DISCIT Making persons with disabilies full citizens

Hvinden presented DISCIT for the Disability High Level Group

Bjørn Hvinden. Photo: NOVA

Scientific Leader of DISCIT Bjorn Hvinden presented the main findings and recommendations of the project for the Disability High Level at the meeting 9 June 2016.

The Group has representatives of all EU Member States.

Hvinden emphasised the need to refocus public policy to ensure access to community and independent living for disabled people, and to use greater imagination, diversity and experimentation to enable disabled people to have relevant and accessible employment.

He highlighted the necessity to remove barriers to the effective use of affordable and accessible technology, and to strengthen provisions to enable all disabled people to participate in organisational and political activity on an equal basis with others.

Finally, he stressed the need for improving available information sources on the situation of persons with disabilities in Europe to allow monitoring the implementation of the UN CRPD in a consistent and reliable way across Member States.

Read more about The Disability High Level Group

Download Hvinden’s presentation (pdf): DISCIT PRESENTATION DISABILITY HIGH LEVEL GROUP FINAL 090616 HVINDEN

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