On July 24th, the Committee members of the First World Congress for People with Disabilities had a working visit to Ekaterinburg for the congress preparation.
After the meeting in the Ministry of Social Policy of the Sverdlovsk region, in the presence of the head of the Project Office, advisor to the minister of social policy of the Sverdlovsk region, Aleksey Nikiforov, the guests moved to Mayakovsky park – one of Ekaterinburg landmarks to examine the site of “Inclusive city” project. The participants, headed by the minister of social policy of the Sverdlovsk region, Andrey Zlokazov, checked the objects of the park for accessibility to people with disabilities.
“Inclusive city” is the unique project which comprises eight interactive sites, where over 700 delegates of the Congress, people with disabilities from 30 countries, as well as residents and guests of the capital of the Urals, will be able to demonstrate features of the national culture and to talk to each other.
On September 9, the concert pavilion of the Congress is going to host laureates of the gala-concert of the International Inclusive Festival, “Inclusive Art 2016”:
– dance groups “Otrazhenie” (Miass), “Hi-Tech” (Chelyabinsk), “Soul danсe” studio (Samara), the “Waves band” music band (Novouralsk), “Vivat” studio (the Sverdlovsk region), the duet of Lyudmila Khaustova and Stanislav Konopkin (Khanti-Mansiysk) and many other people with disabilities from Russia and from abroad.
A real decoration of the event will be the show of “Grooveinclusion” – an inclusive jazz orchestra from Germany, which consists of 27 musicians, as well as the Bolero by Ravel performed by Vidarozen, an inclusive musical band from Camphill, Norway.
The interactive sites will work in several directions:
– workshops from participants of the Congress (dance, musical, creative, culinary and so on)
– fair, presentation of national cultures and crafts of the congress participants;
– sport games, obstacle course;
– “free microphone”, where the residents and guests of the city will be able to show their talents.
In the Mayakovsky park, the exposition of national settlements of peoples of Russia will be spread. For instance, guests of the “Inclusive city” will visit the Kossack Village and learn to handle a saber and a whip. All who are interested can have a ride on the locomotive of friendship on the interactive railway. For convenience of people with disabilities, including those on wheel-chairs, the sites will be equipped, and special toilets have already been delivered.
The organizer of the event in charge is “Arsenal”, the Sverdlovsk Regional Social Organization of disabled people and veterans of military conflicts.
In the middle of August, the map with the routes of the “Inclusive city” will be published on the official website of the Congress (kongress2017.ru) . The entrance to all the sites is free of charge, the organizers expect to host over 1500 thousands of participants.