Academy of Financial Education
Recipient: Slovenská asociácia európskych štúdií (ECSA Slovakia)
Project: Academy of Financial Education
Code /ITMS2014+/: 312011F425
The main project objective is strengthening awareness and increasing financial literacy via the platform of lifelong education for the target group – young people up to 25 years. It is imminent for the young generation, growing to the productive time of life, to make the right decisions when it comes to personal and family economic decisions especially with financial resources. Attendees shall acquire knowledge covering besides others covering of insurance risks in case of unfortunate life situations or about the possibilities of financial resources evaluation for retirement but also about cryptocurrencies and the suitability of financial investments.
The courses are divided into separate cycles such as “Life cycle and its financing” (legislative changes, mortgages, loans, forms of funding, financial incapacity, personal bankruptcy etc.) or “Protection of financial consumer” (consumer protection on financial market, analysis of National Bank tasks, unfair practices, economic competition, consumer legal protection etc.) or Money and their functions economics – where does our money go? How to manage liquidity? Why is it good to invest? How to fund a budget? Trust operations of commercial banks.
The attendees are educated at workshops, conferences but also in a form of summer schools. Nowadays, the preparations of the respective courser in cooperation with professional lecturers and experts from the field of law, management and economics are in process.
Integration of the visually impaired people into social life
Recipient: Výcviková škola pre vodiace a asistenčné psy (Guide and Assistance Dog School)
Project: Creating and optimizing a better public policy for removing the social inclusion barrier of visually impaired people
Code /ITMS2014+/: 314010L721
The international community pays a proper attention to protection of rights of disabled people. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2006. The Convention follows decades of work by the United Nations to change attitudes and approaches to persons with disabilities. It is intended as a human rights instrument with an explicit, social development dimension. It adopts the rights such as respect for natural dignity and personal independence, non-discrimination and equal chances and treatment, full and non-violable inclusion to society, respect for diversity and acceptance of people with disabilities as a part of mankind diversity a nature. It also tackles the issues of ensuring access to the physical environment, access to public transport, information, communication technologies and systems as well as to other services know and offered to a man.
Our project focuses mostly on the last point of guarantees with a special impact on people with visual imparity. One of the most effective ways how to provide visually impaired people with effective access to a day-to-day life including social inclusion, participation, covering independence and access everywhere, is to grant them with a guide or assistance dog. This, however, shall come from carefully selected breeding which is at the same tame perfectly trained. There we can find certain legislative obstacles. These are caused by the non-sufficient regulation of market with guide dogs as the compensation aid (tool) – absence of minimal qualitative standards for dogs, trainers but also of legislative frame of providing the financial stimulation for dog purchase or training. Moreover, the overall knowledge of the rights of visually impaired citizens is on a very low level. Visually impaired are sometimes denied entering the public institutions, churches or the places broadly used by the public. Owners of the guiding dogs are sometimes facing discrimination and cannot enter the public transport vehicles.
ECSA Slovakia in cooperation with Guide and Assistance Dog School and Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union decided to revert the unfortunate stage of matter in Slovakia with a goal to tackle the issues and create a group of legal professionals to draft the legislative proposal increasing the quality of life of visually impaired people in the Slovak republic.
New Aspects of Economic and Monetary Union and Fiscal Union v rámici Lifelong Learning Programme 2012-4847/001-001;
Summer School J.A. Jáuregui – South/East Dialogue, Development and Democracy, as a part of Lelong Learning Programme/ Jean Monnet Programme/European Module 154237-LLP-1-2009-1-SK-AJM;
Eastern Partnership and its Prospect with a view of Legal approximation, rule of Law and Human Rights as a part of Lifelong Learning Programme/ Jean Monnet Programme, 2011-3314/001-001;
ECSA Slovakia took part in the organization of Warsaw summer school for Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine as a part of “Eastern Partnership Program” in 2014