Maureen Piggot

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It was a source of great concern: the draft General Comment on article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD); “Living independently and being included in the community”. It is an issue which affects every person with an intellectual disability, and also their family members. The General Comment further...
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    Click here for the easy-to-read version “I’m very happy to have friends, family and a partner. But all people with intellectual disabilities should have the same.” Ellen Goodey, self-advocate from Inclusion Europe’s member mencap, got to the heart of this year’s Europe in Action conference in her speech. The three-day-event was all about...
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  The European Disability Forum (EDF) has adopted an Emergency Resolution on the Accessibility Act during its Annual General Assembly. In this resolution, EDF calls upon the European Parliament to significantly amend the report of its Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection. The report had weakened the original proposal of the Commission in key provisions, which means that the...
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Participants from all over Europe met to discuss common challenges and the priorities of the European Platform of Self-Advocates for the next three years An easy-to-read event report will be published in our next “Europe for Us” newsletter. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive “Europe for Us”. Self-Advocates from Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Spain...
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[:de]The UK referendum has stunned the world. Inclusion Europe, itself an expression of the belief in international cooperation, has to ask what this means for our movement and for the current and future generations of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our founding principles are respect, solidarity and inclusion. They are the touchstones for...
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Inclusion Europe and Anffas welcomed more than 350 participants to the Europe in Action Conference, a yearly event that has become a tradition for many people with intellectual disabilities, their families, carers and representative organisations. The event, which took place in Rome on 21 and 22 May addressed effective and innovating ways of strengthening the...
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