RUDISNET: Network for social inclusion of people with disabilities in The EU rural areas through mentoring and leadership training program
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes persons with disabilities and has thus opened doors for their participation and recognition as active contributing members of society: who must not face any discrimination or be left out or behind. Persons with disabilities should be recognized as equal partners, and be consulted by Governments, the UN system, civil society and other stakeholders.
The main purpose of Network for social inclusion of people with disabilities in The EU rural areas through mentoring and leadership training program -EU- RUDISNET is to create an European network aimed to the social inclusion of people with disabilities through the development and pilot implementation of an innovative program aimed to promote cooperation and formation of civic partnerships in rural areas. This network will train adult PWD as a way to contribute the development and integration of these PWD in their rural scopes because they face fewer opportunities and lack of information due they face double discrimination.
- Increase the self-confidence and integration of PWD from rural areas in an individual and collective way.
- Identify the existing needs that PWD from rural areas face in their daily day and regarding lack of information about social resources and other available means / opportunities for these citizens, recognizing training needs of this people in relation of leadership and civic participation in each of the region covered by the program.
- Detect the best practices developed for social inclusion of PWD in rural areas in each of the European regions covered by the project.
- Emphasize the importance of training and improve leadership and other soft skills for PWD keeping in mind that this must be a process of empowerment that will allow the person to get the abilities to promote the cooperation and leader the formation of civic partnerships, as a mean to defend their rights and eliminate barriers that avoid their social inclusion.
- Develop an innovative transnational training course aimed to professionals of adult education of PWD which allow them to create new contents aimed to mentor and train on leadership and other soft skills in order these PWD in rural areas could be included and active members of the whole society.
- Implement training courses aimed to develop leadership and other soft skills competences and thus mentor methods for PWD from rural areas.
- Disseminate results, training and tools at national and transnational level.