Friday, 23 September 2011

FWC hosts Torture Rehabilitation Centers for a Symposium in Nicosia with officials in order to promote European collaboration

"Treatment to vulnerable persons, survivors of torture and other severe violence, needs common EU approach," says Unit for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Torture (URVT)

URVT hosts the Ministry of Interior Asylum Service, UNHCR and Ombudswoman’s Office as well as its European partners from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Romania and France from 09:30 – 13:00 on Wednesday 28 September 2011 at the Classic Hotel for a symposium to discuss ways European Centres for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims can align their methods of operation to better serve vulnerable groups.

The symposium is part of a European Union funded project in which the URVT is a partner representing Cyprus as the only non-governmental organization on the island which deals with victims of torture. The project is entitled “Promotion and dissemination of good practice in addressing specific needs of vulnerable groups - especially victims of torture and human rights violations - based on a transnational in-depth study and evaluation of working and treatment methods”. The project aims to promote European wide collaboration on a common approach and practice among rehabilitation centres.

The main result of the project will be recommendations for the work with most vulnerable groups of refugees including an inventory of care and treatment methods plus methods of staff care to be published and disseminated to all relevant stakeholders across Europe.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Mobile Learning as the future of education

The Elhuyar Foundation and CNTI have organised a workshop entitled Mobile Learning: as the future of education. Mobile Learning is a concept that has been making a great impact in recent years. This workshop will be examining the steps forward being made and the new opportunities presenting themselves in this field that is based on mobile phones. So we will be joined by experts from Europe and the Basque Country. In addition to working on the pedagogical perspective and technology, information will be provided on a number of successful projects being run abroad and in the Basque Country.

This seminar is open to anyone interested in teaching and the new technologies.

• Although attendance at the workshop is free of charge, participants are required to register.

Venue: This workshop will be taking place at the Gipuzkoako Bazkundea (Chamber of Commerce of Gipuzkoa), Tolosa hiribidea, 45. Donostia-San Sebastian.

• Workshop languages: Basque and English (a simultaneous interpretation service between these two languages will be available).

Check out the Moblang website for the full programme plus information on the speakers.

For further information please contact