Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli gave a speech at the "Towards Inclusion" conference in Brussels on "What is the vision of the future of deinstitutionalisation and role of EU?" Read it here in many different languages.
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.
At the "Towards Inclusion" conference, the Commissioner for Equality found strong words against institutionalisation. EPSA member Elisabeta Moldovan talked about her experiences growing up in institutions.