IB-Behindertenhilfe gets EU-Funding for



After completely the EU-funded ELLA project with great success, the IB Behindertenhilfe has received further funding from the EU-Programms Erasmus+ for the project „STELLA - Staff's European Lifelong Learning Academy“ ...more

[WP 12] The full documentary

The full documentary


The last newsletter
PDF-Dokument [1.8 MB]

[WP 4] The Final Meeting

ELLA Final Meeting in Gdansk

21. – 24. September 2016

Open Cultural Market with stands presenting the Work Packages during the conference, workshops by new leaders and presentations by project organisers.

For more photos go to Photo Album


[WP 9] New Leaders

Manual guide to Communication

A Guide to Good Forms of Communication
ELLA New Leaders Communication Manual.pd[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.6 MB]
A Guide to Good Forms of Communication in Swedish
Ella New Leaders Kommunikationsmanual Sc[...]
PDF-Dokument [1.2 MB]

[WP 14] Families, Transitions and Cultural Pluralism

Manual guide for the Training Apartment

Manual for the Training Apartment
MANUAL-Training Apartment.pdf
PDF-Dokument [529.8 KB]

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Manual guide Private Life: My Date

A Dating Guide - English Version
ELLA Dating My Date.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.6 MB]

For Dating Guides in other languages, please go to Private Life Concepts | ...more Media

[WP 7] The Art of Recycling

Manual guide to Recycling Workshops

Manual guide to Recycling Workshops - Methods and Results
Recycling E book- ALMA.pdf
PDF-Dokument [5.3 MB]

[WP 6] Recreation

Manual guides to Skill Development

A Guide to Recreating Skill Development in Leisure Time Activities for Print
ELLA guide print pdf.pdf
PDF-Dokument [3.9 MB]
A Guide to Recreating Skill Development in Leisure Time Activities for Screenview
ELLA_eguide Small.pdf
PDF-Dokument [2.3 MB]

[WP 3] ELLA Congress

Brochure of the Inclusion Congress

Inclusion Congress Info brochure is now available online!

Info Brochure ELLA Inclusion Congress
Info ELLA Congress.pdf
PDF-Dokument [4.3 MB]

[WP 12] Dissemination

The ELLA-Learning Website is online!



The ELLA-Learning Website is yet a work in progress and available under following address:

[WP 9] New Leaders

Manual guide to Theatre Workshops




This manual contains three theatre workshops.


Very easy to follow!


Feel free to improvise and add new stuff!

New Leaders Manual to Theatre Workshops
New Leaders Manual Guide.pdf
PDF-Dokument [1.0 MB]

ELLA in the German press

Translation: The Virtual Academy


Project...A virtual acadamy is being developed online by the EU-project ELLA (European Lifelong Learning Academy) in order to support the education of people with social disadvantages or disabilities. 19 partners from 13 nations are working together on the project. The Austrian representatives are the organisation ÖJAB (Austrian Young Workers Movement). "ELLA has created an intergrative project reaching across Europe, opening doors that were before closed or even unrecognised", according to Adriana Bassini, European and International Cooperations Coordinator at ÖJAB. "There are high expectations of the project setting standards and changing the landscape of integrative and inclusive education of people with disabilies". The participants of each individual work package are empowered so as to gain autonomy and act as role models. "Already functioning structures serve as prototypes in the process of decision making in other countries and organisations", says Bassini...

Die Presse, Sa./So. 2./3. April 2016

Presentation of “ELLA”

during the first German Erasmus+ Forum “Inclusion and Education”

The first German Erasmus + Forum "Inclusion and Education" was held on 14th and 15th March 2016 at the Europahaus Vienna. The forum was a cooperation initiative of all German national agencies for Erasmus + Education and Youth. The ÖJAB representatives Adriana Bassani and Marc Odic had this great opportunity to attend the forum and make the ELLA project more visible and recognizable.

This has been a great opportunity to attend some wonderful presentations on inclusive education, barrier-free mobility projects for persons with disabilities, including the presentation of best-practice projects in this field. During the forum, it was discussed how people, especially disadvantaged group of people, can benefit from the EU Program Erasmus+. During different workshops with focus on the "inclusion and education" and coffee breaks there was a possibility to interact with various NGOs members and partners, activists, policy makers and like-minded stakeholders from Germany and Austria working directly with people with disabilities and their inclusion in the education, work and every-day life. Participants had also the opportunity to visit the exhibition area where organizations presented their projects in the exhibition area of the forum and to engage with attendees and discuss and share their work or project.

With more than 300 participants, we are happy that also ELLA representatives were part of this great community dedicated to inclusion of people with disabilities.


Adriana Bassani (ÖJAB/Austria) March, 2016

ELLA Newsletter 3
PDF-Dokument [618.2 KB]

[WP 14] Families, Transitions and Cultural Pluralism

The Training Apartment

 Akim Jerusalem

A movie by WP 14 - Families, Transitions and Cultural Pluralism


Click here to watch the film: Training Apartment on this website

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts | News from United in Diversity

Cupcake Cafe

Drugačiji Zajedno Kolačić kafe - Drugačiji Zajedno

"The Social Club "Cupcake Cafe", an open programme and a unique example of social inclusion in the work place of youth and adults with intellectual disabilities." Nik Vujičić u Nišu

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Plans for the future



Check out the workshop photos on this site


[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras

Thank you, it's been the centre of the day!


Plans to get married? Go to movie on YouTube


Do you have a boyfriend? Go to movie on YouTube


For all the movies from this project go to Private Life Concepts on this site


[WP 2] Evaluation | [WP 11] Quality Assurance | [WP 13] Exploitation of Results

The German Project Team

Oberursel, Dec. 2015



The German project team held their last meeting this year in Oberursel to pass in review the international congress in Vienna (11. – 14.11.2015) as well as to prepare for the events and milestones going forward in 2016.


The current state of all the Implementation Work Packages were discussed and assignments were allocated in preparation for the "Exploitation of Results", scheduled to take place in April 2016 in Stockholm.



[WP 6] Recreation

SABOR! The ELLA Project

RE-CREATION and Leisure Time - Go to the movie on this website



[WP 3] Congress

ELLA in Wenen

Thanks to JDC - Go to movie on YouTube



[WP 3] Congress

International ELLA Congress

11 - 14 November 2015 in Vienna-Austria

The group photo of the ELLA Inclusion Congress was nominated for the competition

"Revealed and Unveiled".


The aim of the of the EASPD (The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities) Photo  competition was to present the work of service providers for persons with disabilities across Europe.


20 photos will on exhibition in Brussels from 20th October until 4th December 2016.


Photos by ÖJAB are available, free of charge at this address: ELLA Congress Photos


Videos of the event are available under: Management | ELLA Congress




Direct link to the website: ELLA Congress


[WP 1] Kick-Off Meeting

Introduction to ELLA

[WP 7] The Art of Recycling

Workshop in Greece! Prt. 2

[WP 10] Social Inclusion ELLA

Inclusion Festiwal Świat Mało Znany

Go to Social Inclusion | ...more Media

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Meeting in Lithuania

To Video from Private Life Concepts: click here

[WP 7] The Art of Recycling

Workshop in Greece! Prt.1

More photos under the Art of Recycling | ...more Media and in the Photo Album

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Lilliput Theatre Company

Five films on automony and disability: 'Money', 'Doctors', 'Intimacy', 'Love' and 'Disability'

Short videos by Peter Davidson, Lilliput Theatre Company & ELLA Project exploring disability rights.


The Playhouse Theatre liaised with partners in Lithuania, Germany & Serbia to identify which issues disabled people feel are most important to them. We then worked with Lilliput Theatre Company, whose members are all Learning Disabled, to create a series of short films exploring these issues.


Videos available under: Private Life Concepts ...more Media and in the Video Archive

[WP 7] The Art of Recycling

Stockholm Medis5, Sensus

Mirror drawing

Sit opposite each other, each with a large piece of paper in front of you.

(You should draw lines and simple shapes, Abstract images!)

One makes a line, the second imitates that line.

Now it is the other's turn to make a line ore a form, and the first
imitates that line/form and so on, until the paper have lines and shapes all over the entire surface.


Now you can color your reflection-line-picture, each individually.

Finish by adding up all the images and have an exhibition.

Material: Paper from large grocery bags, crayons


Use only one color at the start of the exercise.


More photos under The Art of Recycling ...more Media

[WP 5] TrainEEE

TrainEEE Presentation:

Now available as a download

TrainEEE - WP5
Presentation TrainEEE.pdf
PDF-Dokument [4.0 MB]
TrainEEE in ÖJAB Magazine
ÖJAB-Magazin 3-2014 - WP 5 - Trainee.pd[...]
PDF-Dokument [648.5 KB]

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Private Life Concepts

Below please find the programme - May 2015

PDF-Dokument [81.4 KB]
PDF-Dokument [81.4 KB]
Microsoft Word-Dokument [2.2 MB]
Microsoft Word-Dokument [6.0 MB]

REMINDER: [WP 8] Private Life Concepts


Please visit our project at the blog


Asking important questions about autonomy: Watch the film

ELLA Newsletter 2
PDF-Dokument [3.7 MB]

 [WP 8] Private Life Concepts

Spreading the word

Thanks to Private Life Concepts - WP8

Thanks to the questions created by the participants of Private Life Concepts we were able to make a short documentary at an international and inclusive workshop, organised by the International Bund in cooperation with Aktion Mensch and hosted by the Baunataler is the trailer

 [WP 10] Social Inclusion ELLA

Inclusion Festival Kas

Düşler Akademisi Kaş

Visit our Facebook page:

The video is posted on the Project Partner AYDER's website:

 [WP 8] Private Life Concepts

This was Private Life Concepts

Please visit our project at the blog


Asking important questions about autonomy: Watch the film


 [WP 2] Evaluation

Management Meeting

At the end of September the German project team for ELLA met for the fifth time this last year.


The main objectives were: the preparation of evaluation workshops, taking place at the end of October in Turkey; the exchange of current organisational structures and the financial status of the work packages, which have shown great success so far.


 [WP 5] TrainEEE

This was TrainEEE!

15 people with special needs completed their internships in Austria!


Within the workpackage TrainEEE, an abbreviation for my train to Equality, Education and Europe, young people with special needs from Austria, Serbia and France completed internships in the real labor market in a work area of their choice.


The first week of TrainEEE with interns from Austria took part in April 2014. Five people with disadvantages worked from April 7 until April 11 2014 in a field of their choice: The working fields of internships included administration, gardening, cooking and senior care.


The second TrainEEE week was an intense co-operation with the partners of the workpackage (WP 5): ADAPEI from France and United in Diversity from Serbia.


From each organization five participants, accompanied by three trainers & coordinators, travelled to Vienna, Austria, in order to complete their internships in the ÖJAB facility House Neumargareten which is a senior residence and nursing home. This ÖJAB House, located in the 12Th district in the Austrian capital, has over 220 senior residents and over 150 employees; due to its size it is also providing the appropriate and ideal infrastructural requirements that allowed the interns to choose between a variety of working fields.


One participant (Milica from Serbia) was working in the beauty salon located in the ground floor of the ÖJAB-House, offering manicures. Two participants (Milos and Aleksandar from Serbia) formed a PR team, documenting the project week in Vienna with photos and establishing an interactive social media site about TrainEEE. The other seven participants (Dragana M. and Dragana S. from Serbia as well as the French participants Charlene, Amandine, Aurelien, Constant and Benoit) were the team “Coffeehouse”. They showed incredible effort in baking cakes and sweets in the morning and worked during the afternoons in the Café of the ÖJAB-House selling cakes, serving customers, cleaning dishes, etc. The Café included also the large garden of the ÖJAB-House.


The second TrainEEE week lasted from June 28 (arrival day in Vienna) until July 5 2014 (departure day from Vienna) and also included one orientation and sightseeing day in the beautiful city of Vienna as well as an intercultural BBQ with Austrian young people where the participants had a chance to interact with local people with special needs.


[WP 7] The Art of Recycling



The Implementation Work Package “The Art of Recycling” present their workshop:



Photo Presentation of Workshop: RECYCLED MATERIALS
our workshop-recycled materials.pdf
PDF-Dokument [713.3 KB]

[WP 11] Quality Assurance

The ELLA Project Team


The ELLA project team met twice this year, one meeting was held in Kassel in March, the second took place in April in Frankfurt/Main at the headquarter of Internationaler Bund.


Main topics to be discussed was the communication with the partners with regard to the working packages and the dissemination plan. During the meeting in Frankfurt the chairman of Internationaler Bund, Mr. Thiemo Fojkar, personally welcomed the members of the project team and wished them good success for their work.


[WP 10] Social Inclusion ELLA

International Social Inclusion Music and Art Festival


We herewith announce the ELLA Turkey Event International Social Inclusion Music and Art Festival to take place between 26 – 30 of October 2014 in Kas/Antalya - Turkey.

ELLA - Inclusion Festival Invitation
PDF-Dokument [354.9 KB]


All members of Caravan 2000 and our ELLA-Grundtvig Project, as well as other foreign partner organisations are sincerely invited to send groups of maximal 10 participants to take part in the festival's activities (trainings and workshops, roundtables, side line events and activities) and to stage a final performance (show or concert) at the final festival evening. We will try to cover board and lodging costs for everybody. However, to allow for participation of a most possible broad range of organizations, please indicate in the registration form attached whether your organization would be able to contribute also from own budgets. Travel costs have to be covered by participants/their organizations themselves.

We are further welcoming everybody who wants to attend the festival on own costs as a visitor, i.e. to take part in the side line events and activities and as spectator at the Final Festival Evening.

Last, we are also inviting all partners who cannot attend the festival in person to send presentations (Film, Photos, Paintings, etc.) or other informative materials (flyers, posters, etc.) about their organization and its work to be exhibited or disseminated under the frame of the festival.

Please see the Invitation attached for more detailed information about our International Social Inclusion Music and Art Festival. Participants please fill in the Registration Form below and submit it to us by 30th  of June, 2014 at the latest. In case of any further questions you may refer to Kristina Kamp via Email to: or phone: 0090-530-228-8940 (Monday – Wednesday).


Festival Registration Form
We are looking very much forward to receiving your numerous registrations!
Microsoft Word-Dokument [826.5 KB]

[WP 8] Private Life Concepts

The first stage is finished!


Since January 2014 all WP 8 partners have been making workshops with students/clients/young people and have developed the most prevailing questions/dilemmas regarding Opportunities & Limitations in areas of work/living/leisure.


We have 26 questions!!! Click on this link


In order to conclude which questions are most relevant to most people, we are asking all professions from the social sector with experience in this area of the social sector to be motivated, active and to help WP 8 to make a decision.


Could you please, discuss all 26 questions with your students/clients/young people and give points to the questions what looks most actual, important, relevant and interesting to you.


Each partner has 6 points

The last voting day is 30 April, 2014

[WP 5] TrainEEE

TrainEEE Preliminary Meeting

in Vienna, Austria

On the 26th and 27th of February 2014 the Austrian capital Vienna was hosting the TrainEEE preliminary meeting.


The organizing and hosting organization ÖJAB (P2, Austria) welcomed the project coordinators from the TrainEEE associated organizations ADAPEI (P3, France) and United in Diversity (P14, Serbia). The goal of this meeting was to prepare, organize and adjust the internships of young people with disabilities or disadvantages from Austria, France and Serbia. During an intense expert exchange on the first day requirements and preconditions of the participating people with disabilities have been discussed and solved. All facilities involved in the TrainEEE weeks (accommodation and internship working fields) have been visited on the second day. The preliminary meeting was an essential and important tool in order to clarify the appropriate circumstances and conditions for the participants. The guests (Ivana Stajkovic from UiD and Marie-France Le Glaunec from ADAPEI) gained a deeper insight on the circumstances and the facilities which their participants will face during their internships in Vienna. The TrainEEE project manager, Kerstin Klepsch from ÖJAB, was responsible for the organization of the meeting; various ÖJAB staff who are involved in the TrainEEE weeks as translators or coaches also participated in certain program points of the meeting. The first TrainEEE week for the Austrian participants will be held from April 7-11 2014.


Project Coordinators Christiane Lensch and Christine Halas at EU Kick-Off in Brussels

ELLA Newsletter 1
PDF-Dokument [740.1 KB]

[WP 1] Kick-Off Meeting

Kick-Off Meeting in Brussels

For all Grundtvig-projects

At the end of January the project coordinators of the ELLA-project (Christiane Lensch and Christine Halas) participated in the official Kick-Off-Meeting of all Grundtvig-projects in Brussels. The met the contact people in Brussels and received much useful information and input to take home to Oberursel. Before leaving Brussels they had the chance to visit the European Parliament with a very interesting exhibition in the European Parliaments Visitors Centre "Parlamentarium".

[WP 1] Kick-Off Meeting

German Projekt Team

Meeting 12.12.13

The German Project Team met on December 12, 2013, to collect and discuss the outputs of the Kick-Off-Meeting in November in Hadamar, where all responsible for the work packages met and the project management gave a presentation of the project plan, presented the financial formalities and the first time lines for the work packages were established. In the Project Team Meeting the website of ELLA was audited and some modifications were decided. The EU-Kick-Off-Meeting in Brussels at the end of January was prepared and the jobs to do distributed – next meeting of the German Project Team will be at the beginning of March 2014.

[WP 1] Kick-Off Meeting

ELLA Kick-Off Meeting

HADAMAR 13.11. - 16.11.2013

The Kick-Off Meeting was the first meeting with the project team (all responsible persons for the working packages of all five types (Management, Implementation; Quality Assurance, Dissemination and Exploitation) and the steering committee of the ELLA Project. This meeting was held according to the principles of project management.


Oberursel, 22. Juli 2013

A big success for IB - Behindertenhilfe and Caravan 2000!

IB-Behindertenhilfe gets EU-Funding for „ELLA“

IB Behindertenhilfe applied for funding  for the project „ELLA ‐ A European Lifelong Learning Academy – An EducationOffensive For People With Disabilities„ from the LifeLongLearningProgramm Grundtvig in Brussels on behalf of all the members of the "Caravan 2000 Federation" and did so successfully! Only two applications of the 12 that were submitted to the Grundtvig Programm were approved.

It means, that IB Behindertenhilfe, together with its 19 partner organisations will get about 460.000,‐ € from the European Union over a 36 months period. The total cost of the project, including the matching funds that our members will add, amounts to 612.000,‐ €. The start of activities is forseen for November 2013, and the first big event (kick-off-meeting) will be held in November 2013 in the Educational Centre Hadamar/Germany.





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