The EFDI project – Ecological Future Diverse and Inclusive – aims to make knowledge, skills and opportunities for participation on the topics of climate protection and sustainability easily accessible for people with intellectual and/ or complex disabilities.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities establishes the right of persons with disabilities to education. An inclusive education system and lifelong learning should be guaranteed at all levels.
Yet even today, adults with intellectual disabilities and/ or complex disabilities have few opportunities to acquire comprehensive knowledge on the topics of climate protection and sustainability. One reason for this is the lack of suitable educational materials and barrier-free accessible information.
In order to actively create a sustainable future, people need competence and knowledge about processes and interrelationships in climate protection, as well as opportunities to actively engage in the topic.
In the EFDI project, tailor-made offers for people with intellectual and/ or complex disabilities as well as inclusive educational materials are developed, which contribute to a growing awareness of climate protection and the environment and an ecologically conscious lifestyle.
The different needs of adult learners are specifically addressed through different learning designs (easy-to-understand language; multi-sensory activities; visual materials).
People with intellectual disabilities are involved in the elaboration and development of the project results. Their know-how is of great value to the project.
The EFDI project aims to take a further step towards inclusive education at EU level and to make an important contribution to the empowerment of people with intellectual and/ or complex disabilities.