Ahead of the 13th June meeting of the EPSCO Council, we have joined COFACE-Families Europe and 11 other European civil society networks to co-sign a joint letter calling on the national governments to move towards swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Directive.
Last Sunday was the last day of the European elections 2019. On Sunday night each European country was counting its votes. While this was happening, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels people could see a video of people with intellectual disabilities talking about voting.
The European Commission has made a campaign against discrimination at work. This is important for many people
and also for people with intellectual disabilities. We wrote an easy-to-read text about the campaign.
As the votes in European Elections 2019 were being counted and first results announced on Sunday night, we could see a video of self-advocates talking about voting being played in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. And it became clear to me: These were elections like never before.
It was with sadness and shock, but not surprise, that we learned about the abuses (including physical violence and mental torture) that persons with learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and persons with autism were subjected to at the Whorton Hall specialist hospital in the United Kingdom.