European Parliament seminar to discuss person-centred planning
On 19 November, Inclusion Europe will organise an important Policy Seminar at the European Parliament, concentrating on Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and particularly on the involvement of the community in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live independently. Hosted by Richard Howitt MEP, the event will discuss using person-centred planning in furthering the deinstitutionalisation process, drawing on the policy input of experts in the field and on good practices collected by partners in the New Paths to InclUsion Network.
Speakers will include Jan Jarab, Regional Representative for Europe of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, representatives from the Disability Unit in the European Commission, as well as heads of European-level Disability NGOs, project partners and self-advocates. With many self-advocates in the audience, the event will, for the most part, be accessible. You can find the agenda here.
To register, fill in this form and return it to Inclusion Europe Policy Officer Magdi Birtha at email@example.com. The registration deadline is 9 November.