BEYOND THE BARRIERS

Beyond Barriers Association, a national association of young disabled and other disadvantage youngsters, is a voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental organisation that protects the rights and interests of young people. The main aims of the organisations are to integrate disadvantaged young people in society and to promote a social model for disability towards the medical model of disability. Beyond Barriers Association’s working areas include: human rights, education, professional courses, training, infrastructure, employment, counselling, the promotion of active citizenship and volunteerism. The association is developing projects and programs in local and European level and it acts as Contact Point of Erasmus+ Youth for Albania since April 2010 and is running the first Local Volunteering Centre of Tirana (financed from EC through IPA fund) since 2011. Beyond Barriers Association is active in organising trainings, youth exchanges, contact making events, seminars, EVS since 2006.