Our director Milan Šveřepa wrote an article on Apolitical, an international platform that provides information to governments. The article is focused on children with disabilities living in institutions, promoting deinstitutionalisation as the only way forward.
As the votes in European Elections 2019 were being counted and first results announced on Sunday night, we could see a video of self-advocates talking about voting being played in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. And it became clear to me: These were elections like never before.
Inclusion Europe went to Barcelona for a meeting of the Human Rights working group at the offices of our member Som Fundació.
This meeting was a great opportunity to update members about our work, but also to learn their news.
Our policy officer Guillaume Jacquinot went to Dunkirk at the end of April to attend an event organised by our member “Papillons Blancs de Dunkerque”. The event focused on the European Union, how we benefit from it and why it is important.
José Smits is part of the team of Inclusion Europe.
She is also the founder of Inclusion Europe’s Dutch member
Inclusie Nederland. Some time ago José was invited
to a conference in Leipzig, in Germany.
Recently José Smits, Inclusion Europe's Secretary General and founder of Inclusie Nederland, was asked to participate in a conference about early intervention in Leipzig, Germany, by the European organisation Earlyaid. She went to talk about the importance of early intervention and to warn that austerity measures has led to a decline in services being offered to families.