Remote public hearing "Towards independent living: De-institutionalisation and the role of families as carers of persons with disabilities"

Hybrid event via Interactio, online platform - Thursday, 16 September 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Draft Agenda

09.00 a.m. - 09.30 a.m. | Testing connections

09.30 a.m. - 09.40 a.m. | Introduction

  • Pietro Barbieri, President of the EESC Thematic Study Group

09.40 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | Panel 1

Moderator: Marie Zvolská, TSG DIS Member

  • Saša Mlakar, Secretary for coordination of international affairs for PWD, Slovenian Presidency
  • Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, DG EMPL C3 (Disability and Inclusion), European Commission
  • Jose Gusmao, Disability Intergroup, European Parliament
  • Robert Jan Uhl, Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA)
  • Carlo Giacobini, Director of Esplicando Disabilita
  • Luc Zederloo, European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)

Questions & Answers

11.30 a.m. - 11.45 a.m. | Break

11.45 a.m. - 12.55 p.m. | Panel 2

Moderator: Hana Popelková, TSG DIS Member

  • Testimonial by Petr Lanik, a young person with disabilities who transitioned from an institution to the community in Czech Republic
  • Elena Improta, caregiver and Director, Association "Oltre lo sguardo" ONLUS
  • Catherine Naughton, Director, European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Camille Roux, COFACE Families Europe
  • Ines Bulic, European Network for Independent Living (ENIL)
  • Milan Šveřepa, Inclusion Europe

Questions & Answers

12.55 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Pietro Barbieri, President of the Thematic Study Group on Disability Rights

Participants can speak FR/EN/IT/DA/PT/CS/PL/SK/LT/RO and listen to FR/EN/IT/PL


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