COE Chapter Leader Awarded for Disability Rights Action!

October 8, 2013
Rodica with her award

Rodica Pop, head of the Romanian COE chapter was awarded one of 7 prizes for Best Practices by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) for her advocacy on the behalf of youth with disabilities. She was given this award when she attended the Conference for the Committee for Education and Cultural Action, which is a branch of ICOM

The project for which Rodica won the award was called The Joy of Touching 


Project Goals

  • The project main goal is to make culture accessible to people who are blind or visually impaired. through movement, gestures and feelings, improving creativity and broadening the vision upon the beauty this world has to offer to each and every one of us.
  • To develop a strong social integration and cohesion of the target the community showing what tolerance and respect for each person means and offering equal opportunities to everybody.
  • To develop new cultural policy by changing  mentalities, providing support for cultural dialogue of all categories focused on personal development of blind people.

Activities for 500 blind people.

  • Tactile tours in The Museum of Baia Mare
  • A performence Gala in the Theatre
  • Printings in Braille for the Blind High School

Read more about the project and view photos from the tactile museum tours >>

Rodica and Mrs. Emma Nardi on right side, the President of CECA and Mrs Magaly Cabral - The Organizer of the ICOM CECA Conference
Rodica with Mrs. Emma Nardi on right side

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