On Wednesday the 3rd of February 2021, the European Committee of Social Rights made public its decision concerning the collective complaint of the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues (FIDH) and Inclusion Europe v. Belgium
It is well known that "care" institutions of this kind are not suitable for living and represent a danger to the safety of their residents. The causes of the fire now must be investigated properly, and the survivors must get a chance to live in the community.
Digitalisation, EU funds, anti-discrimination laws, employment strategies ... people with intellectual disabilities are affected by nearly all EU laws and policies. Inclusion Europe has joined a call by the European Disability Forum, eight Members of the European Parliament and other organisations.
The European Mobility Week takes place from 16 to 22 September. On this occasion, the European Disability Forum (EDF) has sent an open letter to EU governments regarding the revision of the EU Rail Passenger's Regluation.
Ahead of the 13th June meeting of the EPSCO Council, we have joined COFACE-Families Europe and 11 other European civil society networks to co-sign a joint letter calling on the national governments to move towards swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Directive.
It was with sadness and shock, but not surprise, that we learned about the abuses (including physical violence and mental torture) that persons with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and persons with autism were subjected to at the Whorton Hall specialist hospital in the United Kingdom.
Our Voting Champion in April is Carmen Piquer of "Som Fundació".
Carmen regained her right to vote in 2015, following lengthy legal procedures. Now she tells others about the electoral process and encourages them to go to vote.
Every adult should be allowed to vote without discrimination. People with disabilities can only use this right if voting procedures becomes accessible. And recent developments in different EU countries are encouraging: Progress is happening.