Inclusion Europe’s online meetings open to all

In order to keep the discussion going around the topics that matter for people with intellectual disabilities and their families, Inclusion Europe decided to host a series of online meetings.

Inclusion Europe's online meetings open to all

To raise awareness about situation of people with intellectual disabilities and families during the Coronavirus emergency, Inclusion Europe organises online exchanges and webinars. We also contribute to webinars organised by other organisations.

Read more about Coronavirus on our dedicated page.

How to join Inclusion Europe meetings

The meetings will happen on Microsoft Teams.

Read how to join an online meeting on Microsoft Teams (in easy-to-read).

Next online meetings:

Previous online meetings:

Self-advocacy activities during the Coronavirus emergency

Friday 22 May 2020,
15:00 –16:30 Brussels time

Speakers:
László Bercse, chair of the European Platform of Self-Advocates
Gary Bourlet and Samantha Clark, Learning disability England

EPSA opening statement (.pdf); in Hungarian (.pdf) – Learning disability England information (.pptx)

Minutes from the online meeting (.pdf)

 

France: impact of Coronavirus emergency on people with intellectual disabilities, families. Wednesday 13 May 2020. Isabelle Chandler, director of advocacy and influence at Unapei, talked about the impact of the Coronavirus emergency on people with disabilities in France.

Minutes from the online meeting (.pdf)

 

European Medical Students’ Association: Discrimination in COVID-19 Times, 8 May 2020. Speakers; Dr. Delanjathan Devakumar from the Lancet, Isabela Mihalache from the ERGO Network and Milan Sverepa from Inclusion Europe

 

Empower us: COVID19: Self-advocacy Organisations’ Strategies and Response

Soufiane El Amrani contributed to the self-advocacy webinar on 30 April with information from Europe.

 

Inclusion International: COVID19: Impact, Advocacy and Outreach – Sharing strategies for people with intellectual disabilities and their families

Milan Šveřepa contributed to the webinar on 23 April with information about situation for people with intellectual disabilities and families in Europe and the response of our members.

 

EDF: Lockdown measures during COVID-19: how it affects persons with disabilities

Milan Šveřepa contributed to the EDF webinar on 21 April with information about situation for people with intellectual disabilities and the response of Inclusion Europe and of our members. Recording of the webinar is here.

 

European disability movement during the Coronavirus emergency

Wednesday 15 April 2020
10:00 – 10:45 Brussels time

Catherine Naughton, director of the European Disability Forum (EDF) discusses about the impact of the Coronavirus emergency on people with disabilities in Europe. 

Other topics of the conversation:

What are the issues that European Disability Forum is addressing?
What resources are there to deal with the situation?

Minutes from the online meeting (.pdf)

 

Italy: impact of Coronavirus emergency on people with intellectual disabilities, families

Thursday 9 April 2020
16:00 – 16:45 Brussels time

Daniela Cannistraci and Gianfranco de Robertis from Anffas talked about the situation of people with intellectual disabilities and families  in Italy during the Coronavirus emergency.

What is the situation for people with intellectual disabilities, families in Italy?
Especially as regards to the
 health care access; people living at homefamilies; people in residential institutions?
What are the main issues Anffas are working on related to Covid-19? 

Minutes from the online meeting (.pdf)

 

Czech/česky: Petr Třešňák čte z knihy Zvuky probouzení

pondělí 6. dubna, 16:00

Pozvánka

 

Impact of Coronavirus emergency on people with intellectual disabilities, families

Thursday 2 April 2020
10:00 Brussels time

Jyrki Pinomaa exchanges about the Coronavirus emergency and how it affects people with intellectual disabilities and families.
Jyrki Pinomaa is president of Inclusion Europe and Inclusion Finland.
Jyrki has written a letter to our members and colleagues about the Coronavirus emergency.

  • What is the situation in Finland and in other countries?
  • Please prepare – we will ask: What should others know about the impact Coronaviruson people with intellectual disabilities in your country?

Minutes of the online meeting (.pdf)

 

Easy-to-read in Coronavirus emergency

Tuesday 31 March 2020
10:00 – 11:00, Brussels time

Inclusion Europe’s easy-to-read editor Soufiane El Amrani exchanges about easy-to-read to inform people with intellectual disabilities during the Coronavirus emergency.

Minutes of the Easy-to-read seminar (.pdf)

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