locations both online and in the community.

Theme: WayFinding Project Launch

Date: 20th April 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: Launch of the WayFinding Project

 

Theme: Digital Tools

Date: 13th July 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Theme: Scavenger Hunt

Date: 21st September 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: Scavenger Hunt Erasmus+ Activity

 

Theme: Make Way Day

Date: 24th September 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: Make Way Day Erasmus+ Activity

Theme: Government Bodies

Date: 9th November, 2021

Location: Virtual / CRC T&DC

Link: Government Bodies

 

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Social Media Dissemination
We used Facebook and Twitter as our social media platforms to successfully connect and share our experience from the work completed in all our Erasmus+ activities.

This allowed us to build up a network of organisations with similar interests who in turn were inspired by our work and in many cases, requested to join in on our campaigns.
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Completed Project

The Right to Decide: Phase 2
Making Equality the Policy

Activity 1: 18 Oct 2019
Activity 1: 18 Oct 2019

Human Rights

The aim is to provide awareness training for people with disabilities who access disability services , using a participatory approach to gather their views on what more can be done to respect rights and to support decision-making.
Activity 2: 11 Feb 2020
Activity 2: 11 Feb 2020

Safeguarding Workshop

Following on from our last Human Rights Erasmus+ Activity, we will now turn our attention at all aspects of Safeguarding. What is it? How can it effect me? How can it effect other people?

The local community Gardai will be coming along to share their advise and give practical tips on this matter. Later on we will hear from all the designated safeguarding officers from the CRC.
Activity 3: 10 Dec 2020
Activity 3: 10 Dec 2020

Empowerment Workshop

Empowerment is about inclusion, about being included in local issues and services that affect you. It is about getting your voice heard where it most matters and has maximum impact.

It is about not being forgotten and brushed under the carpet. It is about making decision makers understand your needs in the local community. It is about celebrating diversity and not being ignored because of your differences. It is about your and your right to be treated equally, whatever your local needs.
Activity 4: 6 Oct 2020
Activity 4: 6 Oct 2020

The Affect of Covid on People with Disabilities

Covid-19 has had a big impact on the lives of people living with a disability in Ireland. For this Erasmus+ project, we will look at how this virus has affected young adults in Training & Development. This Erasmus+ Project will be delivered online.  

Colm Quearney from Fighting Words will be joining us on the day to help with story and character building. We will revisit the lives of the 6 Erasmus+ characters that we created before. With your participation, we will examine how these individuals could improve their situation in gaining access to support services during this pandemic.

We are all in this together!
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Activity 5: 3 Dec 2020
Activity 5: 3 Dec 2020

What they should have taught us in school!

There’s certainly a few essential life skills that schools don’t cover, that would’ve been helpful to learn as a teenager rather than suddenly being plunged into the adult world and figuring it all out alone.
 
For this Erasmus+ event, we want to hear your views on this and to draw up a list of topics that should have been taught at school with a focus on disability. With your support and input, we hope to develop some resources like a handbook to may assist others in the future. 
 
There was a lot of things that were not covered in school like mental health, disability, well-being and financial advise. These are some of the things that we could have all benefitted from learning about in our school years.
 
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Activity 6: 19 Jan 2021
Activity 6: 19 Jan 2021

Wellbeing Day

Taking the time to look after ourselves during this pandemic is extremely important. For this Erasmus+ Wellness Day, we will explore the benefits of daily exercise and how to take part in such activities. 

 

In the morning session, we have lined up a jam-packed programme of fun wellbeing activities which you are free to try out during the Zoom breakout rooms. Whilst we know that Erasmus+ projects can challenge us to think outside of the box, it also provides support to ensure that we take the time to look after after ourselves.

 

We hope that you will  benefit from the many wellbeing activities that are planned and that you also pause to appreciate what you have achieved so far along your Erasmus+ journey! 

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Activity 7: 16 Feb 2021
Activity 7: 16 Feb 2021

Equality Conference

The promotion of equality has clearly grown since it became our core theme in our first Erasmus+ project: ‘Making Equality Our Policy’.

Equality is about making sure that everyone has a chance to take part in society on an equal basis and be treated the same.

For this conference, we want to look at how we can further promote equality and accommodate diversity in the Training & Development.

We will see how the CRC prevents and combats discrimination and how it’s Equality Statement respects, values and accommodates diversity.

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Activity 8: 16 Mar 2021
Activity 8: 16 Mar 2021

All Aboard in Moving Forward

The name of this Erasmus+ activity is “All Aboard For Moving Forward”. It is our last activity in this Erasmus+ Project 2: “The Rights to Decide”.

We want to look back at what we have achieved so far since we started our first Erasmus+ project back in 2019. We will take the time to go on a journey down memory lane as we recall all the activities that we participated on. We will see how we’ve had the opportunity to play an important part in policy change and overcome many obstacles that we faced along the way.

Now is the time that we need to plan for the future. Learning new skills will support us as we influence change in our own communities. We will look to adopt digital skills to assist us with this task.

Hence all aboard for moving forward!

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Current Project

Levelling the Play Field
Wayfinding & Dialgue

Activity 1: 20 Apr 2021
Activity 1: 20 Apr 2021

WayFinding Project Launch

This new Erasmus+ Project is called the Wayfinding Project. We are very excited about this new project and can’t wait to turn it into a reality.

We want to explore how digital tools can help us to become more active in exploring our own communities. We will use some of these tools to map out your community using Geotagging methods.

It promises to be a lot of fun as we all go out and find out what’s on our doorsteps in terms of facilities. It could be a parish hall, local barbers, a nice coffee shop, your nearby GP service etc.

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Activity 2: 9 Jul 2021
Activity 2: 9 Jul 2021

Digital Tools

For this Erasmus+ activity, we are going to look at some digital tools which will help you participate in this WayFinding Project.

We will have breakout rooms for the various apps like Google Maps, Glympse and the new feature in WhatsApp: live location sharing.
Activity 3: 21 Sep 2021
Activity 3: 21 Sep 2021

Scavenger Hunt

We are very excited about sharing our plans for this Erasmus+ activity which we have entitled “Scavenger Hunt”. It is going to be a jam packed day with lots of interaction for all Erasmus+ participants. 

Building on the skills that we developed from out last Erasmus+ activity, we will now put them into action as to enter the world of the Scavenger Hunt. These digital tools will help us to become more active in exploring our own communities whilst also building upon our skill sets.

The Erasmus+ Committee have been busy working away in the background planning this event and now we are delighted to announce our guest speaker. Matt McCann, who is the CEO and founder of Access Earth, will be joining us in the morning session.

This Erasmus+ activity promises to be a lot of fun.

So get ready, charge up your devices, follow those clues and unlock your digital skills. 

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Activity 4: 24 Sep 2021
Activity 4: 24 Sep 2021

Make Way Day

“Make Way Day” is a campaign that brings the disability and wider community together to consider the needs of people with disabilities in the public spaces we all share.

It is led by the Disability Federation of Ireland and is a unique collaboration across Ireland and the voluntary and local government sectors. But most of all it’s about people with disabilities.

Access is the most basic of all disability rights. The public footpaths are for everyone and we can all agree on that. In a wider context, this one day focuses the mind on people with disabilities, their lives, and needs.

Last year, the CRC played a big role in supporting and promoting the Make Way Day campaign and featured in many of the RTÉ News bulletins and all across social media.

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Activity 5: 9 Nov 2021
Activity 5: 9 Nov 2021

Government Bodies

The theme of this Erasmus+ activity is Government Bodies. 

With the help of our guest speakers, we will discover what this term actually means. Why do we have these Government Bodies and what can they do for us? 

 

Tom Conlan, a retired Army pilot and now a well-known Irish journalist, will discuss the importance of fighting for disability rights and equality.

 

Also joining us on the day is Anna Healy from Changing Places. She will talk about her involvement from the very start of this worthy campaign setup.

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Activity 6: 14 Dec 2021
Activity 6: 14 Dec 2021

Reliable Information

Activity 7: 11 Jan 2022
Activity 7: 11 Jan 2022

Final Day of Project

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Our Partners
The CRC Erasmus+ Committee would like to thank the following partners for their continued support with Erasmus+ Projects in the CRC.
Our Affiliated Partnerships
The CRC Erasmus+ Committee would like to thank the following organisations for their affiliation with our Erasmus+ activities and we look forward to forming further partnerships.
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