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1. They talked about the 2019 Hear our Voices conference.
This conference was held in Graz, in Austria.
Many self-advocates took part in the conference
EPSA members discussed about the things
that should be improved for the next Hear our Voices conference.
For example: there should be more time
for the participants to get to know each other.
2. EPSA members also talked about organising conferences and meetings.
They talked about organising conferences and meetings better.
They said that accessibility at events is very important.
They also prepared rules for organisers, speakers and participants.
3. EPSA members talked about the Hear our Voices conference in 2021.
This conference will talk about employment.
The conference will be organised by one of Inclusion Europe’s members.
All Inclusion Europe’s members can apply to organise the conference.
EPSA will compare the applications
and choose who is going to organise the conference.
5. EPSA members talked about improving inclusion at Inclusion Europe.
They said that Inclusion Europe is doing well
in including everyone in their work.
But there are still some problems.
For example: Inclusion Europe should not use difficult words.
- Women are more often than men excluded from jobs
and cannot take part in society.
EPSA members talked about organising
events, conferences and trainings
for women with disabilities to include them more.
- People with complex support needs
are more difficult to work with.
It’s more difficult for them to come to meetings
because many of them are in institutions.
They also have problems of accessibility.
EPSA members talked about asking
for more money to solve this problem.
- It is difficult to involve young people in self-advocacy.
Young people have other interests.
EPSA members talked about organising events
for young people to talk about topics that are interesting for them.
For example: friendship and the Erasmus programme.
In the Erasmus programme, young people get to work
and study in a different country.
EPSA members also talked about involving
other self-advocacy groups in their work.
They want to exchange experiences
and work together.
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