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of something extraordinary?

EXTRA-C is an EU-funded project aiming to empower young people with intellectual, psychosocial, and developmental disabilities to take an active role in democracy. By raising awareness and promoting inclusive participation, EXTRA-C is transforming local, regional, national, and EU-level environments into vibrant, diverse communities where everyone has a voice. Join us in making democracy more inclusive for all!


Young people with learning disabilities – whether intellectual, psychosocial, or developmental – are often shut out of important political, economic, cultural, and social processes.
EXTRA-C is about giving these people a voice in democracy. Our partnership includes organisations from Spain, Portugal, Lithuania, Greece, and France with expertise in youth, research, training, and active participation. The project is on a mission to promote inclusive participation and raise awareness at local, regional, national, and EU levels. How? By carrying out a range of exciting activities that will empower these citizens and the organisations working with them to get involved!

Here's what we've got planned:

Conduct a study on democratic participation and rights for young people with intellectual disabilities in our partner countries. We want to raise awareness and shed light on this important issue.
Provide top-notch training on democratic participation so that young people with intellectual disabilities feel empowered to make a difference. But we're not stopping there - we want this training to benefit as many people and organisations as possible!
Create a range of exciting opportunities for young people with intellectual disabilities. They'll be able to put their training into practice by engaging in dialogue with their peers, local/regional/national youth forums, and public representatives.

What we're expecting to achieve:


The young participants will come away from this project with new skills, knowledge, and confidence. They'll be able to take an active role in democratic life, making it richer and more diverse.


Decision makers and policymakers who are involved in the project will have the chance to listen to the ideas of our participants and incorporate them into their policies. In the long term, this could mean a major shift in how young people with intellectual disabilities interact with politics.


The representative organisations of young people who are involved in the project will be able to open up to more inclusive practices. By experiencing inclusive activities, they'll be able to incorporate these practices into their own work - and young people with intellectual disabilities will finally have a voice in these bodies.


We seek to raise greater awareness of the democratic rights of people with intellectual disabilities.


At the European level, there will be a stronger connection between institutions and young people with intellectual disabilities, and our participants will become ambassadors not just for this project, but for the entire European Union.