EPR and Rehab Group met in Dublin, Ireland and online, for a day and half of interaction and inspiration. The framework of the conference was the EU Strategy for the Rights of People with a Disability adopted in 2021.
The event had plenary sessions, workshops, networking sessions and for those joining in-person,g a dinner and welcome drinks reception on the 21st with music – see below.
The event brought in external and EPR members’ expertise to promote good practice, mutual learning & understanding of trends in the areas of inclusive employment, independent living, equal opportunities and the rights-based approach to service provision to people with disabilities. Decision makers and other stakeholders brought insights to policy debates.
The sessions were interactive for those joining online as well as in Dublin.
Real time live captioning was provided via zoom for all plenary sessions, the workshop on quality and rights and on outcome measurement.
EPR meetings for members only (study visit, Coordinators, General Assembly) took place on the 21st only in-person – for more information see here. The registration for these activities was also via the Annual Conference registration form found below.
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The EU Strategy for the Rights of persons with Disabilities 2021 – 2030What is the EU Strategy? by Alicia Gómez Campos, EPR
Quality of services and rights by Donal McAnaney Ph.D.; and Laura Jones, EPR
Work Integration Social Enterprises and transitions to the mainstream labour market by Philipp Wegner, Shekulo Tov; and Michael Longhino, Chance B
Supporting older people with a disability by Roberto Zanon, EPR; and Roser Fernández, AURA Foundation
Outcome measurement – good practice & working with funders by Donal McAnaney Ph.D.; and Aleksandra Tabaj, URI
Pathways to employment – discussing good practices and recommendations from the EPR task force by Mario Verzele and Patrick Ruppol, GTB
Assistive technology for independent living by Joan O’Donnell, FreedomTech
Highlights from Rehab Group – Assisted Decision Making and Behavioural Therapy by Nicola Hardy, Rehab Group