Traveling without Borders
Three schools for pupils with special needs from Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands engaged on an Erasmus+ journey to explore the idea of travelling without borders.
Rurtal-Schule, Förderschule des Kreises Heinsberg mit dem Förderschwerpunkt Geistige Entwicklung
Travelling without borders – our barrier-free travel guides
School Exchange Partnerships
Pupils with special needs
Erasmus+ project results
Three schools for pupils with special needs from Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands engaged on an Erasmus+ journey to explore the idea of travelling without borders. Teachers and pupils from each of the schools worked together with the tourist boards to develop barrier-free travel guides for their cities and regions. Together they explored their local area in search of potential leisure activities particularly that are barrier-free and suitable for people with special needs. Barrier-free in this context means not only accessible to persons in wheelchairs, but also featuring easy-to-understand signs, pictograms, sign language interpreters or film clips in simplified languages. In addition to fostering inclusion and participation, the project also gave pupils the opportunity to learn about the culture, language and characteristics of their European neighbours.
You can find out more about the project in the video created by the German Erasmus+ national agency in the field of school education (Kultusministerkonferenz – Pädagogischer Austauschdienst)