Dream it Do It! – Empowering youth workers across Europe

Young people with visual impairments from all over Europe have met in Berlin to learn about project management and development. From 28 September to 6 October, the German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (DBSV) hosted a one-week training course for youth workers under the title “Dream it Do it!”. Its aim was to empower participants to develop ideas for youth exchanges into fully fledged projects. The Berlin event allowed the participants to hear lectures on project management and group dynamics, work on Erasmus+ project applications and join in interactive and intercultural group activities.

During the seminar, participants formed multinational groups, each developing a particular youth exchange project, planned to take place in 2019. Thus, a European network of facilitators of international youth relation projects has been established.

At the Berlin meeting, 30 blind and partially sighted participants from nine European partner countries came together. DBSV welcomed representatives of the EBU Members from Finland (Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired), Iceland (Blindrafélagið) and Italy (UICI), as well as participants from Belgium (VIEWS International), France (GIAA), Georgia (Miriani), Romania (Pontes) and Spain (Ayuntamiento de Murcia). “Dream it Do it!” is funded through the EU’s Erasmus+ Programme and coordinated by DBSV and VIEWS International.