EPR Innovation Prize winner 2017

 

Congratulations to URI, University Rehabilitation Institute for winning the Prize!

 

 

URI presented Introduction of socio-cultural activities in the vocational rehabilitation program with the aim to increase the quality of life of people with disabilities” at the Innovation Prize Awarding Ceremony which took place on 8 June 2017 during the EPR Annual Conference in Mulhouse, France.


The practice awarded is unique in the field of occupational and vocational rehabilitation in Slovenia. It aims at bringing culture closer to people with disabilities in their centres and at the same time integrating the institution within the local environment through socio-cultural activities. This practice implements activities that emphasise empowerment of the users in the field of culture, their values and their needs. Users are participating in social-cultural activities, based on their free will, regardless to their age, social status and psychophysical condition. It helps facilitating and developing new experiences for participants in vocational rehablititation centres. These activities have proved to have healing therapeutic effects.

 

 

The socio-cultural activities are carried out through travelogue lectures from travelers who are sharing their adventure experience, shots and videos; tea parties with media-recognised personalities from the local environment; art exhibitions by renowned artists; promotion of poetry of users; musical performances; theatrical/drama performances; interactive gatherings and discussions with writers; and more. The implementation of socio-cultural activities is aimed in particular at facilitating and developing important new experiences for participants in VRC. The meaning of an individual experience can be a unique contribution to self-knowledge, discovering and learning something new, improving self-esteem, preservation of values and self-actualization.

 

The practice was selected as the most innovative project amongst the candidates.

 

"Introduction of socio-cultural activities in the vocational rehabilitation program with the aim to increase the quality of life of people with disabilities" presentation - Evalda Bizjak (URI)

 

Description of the practice

 

 

 

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