Rafael Calderón is a Spanish musician
with an intellectual disability.
He has Down Syndrome.
When he was at his secondary school,
he was told that he couldn’t learn more.
Now he has received a degree in Music.
Last January, Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa was interviewed by David Klimeš for the Czech news-server Aktuálně.cz. They talked about deinstitutionalisation, rights of people with intellectual disabilities and the use of EU funding to improve the social system in the country.
Inclusion Europe's Milan Šveřepa wrote a blog post about the interview he gave to the Czech business newspaper Hospodářské noviny. Milan was interviewed about the tragic death of 8 men with intellectual disabilities in a “care home” in Czechia and discussed the issue of institutions in the country.
On February 11, Unapei was at the National Disability Conference in France, an event at which the French President Emmanuel Macron was also present. During his intervention, Unapei's President Luc Gateau urged the government to find new support solutions for people with disabilities.
Inclusion Europe's President Jyrki Pinomaa went to Manchester to meet with Learning Disability England and attend their conference. His thoughts and impressions about the organisation were very positive.