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Udruzenje mladih sa hendikepom Crne Gore (Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro)

National Network: 
Ulica Rista Dragicevica 7 Zgrada Sajo, IV/1/125
81000 Podgorica
+382 20 265 650
+382 20 265 650
Mobile Phone: 
+382 67 801 761
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro is a non-governmental organization, registered on October 22, 2001. It gathers youth with all kinds disabilities (cross-disability approach) as well as people without disabilities willing to participate in activities of the future co-existence and integration. AYDM have 7 employees and more than 100 service users. We are founded on a project basis from international and domestic donors. We implement our activities with the support of international and local donor organizations, embassies, government bodies, private companies, as well as with the donations from citizens.

Mission and Objectives: 

Mission of AYDM: AYDM promotes equal position of youth with disabilities in society through initiatives for establishing legal, educational, cultural and social frame that enables it. The goals of AYDM • Stimulating and involving the persons with disabilities in all segments of social and economic life, in particular in the area of education and employment; • Engagement in providing basic conditions in all educational institutions for all the young people with disabilities; • Preparation and development of skills and interests of the youth with disabilities in elementary and high schools in order to obtain high education, as well as studies via Internet; • Gathering and informing the youth with disabilities about their rights and needs; • Engagement in exercising basic civil and human rights of the youth with disabilities; • Advocating and implementing the activities which apostrophize the skills of youth with disabilities and contribute to developing their potentials and strengthening their personality; • Engagement to create conditions in organizing support services for youth with disabilities; • To be influential when it comes to taking right attitudes by the society in relation of the needs and the potential of the youth with disabilities;

Main Projects / Activities: 

Activities are implemented through following programs: Program for Education - encouraging young people with disabilities to acquire higher education, creating the necessary conditions, education of teachers and students about the rights of persons with disabilities and inclusive education; Program for Employment and Human Resources - based on the aim of creating opportunities and increasing the number of employed persons with disabilities; Program for Independent Living of PwDs (within it are subprograms: support services, personal empowerment of PwDs, schooling and assigning of guide and assistance dogs); Legal Program and Antidiscrimination; Program for Accessibility - activities to encourage removal of architectural barriers for persons with disabilities and the Program for International Cooperation.

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?: 

Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro since foundation in 2001 promotes human rights of persons with disabilities. In Montenegro, we are recognized as a organisation which strongly advocate for respect of diversity and inter social dialog. By receiving in membership an organization which represents people with disabilities, the Foundation will enrich its diversity and it will get active member that will promote the ideas and values of ​​foundation.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?: 

Ana Lindh Foundation in its work promotes same values and principles as Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro. During all this years Foundation has build strong reputation in promoting intercultural dialog and supporting civil society organisations through entire region.

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