Senada Halilčević

[:de] “Residential institutions can never be the ‘preferred option’ for anyone”, Inclusion Europe has stressed in its analysis of the EU Council conclusions on Independent living. It is the first time that the Council of the European Union, which represents all EU member states, comes to conclusions on the topic of deinstitutionalisation. The EU Council...
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  Click on a word which is in bold to read what it means. Senada Halilčević is the Chair of the European Platform of Self-Advocates. She is also Vice-President of Inclusion Europe. Senada has written a text for a newsletter of the European Disability Forum. Here is what she wrote:     Imagine that you fall...
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[:en]Senada Halilčević is a self-advocate* from Croatia. She spent most of her life in institutions, but today she lives independently. Senada is not only the Vice-president of Inclusion Europe, but also the leader of EPSA, the European Platform of Self-Advocates. She works at ASA, a Croatian association for self-advocacy. László Bercse, a Hungarian self-advocate and...
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[:en]Everyone has the right to choose where and with whom to live and to be included in the community. Yet, nearly 1.2 million people across Europe are deprived of this fundamental human right and still live in institutions, hidden from the rest of the society. Keeping people in institutions is a human rights violation. Residents...
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