The ADVOCACY ACADEMY project aims to train young people with and without disabilities as “advocates” and “self advocates” in the area of human rights for people with disabilities. The project seeks to raise awareness among young people and, through their influence, their families and the contexts in which they live regarding the inclusion and human rights of people with disabilities (with a special focus on autism), thus contributing to building more inclusive, equitable and democratic societies that are open to human diversity. The project will include training sessions, an e-book defining all the methodologies followed and their results, and awareness and information seminars and webinars.
Keywords: Youth / Disability / Civic participation / Inclusion
Partners: Associação de Escoteiros de Portugal; Associação de Defesa dos Direitos Humanos; Icelandic Human Rights Center (Islândia); Instituto Nacional para a Reabilitação, I.P.; Município de Palmela.
Grant: 68 555,77€