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.
How to join Inclusion Europe meetings
The meetings will happen on Microsoft Teams.
Next online meetings:
Previous online meetings:
Self-advocacy activities during the Coronavirus emergency
Friday 22 May 2020,
15:00 –16:30 Brussels time
László Bercse, chair of the European Platform of Self-Advocates
Gary Bourlet and Samantha Clark, Learning disability England
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.
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?
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 home, families; people in residential institutions?
What are the main issues Anffas are working on related to Covid-19?
Czech/česky: Petr Třešňák čte z knihy Zvuky probouzení
pondělí 6. dubna, 16:00
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?
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.
Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.
This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.
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