INTRO

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

The OHAS project is to analyse best practices used in most accessible cultural and heritage sites, mix them with new ideas and transfer them into practical guidelines and curriculum that could be implemented in most places. The element that will complete it is the International Internet Platform online platform, which is a valuable source of information about accessible cultural heritage facilities in Europe. Moreover a very important part of the project is the training of adult educators to implement the guidelines and practical solutions for inclusive education for disabled adults. The project finally will extend and develop museum and archaeological sites guide/ director/educators’ competences and implementeffective provision for enhancing the key competences of people with disabilities that are currently not well served.

One of the most important and significant arguments for implementing this project in antransnational context is the fact that all partners countries share a common legal document, which is Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been ratified by Bulgaria, Greece, Italy and Poland. The main goal of this document is to encourage, protect and ensure full and equal use of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, along with all other citizens. Among many other entries Article no. 30 refer to participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport peoples with disabilities, as it is written in point no 1 and 2. Thanks to above all partners have a common goal, which is to ensure the availability of cultural offer to people with disabilities.

LEGEND

  • Education
  • Research
  • Management
  • Innovation
  • Social Impact
START
February 2019

Project Kick-off Meeting in Krakow

On 19-20 of February 2019, CulturePolis’ Project Manager Konstantina Karameri and Assistant Project Manager Dionysia Koutsi attended the Kick-Off Meeting of the new ERASMUS + project entitled “O.H.A.S. Opening Heritage and Archaeological Sites for People with Special Needs” in Krakow, Poland, with lead partner FIRR (Poland) and partners from Greece, Bulgaria, and Italy; launching the official start of the project implementation.

June 2019

2nd Partners' Meeting & 1st Joint Staff Training in Perugia

CulturePolis, represented by Dionysia Koutsi, on 25-27 of June 2019 attended Perugia, at the first training seminar as well as the second partner meeting of OHAS, which is an ERASMUS+ project. The project is being carried out in cooperation with Partners from Poland, Italy and Bulgaria, with the educational program being implemented by the organisation Culture Without Borders, based in Poland.

The training seminar lasted two days aimed at training the representatives of the partners and 5 other employees of various cultural sites (museums, open archaeological sites and galleries) based in Greece (4 from each partner country) on issues of accessibility to cultural sites

October 2019

3rd Partners' Meeting in Corfu

The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Corfu Regional Unity (former Prefecture) whom we thank for their contribution to the successful completion of this meeting. During the meeting we discussed the activities of the last few months, while key issues related to the future actions and deliverables of the project were resolved. The next milestone in the project is the 4th Partners Meeting in Pleven, Bulgaria, which will also include the 2nd training seminars for cultural executives, completing the initial training held in Perugia, Italy in July 2019.

April 2021

2nd Joint Staff Training

The second Joint Staff Training of the OHAS project, organised by Pleven Regional Museum, Bulgaria took place online due to COVID-19 restrictions in April 2021 with the participation of more than 50 representatives of Cultural Heritage Sites. The participants had the opportunity to learn more about the accessibility in heritage places, dos and don'ts in relative visits, good practices and tools that can also be used in their facilities in order cultural visits for people with disabilities to be improved.

August 2021

End of the Project

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