It is nearly a year and a half that Tempus lV Program “Access to Society for the People with Individual Requirements” (ASPIRE) Project is in process and Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia (PAARA) is a member of the consortium. The goal of this project is to develop and introduce training modules for the people with individual requirements.
On April 30 the awareness day of the needs for the People with Individual Requirements was organized in Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia (PAARA), four consortium members’ universities and Bridge of Hope NGO from Armenia, as well as the representatives of Coordinator Ilia State University of Georgia were participating in awareness day. The experts of European partners from Limerick Institute of Technology (Ireland) and Technical University of Kosice (Slovakia) day visited Armenia for monitoring of Awareness day activities.
Mr. Arsen Lokyan, the rector of the Public Administration Academy welcomed the guests and participants and mentioned that the project has already given its results. He expressed his thankfulness the representatives of consortium members and the TEMPUS project and whished the partners success in further work.
The surprise of that day was the performance of “Bridge of Hope” NGO young people (boys and girls with special needs). They presented two small sketches of Vardan Atchemyan. “Bridge of Hope” NGO is also a member of the consortium.
Tereza Khechoyan, the vice-rector for international relations of Public Administration Academy of the Republic of Armenia considered extremely important the “Access to Society for the People with Individual Requirements” (ASPIRE) project.
She said. „Our goal was to inform the problems of People with Individual Requirements to people living among us. How to make equal opportunities for people with individual requirements, how provide them right to get higher education, create access to transport, elevator, library, ete.?”
Then the representatives of consortium members with the organization of European Security and Co-operation had round table discussion about the problems of people with individual requirements within the framework of “Access to Society for the People with Individual Requirements” project.