The aim of this strategic partnership is to create safe environments for young people with
impairments and chronic illnesses in international mobility projects, and by this to reduce access
barriers to international mobility programmes for these target groups.
B-1 | Risk Management
Risk management refers to the practice of identifying potential risks in advance, analyzing them and
taking precautionary steps to reduce the risk. The risks that we are concentrating on are risks for the
well-being, health and even lives of our participants.
Risk management implies the following steps:
– general risk analysis
– risk attitude and criteria of the organizations involved
– risk assessment for the individual participant
– provision of special needs’ support (to reduce the specific risk to a level of general risks for all)
– information, communication and guidelines (for both, participants and partner organizations)
– joint crisis intervention plan

B-2 | Crisis Intervention
While risk management intends to avoid or minimize the risks for the individuals, it cannot guarantee
that nothing will go wrong. In case that risks become a real danger or harm to participants in
international mobility projects, we need a strategy, as well as the capacity and the tools for crisis
intervention in order to stop or reduce the danger or harm that may have occurred. This intervention
will be more successful, if we have planned a strategy, build up capacity and know how to use tools
in advance of the international mobility project, based on an agreement between sending and
hosting organizations (joint crisis intervention plan).
B-3 | International Mobility Projects
Guidelines and tools that will be created within this strategic partnership apply, when young people
with impairments and chronic illnesses are crossing borders, not for their personal (individual or
group) holidays, but for stays abroad with a non-formal learning purpose, such as youth exchanges,
work camps, internships, voluntary services, au pair. These international mobility projects are usually
planned and put into practice by one or more sending and one hosting organization.
B-4 | Young People
As a strategic partnership within the Erasmus+ programme we are focused primarily on international
mobility projects for young adults aged 18 – 30 years. In such cases that minors (age 13 – 17) may be
included (e.g. youth exchanges), we are aware to also include their parents into all communication
and planning.
B-5 | Impairments and Chronic Illnesses
Instruments for risk management and crisis intervention are needed by all organizations that are
sending or hosting individuals or groups in an international context. In this strategic partnership we
are focusing on the specific (higher) needs and risks that may occur, when we are sending or hosting
young people with impairments and chronic illnesses, such as
– sensory and motor impairments
– cognitive impairments and psychic disorders
– chronic illnesses such as hemophilia, diabetes, epilepsy, morbus crohn.






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