Children’s rights

The term is beginning all over Europe, and yet many children and teenagers with intellectual disabilities don't have the right to go to school as other pupils.
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Inclusion Europe, alongside other organisations, has endorsed a statement and key recommendations on the Right to Family, recognised under international law.
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José Smits is part of the team of Inclusion Europe. She is also the founder of Inclusion Europe’s Dutch member Inclusie Nederland. Some time ago José was invited to a conference in Leipzig, in Germany.
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Recently José Smits, Inclusion Europe's Secretary General and founder of Inclusie Nederland, was asked to participate in a conference about early intervention in Leipzig, Germany, by the European organisation Earlyaid. She went to talk about the importance of early intervention and to warn that austerity measures has led to a decline in services being offered to families.
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New research carried out by disability organisation Scope reveals that parents of disabled children suffer from stress and exhaustion due to the lack of emotional support.
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Eurochild has launched a call for contributors to the Poster Sessions at the ‘Children First: Better Public Spending for Better Outcomes for Children & Families’ Eurochild Annual Conference.
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Save the children has published a new report titled “Child Poverty and Social Exclusion – A matter of children’s rights”. The document urges European Union (EU) institutions, member states and policy makers to place children’s rights at the centre of their agenda, by acknowledging child poverty as a deprivation of their fundamental rights.
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The INAS Open European Athletics Championships took place between 11 and 15 June, in the Netherlands. The competition is an International Paralympic Committee sanctioned event, bringing together over 150 athletes with intellectual disabilities from up to 20 countries world-wide.
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Inclusion Europe joined the International Coalition for Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (OPCRC) on a Communications Procedure (also called OP3 CRC). The OP3 CRC is a United Nations (UN) international treaty which allows children to ask for justice at the international level by introducing a special communication procedure for this purpose.
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