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[:de]The UK referendum has stunned the world. Inclusion Europe, itself an expression of the belief in international cooperation, has to ask what this means for our movement and for the current and future generations of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. Our founding principles are respect, solidarity and inclusion. They are the touchstones for...
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[:en] Today, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care (EEG) coalition published a joint open letter to Czech authorities to express our deep concern about the Calls for Proposals number 29 and 30 on the development of social services, under the Integrated Regional Operational Programme (IROP). We believe these proposals...
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[:en]Following the Netherlands in January 2016, Finland has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) on 11 May 2016 including its Optional Protocol. The Convention entered into force on 10 June 2016. This is a giant leap towards Finland becoming an inclusive society. You can see below pictures of Inclusion...
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[:en]JOINT PRESS RELEASE The European Commission (EC) recently published its 2016 country-specific recommendations (CSRs) to Member States. Following positive statements on the way social care and support should be provided in the last few years by the European Commission, the European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-Based Care (EEG) welcomes several recommendations...
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[:de] Inclusion Europe and Fenacerci welcomed more than 150 participants to the Europe in Action Conference 2016. This annual event has become an unmissable opportunity for many persons with intellectual disabilities, families, carers and representative organisations to share knowledge, experiences and ideas. The event, which took place in Lisbon from 26 to 28 May, gathered...
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[:en]On 26 May 2016, King Philip of Belgium requested to visit CVO Hoger Instituut der Kempen (CVO HIK), the Centre for Adult Education, which is an active participant in the Campus Life initiative, a project for inclusive education for adults with intellectual disabilities. Inclusion Europe is partnering this project which, if accepted, will commence this September. ICLife,...
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[:en]Everyone has the right to choose where and with whom to live and to be included in the community. Yet, nearly 1.2 million people across Europe are deprived of this fundamental human right and still live in institutions, hidden from the rest of the society. Keeping people in institutions is a human rights violation. Residents...
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[:en] It is with great sadness that Inclusion Europe has learned about the recent passing of its Founding Member Mr. Tom Mutters. Tom Mutters (born 23 January 1917 in Amsterdam; † 1 February 2016 in Marburg, Hessen) was the Dutch founder of Lebenshilfe (Life-Help) Germany. Together with parents and professionals, he founded it on 23...
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[:en]Inclusion Europe and Anffas welcomed more than 350 participants to the Europe in Action Conference, a yearly event that has become a tradition for many people with intellectual disabilities, their families, carers and representative organisations. The event, which took place in Rome on 21 and 22 May addressed effective and innovating ways of strengthening the...
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