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ADventure In EUrope (ADIEU) is an EU funded event for young people with a visual impairment. Each summer we gather for a week of culture, technology and leisure activities.

The camp is now in its 18th year and attracts participants and staff from all over Europe and beyond. ADIEU is hosted by a different European country each summer.

The event has taken place in: Austria, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Slovenia, The United Kingdom, Switzerland, Hungary, Greece, and Finland, and will next be held in Translyvania, Romania, in July/August 2012.

Each summer, we organise for groups of young visually impaired people and accompanying staff to attend from across the UK.

The UK's participation in the camp is funded and organised by the national charity VICTA Children together with JISC TechDis, a leading UK advisory service on technologies for inclusion.

For more information about VICTA Children and JISC TechDis, visit their websites:

VICTA Children website
JISC TechDis website

What's in a name?

In 2009 we adopted a new name: Adventure in Europe (or ADIEU for short, which in French means 'farewell'). The event was formerly known as the International Computer Camp (and internationally this remains its name). We've decided to make this change to reflect the broadening theme and purpose of the event. Although technology is still an important part, a growing majority of the activities focus on cultural exchange and leisure activity. In recent years an increasing number of participants have opted solely to take part in these activities in place of the traditional computer workshops. For this reason, it makes sense to give the event a more encompassing and representative name. For more information about the holiday, please explore the FAQ section and download the information folder.

Our main aim as organisers is to provide our participants with an enjoyable and unfortgetable experience in an overseas country: A week of adventure, culture and technology - and certainly not a week glued to a computer screen!

ADIEU 2012, Romania
Adventure, Culture and Technology!

Cluj School for the Visually Impaired
Transylvania, Romania - home to Dracula!!

31 July - 8 August, 2012
Applications welcome from secondary school pupils in years 11 to 13 and students in further/higher education (up to age 20 at time of applying).

Participation fee: 350

A unique event involving visually impaired young people from over 15 different countries within and beyond Europe.

Spend a week in a multicultural, international and accessible environment; choose from a wide range of interesting workshops from the latest technologies, to drama, music, cuisine and life skills, tutored in English by international specialists; and enjoy a busy leisure and cultural programme of activities and outdoor pursuits.

Places are available to young people with a visual impairment with an interest in technology and a thirst for adventure and cultural experience. All abilities are catered for.

A small group of participants will be attending the event from the UK, accompanied by experienced staff. The participation fee is 350. Financial support is available to families with limited funds.

If you would like to find out more about the holiday please either contact the organiser via the Contact Us page or download an information folder and application form available in the How to Apply section. Please enquire early to save disappointment. The closing date for applications is March 15th, 2012. Priority will go to those who have not attended the camp before.

If you work with young people with a visual impairment and would like to pass on information about the event, please feel free to make use of our flyer:

MS Word fileFlyer for ADIEU 2012

A group photo of the UK participants during the holiday in Finland, 2007

Come and join us next summer!

Transi+ions Week, 2012
A headstart into higher education!

Caldecotte Project
Milton Keynes

Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st, August, 2012
Applications welcome from secondary school and 6th form pupils in years 11 to 13 (Scottish S4/S5/S6), FE college students and first year university undergraduates.

Participation fee: 40

The Transi+ions week gives you the opportunity to meet with other young people from across the UK and to develop skills, confidence and support in successful transition between school, college and/or university.

The transition from school, 6th form or FE college to life at university is a big step for anyone but how do you go about preparing yourself if you also have a visual impairment? How do you make sure that you get the equipment, provisions and support that you need to access your course? How do you know who to approach and what to ask for? How can you help yourself? And of course life at university is not all about studying... how will you meet new friends and build up an active social life away from home, how will you manage living independently... and all the other new things student life brings with it...?

During the Transi+ions week you'll get the chance to meet other young people in exactly the same position as you as well as some who have already started university. You'll share your hopes and fears, have fun, blow off some steam and learn some really handy tips which will hopefully help you on your way to a successful transition to life at university.

The Transi+ions week is funded and organised by VICTA Children in partnership with JISC TechDis and ADIEU.

If you would like to find out more about the weekend please either contact us via the Contact Us page or download the flyer and application form below. Please enquire early to save disappointment. The closing date for applications is May 30th, 2012.

MS Word fileFlyer and Application Form