PRESS RELEASE: Brussels, 21 March 2012
People with intellectual disabilities have a right to real jobs. Given the worrying impact of austerity policies on people with disabilities in Europe, the need to ensure their right to work is more pressing than ever.
Devoted to enhancing inclusive work opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities, the 2012 ‘Europe in Action’ conference will take place from 31 May – 2 June in in Brussels.
The 2012 annual conference of Inclusion Europe promises a fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences on improving access to the labour market. Self-advocates, family members, professionals, service-providers and decision-makers will discuss relevant policies and practices in four thematic strands:
- Welfare and employment: the road to inclusive policies
- Designing and implementing inclusive employment services
- Training and support needs of people with intellectual disabilities
- Examples of good practices
The event is organised in cooperation with ANAHM/NVHVG, a national organisation representing the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in Belgium.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English, French and Dutch.
For more information, please, visit the conference website www.EuropeInAction.org.
About the organisers:
Inclusion Europe (IE) is the European voice and representation of over 70 member organisations of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Founded in 1988, Inclusion Europe has a 22-year track record of successful operation and defending the rights of its constituency. www.inclusion-europe.org
ANAHM / NVHVG is a watchdog organsation which defends the rights and interests of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in Belgium. Founded in 1959, ANAHM works in close collaboration with AFrAHM (Association Francophone d’Aide aux handicapés Mentaux) and Inclusie Vlaanderen which have developed many services to people with intellectual disabilities.
For more information about the event, please, contact:
Tel.: +32 2 502 28 15
Fax: +32 2 502 80 10