School education

C.A.R.E.- Increasing the self-esteem and employability of visually impaired people by developing their psychomotor competence in working with ceramics

Ceramic Artworks to Raise Esteem and Employability C.A.R.E. arises a key opportunity for young people with visual impairment (V.I.P.) to unlock their potential as individuals, as artists, and as employees, through ceramic workshops and enhances their psychomotor skills, as one of the foundations for development

This project aims to promote social inclusion and improve access to higher education students with fewer opportunities, especially targeting students with disabilities. The project aims to create an inclusive educational environment that fosters fairness and equality and responds to the latest technological requirements, transforming digital tools from barriers into support tools for study completion and skills acquisition for students with disabilities

Our Objectives

  • To raise young visually impaired people (V.I.P.) self-esteem by strengthening their psychomotor skills.;
  • To enhance the young V.I.P.’s opportunities to employability in the field of art, culture, social and manual work, or to have them become future entrepreneurs.j;
  • To give V.I.P. the confidence to become positive actors in the growth of their community, for their city, as well as the EU artistic scenario as a whole;
  • To foster the capacity building and impact of educational and training centres with the introduction of pottery classes for all learners but equipping their trainers with the right skills to welcome V.I.P;

Target groups

Key target groups:

  • Youth workers/educators/trainers
  • Young people with visual impairments.
  • Masters of ceramics, coming from associations of ceramic workshops, shops or professional training bodies.


  1. “CARE Manual” on how to start ceramic workshops for the development of psychomotor skills for young Visually Impaired People (V.I.P.), bridging the competencies of experienced organizations already working with V.I.P., the expertise in running ceramic workshops of pottery masters in each country involved, and the active involvement of education and training providers, whose trainers will acquire new competencies to master the approach of teaching the development of the psychomotor skills through ceramic making and to adapt their activity methods to fully engage young V.I.P. in their classes/workshops.
  2. “CARE Guidelines” A complimentary handbook with specific guidelines on how to engage and fully connect with the V.I. learners
  3. “CARE Case Studies” A manual with on how Entrepreneurship, specifically dedicated to the young V.I.P, allows to equip them with methods and tips to find the “gaps” in their community and build their own enterprise
  4. “My first artwork” ceramics artworks by the V.I. participants
  5. “City Museum” open-air museum with traditionally-inspired and useful ceramic creations for the citizens, as well as to show the world how V.I.P. can indeed be artists, professionals and even entrepreneurs for their community

Added value

Development of alternative and innovative forms of informal education in strengthening psychomotor skills and entrepreneurship.

Planowane działania

  • Creation of 72 artworks made by the V.I. participants and inspired by local traditions to be exposed permanently in all partner cities, thus creating the concept of city museum
  • Produkcja profesjonalnych filmów wiProduction of professional videos highlights from the local and transnational workshops
  • Delivery of transnational training events promoting representations of the EU values of freedom, equality, human dignity and rights, and will be of enormous opportunity for the participants to meet, being creative together, sharing, mutual learning and team-working at the European level

Project duration:

October 2022 – August 2025

More information:

Project coordinator

I.E.R.F.O.P. Istituto Europeo Ricerca Formazione Orientamento Professionale – Onlus


Project partners

Fundacja Rozwoju Aktywności Międzynarodowej i Edukacyjnej – FRAME


PRISM Impresa Sociale S.R.L.


SIGMA – Tournis Symvouleftiki EE


ARDMORE Education and Development


CSI Center For Social Innovation LTD


Contact the project supervisor

Marta Kędzia


Katarzyna Kasznicka


Edyta Weigel