“Young Urban Creative Inclusive Tours” or as we call it “City Tours” is a strategic partnership project between organisations from Germany (coordinator) and partners from Italy, Turkey and Belgium. The project is funded by the YOUTH programme of Erasmus +.
The project partners have already started working last summer on developing activities connected with accessibile city tours for visually impaired persons.
Between March 19th and March 21st, a learning, training, teaching activity (LTTA) involving groups of young Visually Impaird Persons (VIP) and accompanying persons was organised by DBSV – Deutscher Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband in Berlin. Participants have discovered Berlin and some historical background via two city tours about Jewish history and Berlin wall. We also had the possibility to visit Museum Blindenwerkstatt and know more about jewish blind life in Berlin during World War II.
Intercultural exchanges between participants were very vivid and as usual we had the opportunity to taste some Turkish lokum, Salhep, Belgian chocolates, buranelli from Italy or German dishes or specialities
All in one, we had spent three wonderful days and we managed to summarise the experiences and improve further tours that will be organised in Italy, Turkey and Belgium and overall have more accessible city tours for VIPs.
With the support of the Erasmus + ; programme of the European Union