Start and end date: 01/12/2015 to 11/11/2017
Funding frame: ERASMUS +
Duration: 34 months
Project coordinator: BFW Düren
Contact person: Jürgen Hüllen
Contact person email: firstname.lastname@example.org (link sends e-mail)
Contact person phone: +49 2421-598238
The aim of thie project STAII VIT (pronounce: "Stay Fit") is to improve the inclusion of vision impaired people and their quality of life. Even 14 years after the ratification of WHO's "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and health" (ICF), vision impaired people make the experience, that the assessment of their performance is still reduced to their impairment. Concerns about their physical autonomy and mobility dominates the valuation of qualities and skills, which they achieved in education, studies or vocational training.
The strategy of the project is to improve the image of of the target group concerning autonomy and mobility, by introducing an innovative training concept for sports. This strategy was successfully realised and evaluated during a national funded project in Germany. In the national study, the implementation of this theoretical model along with the implementation into sport-live proved to be successful and applicable. In the planned transnational setting, adaptations will be done to address the special needs of the VIP and the trainers/instructors in the participating countries
The idea behind this strategy is to motivate the visually impaired students to be physical active. Besides the health aspect, the vision impaired people enhance their social contacts and their image to be mobile and independent. A potential employer who is reading in a CV, that a visually impaired job applicant is active in swimming, climbing, archery or long distance running, is not in doubt anymore, if this person may come to work every day or is able to join the washing rooms for his own. In contrary this person becomes interesting.
The training concept, which should be transferred to the partner organisations, was developed and successfully accomplished during a four year lasting project in Germany. The training concept can be realized in an every-day environment with a minimum of administrative or infrastructural effort. The concept can be transferred to the requirements of several organisations, sport clubs, interest groups and similar bodies.
In this project the training concept will be adapted to the requirements and preferences to the project partners and transferred to a curriculum.
An initial train-the-trainer course will be carried out in English for the trainers and teachers of the project partners. During the next step, the available curricula an teaching materials will be translated to the languages of the partner countries (BG, D, EN, IT, RO).
The partner organisations from Bulgaria, Italy and Romania will then carry out a course for their trainees and students, according to the developed curriculum.
The participating trainers are supposed to act also as multipliers for their colleagues and external trainer/teachers. Those courses will be executed with the translated teaching materials.
The efficiency and the success of the project will be evaluated during the whole project period. The evaluation report should provide sufficient information to interested organisations and stakeholders about the efficiency and acceptance of the course.
All project results, like the curriculum, teaching materials and the comprehensive evaluation, will be published in all partner languages on a CD-ROM. All files are also available for download from the project homepage. The products are licensed under Creative Commons Licence and can be used and adapted by interested organisations and individuals.
1. Forschungsinsitut für Inklusion durch Bewegung und Sport gGmbH (FIBS (link is external)), (DE)
2. Asociatia Clubul Sportiv Kory Francisc (ACSKF (link is external)), (RO)
3. ISTITUTO RITTMEYER, (IT)
4. National Rehabilitation Centre for Blind (NRCB), BG
This project is funded by the ERASMUS + programme of the European Commission