The project ‘Inclusion Yes 3’ was organised by the Association of Students with Disabilities, supported by the Ministry of education, science and technological development and Hemofarm foundation. It took place from May until October 2013. The project activities were carried out in the following towns: Belgrade, Zlatibor, Sombor, Kikinda, Niš, Kruševac, Jagodina, Negotin, Užice and Novi Sad.
The specific objective of the project is expansion and further strengthening of the existent network of students (with and without disabilities) who, within the academic community, actively promote and support the engagement of young persons with disabilities in all aspects of academic life.
Significant reforms of higher education in South East Europe began in the last decade, with countries from the region entering the Bologna process. Time and manner in which these reforms are being implemented in Southeast Europe can provide a framework for quality and fully accessible higher education to underrepresented groups, including students with disabilities. Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia have implemented a variety of policies for support to certain groups of students, such as students with disabilities, but have not yet developed a national strategy for the improvement of the social dimension of the Bologna process, as has been recommended by the Working Group on the Social Dimension after a meeting of the ministers responsible for higher education in Bergen.
The project ‘Inclusion Yes 2’ was realised by the Association of Students with Disabilities, supported by the Ministry of education, science and technological development and Open Society Foundations. It took place from May until October 2012.
The Association of Students with Disabilities gathered the students from Belgrade, Niš, Kragujevac within the project ‘Inclusion Yes – Cohort 2'.
The specific aim of the project is expansion and further empowering of the existing network of students (both with and without disabilities) who within the academic community, actively promote and support the engagement of youth with disabilities in all aspects of academic life.
The idea of an inclusive environment was realised in the student resort ‘Ratko Mitrović’ on Zlatibor. The core of inclusive relationship between students with and without disabilities was to connect them all through interactive, educational gatherings which contribute to mutual understanding. The students with different types of disabilities shared their personal experiences in everyday functioning with their peers.