Last January, Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa was interviewed by David Klimeš for the Czech news-server Aktuálně.cz. They talked about deinstitutionalisation, rights of people with intellectual disabilities and the use of EU funding to improve the social system in the country.
Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa wrote a blog post about the interview he gave to the Czech business newspaper Hospodářské noviny. Milan was interviewed about the tragic death of 8 men with intellectual disabilities in a “care home” in Czechia and discussed the issue of institutions in the country.
Inclusion Europe's President Jyrki Pinomaa went to Manchester to meet with Learning Disability England and attend their conference. His thoughts and impressions about the organisation were very positive.
László Bercse is chair of the EPSA steering group. He took part in the "Belonging" conference organised by Inclusion International and AKIM Israel. Read more about László's experiences at the conference.
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.