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Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations

13 December 2017

Agenda

9.00 a.m. – 9.30 a.m. Registration and coffee

9.30 a.m. – 09.50 a.m. Opening remarks

  • Irena Petraitienė, Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, Rapporteur for EESC opinion on "Structural Funds General Provisions"

09.50 a.m. – 10.40 a.m. Panel 1: Which results have been achieved for the inclusion of persons with disabilities with the help of ESIF so far?

Moderator: Christophe Lefevre, Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights (EESC)

  • Andor Urmos, Unit for Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, DG REGIO, European Commission (EC)
  • Marie-Anne Paraskevas, Unit for ESF and FEAD: Policy and Legislation, DG EMPL, European Commission (EC)
  • Philippe Monfort, Cohesion policy report, DG REGIO, European Commission (EC)
  • Mauro D'Attis, Rapporteur of the Opinion on the European Pillar of Social Rights, Committee of the Regions

Open floor discussion

10.40 a.m. – 11.35 a.m. Panel 2: How to implement the partnership principle for a better use of ESIF?

Moderator: Linas Lasiauskas, Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights (EESC)

  • Marily Christofi, National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP), expertise on disability and accessibility issues
  • Maria Tussy-Flores, European Programmes Unit, ONCE Foundation (Foundation for Cooperation and Social Inclusion of People with Disabilities of Spain)
  • Catherine Naughton, European Disability Forum (EDF)

Open floor discussion

11.35 a.m. – 12.50 a.m. Panel 3: Good  practices in the use of funds

Moderator: Madi Sharma, Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights (EESC)

  • Natasa Kokic, European Network for Independent Living (ENIL) - Campaign EU FUNDS for our Rights
  • Irina Papancheva, Lumos Foundation – Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch
  • João Pinto, Erasmus Student Network (ESN) – Mapped Project

Open floor discussion

12.50 a.m. – 1 p.m. Conclusions

  • Irena Petraitienė, Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

#ESIF, #EUDisability, #EESC

Participants can speak in English, French, Danish, Italian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Slovenian and listen to English, French, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish.

International sign language interpretation provided

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