21. November 2019
The STELLA Handbook is available as a free download!
The STELLA E-Handbook is now available here, in ten languages and Easy Read English:
10. November 2019
Celebrating 20 years of amazing work by the Caravan 2000 International Federation! A film by Régis Alvin.
30. October 2019
The fourth and final Newsletter is now available online:
10. October 2019
The Final Transnational Meeting in Lithuania was a huge success with many wonderful moments captured on photo:
27. September 2019
The STELLA Handbook is printed!
Over the last two years 10 of our partners have been working within the STELLA Project, sponsored by the EU-Programmes Erasmus+, to develop a handbook aimed at improving the basic skills of people with disabilities. The information and methods presented serve as a practical guide for social workers and carers in enabling their clients a more self determined life or even finding employment on the primary labour market.
Active social participation was the leading precept throughout: during the main project phases, including the international meetings, people with disabilities were proactive members of the project, on equal footing with the employees of the partner organizations involved.
The handbook is now nearing completion and will be made available to download via the Stella website as of November in the following languages: German, English, Greek, French, Italien, Dutch, Turkish, Lithuanian, Polish and easy read Swedish.
During the the last international meeting at the end of September in Lithuania the printed handbook, outlining basic skills over six chapters ranging from Organizational Skills and Team Ability to Communication Skills, was presented to a broad audience.
Participants with and without disabilities unanimously agreed on the success of the project which culminated in a ‘super product’, from which both the employees as well as the target group with disabilities shall profit greatly.
The next challenge is already in the planning: to support and strengthen the digital skills of people with disabilities, this is the goal of the international consortium for the next three years.
Juli 1. 2019
The Internationaler Bund is an active partner of #Internationalheart Week of Action for more visibility and recognition for European and International Youth Exchange.
Save the date:
16. – 20. September
A key factor in the success of the planned week of action is the highest possible level of engagement and support from participants in the working field of European and International Youth Exchange. To support the cause pass it on and apply now! Be an active part of it!
Following services are available here:
June 19. 2019
The STELLA project has been included in the current newsletter of the
National Agency "Bildung für Europa" - Education for Europe.
Photo: JDC Lithuania
May 22. 2019
The STELLA project makes a recurring appearance in a local German paper, this time in the Usinger Anzeige:
May 17. 2019
The STELLA Multiplier Event in Istanbul took place on the 2. May and was well received by participants from the private sector.
May 13. 2019
The first interview made by the journalistic group PSONI Gdańsk is behind us. At the beginning we interviewed broadcast journalist Kamil WIcik from Radio Gdańsk S.A.!
May 8. 2019
The Polish Multiplier Event promoting our STELLA-Project was held in Gdansk, Poland today. The Polish #WeAreSTELLA team likes to thank everyone who presented our work to the journalistic group PSONI Gdańsk.
April 26. 2019
Multiplier Event at the Town Hall of Armentières, France on 25th April.
The French team from Papillon Blancs organize a multplier event in which the participants present various work results from the STELLA project. Inviting an active exchange of views and experiences with other professionals from the field, the event took place at an exclusive location, the Hall of Honor and the Municipal Council Room of the town hall in Armentieres. For more information on this event
April 21. 2019
Happy Easter! With a lovely greeting card, courtesy of Dima at JDC!
New and improved work results and outputs on Team Ability and Social Behavior from the Lithuanian partner, JDC
April 8. 2019
Happy Birthday Internationaler Bund!
The German STELLA organization, 70 years old today, puts inclusion to the test!
March 27. 2019
The German STELLA multiplier event took place on the 26. March in Oberursel. We are happy to see guests from Internationaler Bund, EPALE, Nationalagentur, EUTB and stakeholders from local offices.
Simultaneously, a dissemination event on "The Importance of Promoting Human Relations", organized by people with special needs, was being held by JDC in Lithuania.
Newsletter No. 3
March 6. 2019
We are happy to receive the latest photos from our Polish STELLA partner PSONI, where the preparations for a video interview with Agencja Vizualna are coming into fruition.
Feb. 27. 2019
Invitation to our conference: Inclusion, a Practical Trial.
People with and without disabilities, from all over Europe have created a handbook on creating inclusive lifestyles. We invite you to be a part of this european movement for inclusion on:
Tuesday, 26. März 2019 in Oberursel, Germany
for more information go to milestones
Feb. 19. 2019
Our meeting in Lille, France from 6th to 9th February for a new project: IDA Inclusive Digital Academy
As well as celebrating the anniversary of Habitat Vie Sociale
Jan. 23. 2019
Our project management team meet in Oberursel, Germany.
Main subjects of the meeting: multiplier events, evaluations & reviews.
Jan. 21. 2019
The STELLA partners introduce themselves via video. For all videos by partner organizations:
Jan. 17. 2019
STELLA is mentioned in the Biannual Report of the European Association of Institutes for Vocational Training based in Brussels.
Dec. 19. 2018
Paulius, from our partner Jaunuolių Dienos Centras, shares his experiences and impressions of the STELLA conference in Istanbul with his friends back home in Lithuania. It is always great when Inclusion and Intercultural Learning go hand in hand.
Dec. 11. 2018
STELLA in the national paper, Lithuania! Thanks JDC!
Dec. 10. 2018
The (German) National Agency of the Federal Institute for Vocational Training (BIBB) presents photos of the STELLA Project during the ERASMUS Days 2018 under the title:
One Picture says more than a Thousand Words
December 5. 2018
Our partners travel from all over Europe to Istanbul today to participate in the 2nd Transantional STELLA Meeting.
November 28. 2018
Our Lithuanian partner Jaunuolių Dienos Centras currently hard at work on materials and methods pertaining to specific attributes of Team Ability.
November 27. 2018
Team Ability is one main aspect of the STELLA project. Now we would like to know your opinion about team ability. Our Lithuanian partner Jaunuolių Dienos Centras made a short, inclusive Online Survey:
Please participate and share the link with your friends and co-workers!
November 30. 2018
The Swedish team Medis5 has made their version of the Biblical principles of moral behavior.
November 26. 2018
The Swedish team Medis5 during their three day visit at the Karolinska Institute in Huddinge.
October 18. 2018
A team from Papillons Blancs in France and Kara Bobowski in Italy participate in the Erasmus Days by organizing public events themselves and in so doing represent the STELLA project. The Organizational Skills teams presented their work, documentary films by and about PWDs, interacted with the local public and offered some communicative group exercises at events they organized themselves during the Erasmus Days 2018.
October 15. 2018
EPALE | Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe
For a second edition, EPALE is organizing a virtual European photo report for the #ErasmusDays, with a range of adult learning projects from 22 countries.
Visit the Adult Learning European Digital Exhibition on
For the #ErasmusDays2018, the EPALE teams wished to raise awareness about the European Union commitment in adult lifelong learning. They created a digital exhibition with 22 different projects, demonstrating the variety of practices across Europe.
Visit Erasmus Days 2018 Improving basic skills for people for disabiities on
September 14. 2018
Thanks to the Papillons Blanc team we have a review of the transnational meeting in Athens this April.
September 5. 2018
The STELLA project, Organizational Skills is mentioned in the local German press, Taunus Zeitung:
August 29. 2018
The team from Papillon Blanc work together within WP 6 Team Ability to plan for the transnational meeting planned for December 2018 in Istanbul. As well as experimenting and sharing the game Team UP! with other participants.
July 28. 2018
News Update from Tommy Papp ESTIA and ALMA under C5.0 Communication Skills and further visual aids to skills and methods under:
July 27. 2018
Newsletter No. 2
July 12. 2018
Kara Bobowski | Preparing for ERASMUS DAYS
July 12. 2018
Kara Bobowski | Successful self presentation
July 11. 2018
Laurynas from the Lithuanian STELLA partner Jaunuolių Dienos Centras presents a result of their work: the handbook with methods of work on Social Behavior. Great job, Laurynas!
Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras. Let's start STELLA. Interviews at the beginning of the project
July 8. 2018
Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras. Tutorial: How to Greet Friends at Christmas
July 5. 2018
We experimented a new game "Team-Up" as we decided to test games highlighting some skills identified for team ability (best practice – Greece)
The goal is to stack boxes on a pallet as compact as possible while respecting instructions about color or shape showed on cards. The points are obtained if you build many level (5pts each level) but you lost points if boxes are not used or if you couldn' t place any box with the card you drew. (-1 point for each).
June 28. 2018
STELLA team in PSONI Gdańsk, Poland meet every week to develop their communication
• go to C5.0 and technical skills • go to C 6.0. During meetings with a theatre director Zbigniew Biegajło, they focus on self-presentation, communication skills, team work and they are getting prepared for journalistic activities.
May 30. 2018
The German project partners hold a meeting in Oberursel.
May 22. 2018
Partners from France and the Netherlands engage in exercises to develop abilities in working as a team.
May 21. 2018
May 20. 2018
Conceptual scheme and organizational structure for Team Ability by JDC | Lithuania • go to C3.0
May 18. 2018
April 28. 2018
Best practice example of an interview evaluation form from the Social Behavior Team. For more information on methods and feedback • go to C2.0 Social Behavior
April 27. 2018
Transnational Meeting | Athens, Greece
For more information • go to MILESTONES | TRANSNATIONAL MEETING Athens
April 11. 2018
The Playhouse & Lilliput Theatre Company recording songs they wrote together, as part of their involvement in the EU Erasmus STELLA project in Communication Skills • go to C5.0 and Technical Skills • go to C6.0 or • go to Media LIBRARY | STELLA | Video ARCHIVE
April 9. 2018
Participants from the the Italian organization, Kara Bobowski preparing for the transnational meeting in Athens. Organizational Skills
Mar. 21. 2018
Presenting ROCK MY SOCKS! On World Down Syndrome Day our Lithuanian partner Jaunuoliu Dienos Centras present their work results on the subject of Social Behavior and Solidarity. • go to C2.0
We wish all the best to our friends with Down Syndrome!
Feb. 24. 2018
Multi-national working groups using video conference tools to connect partners in France and Germany.
Feb. 21. 2018
Team is Power! - according to the participants of the STELLA Team from our Lithuanian partner Jaunuolių Dienos Centras. Why? Check out their new video about social behaviour!
Feb. 14. 2018
We share #HappyValentinesDay pictures from our STELLA partners in Lithuania and Sweden. May your day be filled with love and joy! Love is patient, love is kind.
For holiday greetings from the STELLA teams, please visit the Media LIBRARY!
Jan. 25. 2018
the French working team working on material for the handbook.
Jan. 08. 2018
Introducing the Chapters - skill sets that we are working on...and wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
One example of our creative work is the Christmas card we made to improve our social skills and to find the best way to say Merry Christmas to our e-friends. Check out a selection of STELLA Greeting Cards on STELLA | Media Library | Photo ALBUM
Newsletter No. 1
Nov. 15. 2017
We welcome our new member to the project, Kara Bobowski
A voluntary GAD association (Parents and Friends of the Disabled), aimed to provide families with psychological support and information. Go to the Kara Bobowski website
Nov. 12. 2017
November 9th ended with a speech of Mr Leikauf in memory of the “Reichspogromnacht” about Euthanasia in Hadamar and a common walk to the Oberursel Victims Memorial, where all participants of the conference lightened candles and laid flowers.
Nov. 12. 2017
In November 2017 all partners in STELLA have met in Oberursel for the Kick-Off-Meeting. The first day was dedicated to discussing the general agenda of the project,
to work out strategy plans for evaluation, dissemination and quality assurance. In the evening, we had the Board Meeting and General Assembly of Caravan 2000 International.
The second day was destined for the working groups for the single chapters of the STELLA handbook. Below you can find the overview of the chapters.