MR – MV (My Rights – My Voice: Training by persons with disabilities to staff on UNCRP)
LLLearning, Grundtvig and Dissemination
The project lasted for 35 months from 01/10/2011 to 30/09/2014
6 Partners from 6 Countries
EASPD played the role of Project Partner
Who understands better the issues people with disabilities face and the effects of the UNCRPD than a person with disabilities?
"My Rights - My Voice", a 3-year project supported by the European Commission since 2011, intends to empower persons with disabilities by training them to be coaches on the UN Convention on Rights for Persons with Disabilities for professionals working in the field of service provisions. This gives them an active role in the community and draws on their expertise in the matter, which will improve the quality of the training of the service providers' staff and, as a result, the quality of the services provided. The long-term aim of the project is for the education institutions to draw on this methodology and adapt their curricula of education and training of service by involving persons with disabilities as trainers.
- Develop a training program for persons with disabilities to become coaches on the UNCRPD for staff working for service providers
- Recruit and train 48 coaches with disabilities and 12 co-trainers without disabilities from 5 different countries
- Test the training methodology on 180 to 360 staff members of service providers from 5 countries, leading to a trans-national report
- Create a DVD as guidance material for the new approach and methodology
- Lobby for and implement the new approach into the curricula of educational institutions
Sumary video on My Rights – My Voice project
A conference will be held in the autumn of 2014 in Austria to present the results of the project, discuss its outcome and consider the how it can be used in the future.
Sonia Staskowiak, Project & Finance Officer
+32 2 282 46 17