Title Visually Impaired Masseurs - Supporting the creation of a uniform model for a European masseur training for visually impaired people.
Project Number FIN/01/B/PP-126.633
Project Type Pilot Project, project with multiplying effect (2000-2006)
Marketing Text The target group people with a visual impairment; partially-sighted and blind should be given the chance for integration on the labour market. The...
The target group people with a visual impairment; partially-sighted and blind should be given the chance for integration on the labour market. The massage profession is an international one and can be practised wherever one lives.
In certain European countries there is no available massage training. With the help of this project the skills and qualifications of both the visually-impaired and blind participants will be improved by he fact that the development of the model bears in mind the strength of the massage training in the different courties taking part. In addition to this, cultural characteristics and a common language will be stressed. This facilitates continued communication within the internation work. The knowledge base and sphere of activity for the massage profession will be clearly defined and strengthened. By so doing, a social integration and raising of the status of the massage profession is rendered possible in the countries taking part. By having asssociations for the visually impaired and representatives from working life as active participants in the project, it is also possible to disseminate the training model's possibilities for further development and strengthening of the profession of masseur.
In addition, uniform cross-border training courses make possible an increased understanding of the masseur profession in various countries and promote international co-operation.The training gives an increased equality as regards competition and establishment in working life. New employment opportunities are created by possessing proficiency in the English language. The model for the masseur training also makes it possible for visually impaired masseurs to practise their profession anywhere in Europe.
Themes Access for disadvantaged