Inclusion Europe at the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019 – ETR

Inclusion Europe was at the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019. Many self-advocates and people working on disability rights had the chance to speak at the event

Inclusion Europe at the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019

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Inclusion Europe was at the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019. 


Many self-advocates and people working on disability rights 

had the chance to speak at the event. 

Pearl Lüthy from our member Insieme Switzerland said:  

“I go with my friends to my local secondary school.  

I want to have a good job  

and earn enough money to live where I want,  

just like my friends.  

It’s that simple!” 

Luminita Caldaras speaks for Inclusion Europe 

at the Women’s Committee of the European Disability Forum. 

Luminita said that she wants the next European Disability Strategy 

to take into account the needs of women with disabilities.  

Oscar Föllerer from our member  

Selbstvertretungszentrum Wien  

asked how the European Union can make sure  

that students with intellectual disabilities  

are not put in segregated schools. 

Inclusion Europe’s director Milan Šveřepa 

was one of the speakers of the event. 

During his speech, Milan talked about 

what we want from the next European Disability Strategy. 

These are some of the topics 

that the next European Disability Strategy should talk about: 

  • the right to make decisions
  • how we can get people out of institutions
  • how we can fight violence against women with disabilities 
  • the role of families

Moreover the strategy should have a version in easy to read and understand. 

The Access City Awards were celebrated  

at the end of the European Day of Persons with Disabilities. 

The Access City Awards give a prize to cities in Europe 

that have done a good job in being accessible. 

Évreux, a city in France, won one of the prices this year. 

Évreux provides information in easy-to-read. 

Their information points are also accessible. 

We also published a special newsletter 

for the European Day of Persons with Disabilities. 


Click to read the special newsletter 

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