In the context of our campaign for last year, we published a final document on the topic of legal capacity and citizenship, presenting an overview of what a lack of legal capacity means for people with intellectual disabilities across the European Union.
At the end of his compulsory secondary education, Rafael Calderón was told that he wasn’t able to learn more. Now he has become the first Spanish person with Down Syndrome to obtain a professional degree in Music.
On February 11, Unapei was at the National Disability Conference in France, an event at which the French President Emmanuel Macron was also present. During his intervention, Unapei's President Luc Gateau urged the government to find new support solutions for people with disabilities.
On 19 January, 8 men with intellectual disabilities were killed by a fire in a “care home” in Vejprty, Czechia. Another 30 people were injured. Messages of solidarity and concern about the situation of institutions in Europe came from all over the world.
The UN CRPD committee regularly reviews states that have ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Inclusion Europe's members are active in bringing the points of view of people with intellectual disabilities and their families to the attention of the committee. Find out more about what they have been up to.
With our new campaign, we want to raise awareness about ongoing discrimination of students with intellectual disabilities, and get a discussion going on how we can make inclusive education happen everywhere in Europe!