At the beginning of September winners of the competition for participation in the international program “INKuLtur - for inclusion in culture” among cultural institutions in several regions of Russia were announced.
The program "INKuLtur - for cultural inclusion" is implemented by the German public organization DRA e.V. in partnership with Society of parents of disabled children with autism “Me and You”, non-profit organization “Good Deed”, with financial support from the European Union and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.
Winners of the competition will become pilot institutions in their region in the development of an inclusive environment:
Work with pilot institutions will promote inclusive structures and reduce barriers both within the organizations themselves and in other regional cultural institutions through transfer of knowledge and experience.
At this stage, an international group of experts is being organized, which will analyze and assess institutions by their strengths and weaknesses, determine measures to develop an inclusive and accessible environment and elaborate an individual plan for their implementation. The staff of each pilot institution will receive training to ensure that institutions and their services are accessible to people with disabilities.