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The registrations for the Europe in Action conference on “Love, life and friendship” are now open! Where and when? The conference will be jointly organised with Inclusion Czech Republic and will take place in Prague from 1 to 3 June 2017 (with associated meetings starting on 31 May). How can I register? To register, please...
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It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Rusi Stanev, a relentless advocate for the right of self-determination. Rusi had fought a long fight for independence after having been placed under guardianship in the year 2000, supported by his lawyer Aneta Genova, the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre and the Bulgarian Helsinki...
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    Mélanie has a dream: To present the weather forecast on TV. Inclusion Europe’s French member Unapei supported the young lady, who has Down’s Syndrome, on her way. The challenge? Having 100.000 people like her facebook page, “Mélanie peut le faire” – “Mélanie can do it”. The goal was met within barely six days...
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  “Would the world be a better place if people with low IQs were not allowed to reproduce?” This was the question the dating platform OkCupid had published on their website, as one of the statements allowing to “match” their users. Inclusion Europe’s UK member Mencap had already challenged the platform on this discriminatory and insulting...
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  Approximately 70 people participated at Inclusion Europe’s member AKIM Israel‘s first self-advocates’ conference, which was held at the IBM headquarters. The conference was led by people with intellectual disabilities, with the intention to inspire each other and allow for mutual learning from their respective activities regarding relationships, leadership and the promotion of rights in...
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  Inclusion Europe members  Pentru Voi (Romania) and Lebenshilfe (Austria) have both been named “Innovative Practice 2017” in the area of Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training. The prizes were awarded by ZeroProject, an initiative which focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. Pentru Voi received an award for its Social Enterprises programme which promotes the...
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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] The right to vote is one of the fundamental rights of every citizen – Inclusion Europe calls all its supporters to help protect it. In Spain, the Constitutional Court has recently declined a request from a family to allow their daughter, Mara, to vote. This is unacceptable. It violates her right to participate in...
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Participants from all over Europe met to discuss common challenges and the priorities of the European Platform of Self-Advocates for the next three years An easy-to-read event report will be published in our next “Europe for Us” newsletter. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive “Europe for Us”. Self-Advocates from Belgium, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Spain...
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