Summary of DARE's 2nd Consortium Meeting in Israel:
June 19-23, 2016
Second DARE’s consortium meeting which was
held in Achva Academic College, Israel 19-23 June, 2016 was very successful.
About 50 participants from all European and Israeli partners took active
participation in the different workshops. The main aim of this meeting was to
jointly develop a professional development plan for academic and professional staff
at the Georgian and Israeli HEI, to deliver accessible services for people with
disabilities and ethnic minorities.
The whole group was divided into four
working groups: faculty teaching of
students with disabilities, administrative staff working with students with
disabilities, faculty teaching minorities and administrative staff working with
minorities. The working groups comprised
of Israeli, Georgian and European DARE team members. The working teams were led by EAN, MASYRAK U,
Haifa University and Sapir Academic College, Telavi, IASI. Through working together, each team
developed a draft of training for both faculty and staff who work with the
During the meeting there were also
important plenary sessions which presented the dissemination plan and quality
assurance plan for the approval of the whole consortium. In addition the new financial guidelines that
were published in May were presented to the consortium emphasizing important
changes that all members need to abide by.
All Israeli and Georgian HEIs had presented
a short summary of the work that they have accomplished to date with DARE that
summarized the target groups of their outreach program, the services that they
intend to provide and recruitment processes to attract these students to our
In addition to the work done at day, a
special trip to the Bedouin city of Rahat was arranged by Achva Academic
College and the consortium had the experience of being hosted during the
Ramadan breaking of the fast in the evening and learning about the development
of higher education of the Bedouins through various programs.