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Unlock your creativity and design a more inclusive world!

Are you aged 18-30? FabLab invites you to participate in a FREE course on Design for Radical Inclusion in Zagreb, Croatia in Autumn 2023.

Secure your FREE place on the Open Minds Course here - limited spots available!

♿️ What is Open Minds?

Led by Umeå-based global innovation and education platform MTF Labs, Open Minds is an innovative Erasmus+ project that introduces the concept of Radical Inclusion and teaches accessible design.

The course is delivered in English. No previous design or technical experience is required, and it’s accessible and open to all - we want to hear from YOU!

📅 When is the course?

Open Minds takes place over three sessions:

26 August 2023, 09:00 - 12:00
1 x 3-hour introductory session (date TBC):
Introduction to Radical Inclusion / Design Principles / Practice-Based Research / Brainstorming using the Open Minds card game / Hypothesis Creation / Creating Digital Assets

16 September 2023, 09:00 - 12:00
1 x 3-hour development session (date TBC):
Introduction to Design Principles / Assumption Testing / Accessibility and Inclusion / Collaborative Prototyping

October 2023 - 9th to 14th
You’ll collaborate with participants from across Europe in a week-long immersive Creative Innovation Lab, developing and prototyping your design ideas:
Hands-on prototyping using the Open Minds toolkit / International presentations / Experimentation and product development / Project presentations

🌐 Where is it happening?

Zagreb, Croatia; hosted at FabLab (TBC).

🧠 What will I learn?

You’ll develop skills in design principles, coding, making with electronics, physical computing, and accessible design.

Working with people from diverse backgrounds, you’ll expand your cultural horizons and create lasting connections.

🌍 Who will I meet?

You’ll collaborate with participants from Finland, Croatia, Portugal, Sweden, and Albania to create innovative solutions for a more inclusive society.

Out-of-hours activities and meals with visiting participants are an important part of the fun and fulfilling programme we’ve got planned for you.

💰 How much does it cost?

The course is funded by the EU through the Erasmus+ initiative and so is absolutely free to participants! 

Five selected participants from each of Finland, Croatia, Portugal and Albania will be fully funded to travel to Sweden to participate in the final international Creative Innovation Lab in Umeå, Sweden.

There are limited places, so reserve your place soon!

🏆 What will I get?

As well as acquiring new skills, making new designs that could improve the world and connecting with people from other countries, you will receive an EU Youthpass documenting your progress and new knowledge.

Youthpass is an internationally-recognised certificate of learning for activities supported by the Erasmus+: Youth in Action programmes and is an asset for any CV.

📣 Bring a friend!

Please share this opportunity with friends and family! Let’s design a world where everyone has the opportunity to contribute and thrive.

Register here or click the button below to take part in Open Minds

ℹ️ Read more about the Open Minds project and learn more about MTF Labs at https://mtflabs.net/openminds

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