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Next Event: "Dinner in the Dark" - September 2018

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On 11th September 2018, VAPETVIP will be presented in a very special way to a group of non-specialists in the area of visual impairement: through a "Dinner in the Dark". 
The experience "Dinner in the Dark" allows an entirely original experience that puts sighted persons for a few hours under the same conditions of absolute impossibility of seeing what happens in the surrounding reality, which characterizes the daily life of the blind. Events of singular intensity and wisely studied for exalting senses: a convivial moment completely to the dark, exploring a new experience of communication and relationship.
The "Dinner in the Dark" is exploited in a specific área totally darkened and the objective of the appointments it is to help the guests to rediscover the value of the other four senses offering an unforgettable experience of the taste. It makes also possible to: Awaken the senses of taste, smell, touch and hearing; Play to recognize things, to disting…

National Dissemination Events - April to July 2018

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Looking forward to reach and present VAPETVIP project to other organizations and professionals in Education and Training of Visually Impaired People, we promoted a series of “National Dissemination Events”, for which each project partner was responsible, according to the next Schedule: Frankfurt, GERMANY -April 27th, 2018
Drianovo, BULGARIA - June 4-6th, 2018
Reykjavik, ICELAND - June 11th, 2018
Plovdiv, BULGARIA - June 12th, 2018
Lisbon, PORTUGAL- June 20th, 2018
Valladolid, SPAIN- June 25th, 2018
Angers, FRANCE- June 26th, 2018
Trieste, ITALY - June 26th, 2018

Training Event - March 2018

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Following the scheduled activities for the VAPETVIP project, a Training Event was held in Plovdiv (Bulgaria), during the week from 12th to 16th of March, 2018.  The focus of this training event was:  To promote understanding about the differences between traditional and distance training;  To prepare the participants to mediate the learning process and give support online; Teach how to use the tools of a LMS platform in an efficient and effective way;   Present the developed materials and collect feedback; Provide participants with the opportunity to meet peers and establish a network of contacts that can be helpful in the future. This activity represented the project opportunity to prepare partners trainers to give future support to learning activities based on the contents being developed.

European Conference - September 28th

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The European Conference where the VAPETVIP project was presented to professionals in the field of visual impairment was held in Düren - Germany, on September 28th, 2017, during the same week as ENVITER - European Network for Vision ImpairmentTraining Education & Research - annual General Meeting.

To an audience of about 40 professionals from 16 different European countries – Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Portugal, Romania, Spain, The Netherlands and the United Kingdom – team leaders from each working group within the project presented the highlights of the products being developed and invited all the participants to an interactive discussion panel about opportunities and challenges in e-learning. 

This was a great opportunity not only to present the future outcomes of our activities to professionals and other organizations outside the project but also to collect relevant information about expectations and experience…

4thTransnational Project Meeting

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The 4th Transnational Project Meeting was held in Düren – Germany – on September 29th, after the European Conference where this Project was presented to other European organizations working in the field of visual impairment, held on September 28th.

3rd Transnational Project Meeting

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The 3rd Transnational Project meeting was held in Reykjavik, Iceland, on the 4th and 5th of May 2017.

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Thursday, May 4th Presentation of participants;  Meeting general arrangements;Project general arrangements:Attendance list; Participation Declarations.Presentations by group leaders about: General Management; Execution Plan: partners tasks step-by-step;Present minute for partners report; Dates and other arrangements about Reports.Dissemination/Communication;Risk;Quality:2nd meeting evaluation summary/discussion; Training event: proposal of focus, participants profile and budgetSettlement of dates for dissemination events (national events in June or July 2018); Task and assignments for the European Conference.Discussing Platform Accessibility Establishing work methodology for IO4, IO5 (methodology guides) and IO6. Preparing the work in small groups: Presenting and discussing flowcharts for the courses;Instructional design concepts;Work in small groups, by curricula: O&M co…

2nd Transnational Project Meeting

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The 2nd Transnational Project Meeting was held in Angers, France, on the 28th of February and 1st of March, 2017.

AGENDA
Tuesday, 28th February Presentation of participants;Meeting general arrangements;Project general arrangements:Attendance list;Media communication design presentation Presentations by group leaders:General Management - execution plan; timesheets;Dissemination/Communication;Risk;Quality: 1st Meeting Evaluation summary and discussion; Adjustments to the budget; Settlement of dates for dissemination events;Dates and other arrangements about reports; Design pre-study on digital literacy of trainers; Partners agreement on curricula: Presentation and discussion about Orientation and Mobility course curricula; Presentation and discussion about special part of curricula for the Elderly;

Wednesday, 1st March Partners agreement on curricula - presentation and discussion about Soft-Skills course curricula;Establishing goals and agenda for next meeting in Reykjavik; Other subjec…