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EPR and EDF are pleased to invite you to

an interactive event on the topic of co-production

What is co-production and how does it relate to empowerment?
What does co-production look like in practice?
What are the barriers to empowering co-production practices and how can they be overcome?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the afternoon.

EPR worked with researchers from the European Network for Independent Living to develop the concept for a study which aims to analyse good practices from EPR members in the field of co-production of services, focusing on people with disabilities.

For the study, ‘co-production’ is understood to mean equal partnership and collaboration between service providers and people using services. Co-production is about recognising that people who use services are experts in their own right, rather than passive recipients of care, and about involving them in the shaping of services. Co-production practices can be applied at all stages of service delivery – in the planning, design, delivery and evaluation of services.

The findings of the study and some examples will be presented.

Key actors representing service providers and service users will contribute to the discussions. In the spirit of co-production, all participants will be facilitated to engage in the debate and develop recommendations for next steps.

The draft programme will be published in the coming days.
This event is open to all interested stakeholders.
Registration is mandatory

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Inclusion Europe

The European Association of Societies of
People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families

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Brussels, 5 November 2015

Dear colleagues,

 

On 19 November, Inclusion Europe will organise an important Policy Seminar at the European Parliament, concentrating on Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and particularly on the involvement of the community in supporting people with intellectual disabilities to live independently. Hosted by Richard Howitt MEP, and featuring speakers including Jan Jarab, Regional Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and Peter Lambreghts, from the European Network for Independent Living, the event will discuss using person-centred planning in furthering the deinstitutionalisation process. The seminar will also draw on the policy input of experts in the field and on good practices collected by partners in the New Paths to InclUsion Network, a project Inclusion Europe has been involved in for the past 3 years.

We would very happy if you could join our event, and disseminate it among your contacts. With many self-advocates in the audience, as well as some presenting, we are trying our best to organise an accessible event, but one that would also bring person-centred planning on the EU agenda.

You can find a full agenda, as well as a registration form here: http://inclusion-europe.eu/?p=1224

We look forward to hearing from you soon, and would welcome your important contribution to our event.

Best regards,

The Inclusion Europe team

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The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), this year with a focus on independent living and political participation. Data on 150 countries were collected, together with 50 Innovative Practices and Policies that can be considered as worldwide role models in their fields.
Find the whole Zero Project Report online at http://www.zeroproject.org. The website also gives you the opportunity to research Social Indicators in all 150 countries on world maps, or to search the database for all the Innovative Practices and Policies that have been analysed and selected since 2013: Employment (2013), Accessibility (2014) and now Independent Living and Political Participation.
The Zero Project takes a network approach. In the last three years, more than 3,000 experts around the world have contributed with their knowledge and expertise.

This is a reminder for 1st International OASIS (www.oasis-project.eu) Conference that will take place on November 4-5, 2009 in Florence, Italy. It will provide a forum to present current and future work as well as to exchange ideas in the field of Independent Living and Autonomous Mobility for elderly.

OASIS is a Large Scale Integrating Project – partially funded by the European Commission (FP7-ICT 215754) – with the aim to develop an open and innovative reference architecture, based upon ontologies and semantic services, that will allow plug and play and cost-effective interconnection of existing and newly developed services in all domains required for the independent and autonomous living of older people and their enhanced Quality of Life.

Topics that will be addressed:
– How to support holistically the independent living and mobility of the elderly across Europe?
– How to connect services for the elderly in an one-stop-shop fashion and interrelate/ integrate them?
– What are the elderly and their families/carers primary needs, concerns and expectations from the technologies and services arising?

These, and much more, are to be presented in Florence, in the 1st International OASIS Conference.

Registration and full details are available at the OASIS website.

With inclusion in the information society growing in importance, the Commission has identified the urgent need to clarify ethical issues in order to respect the rights of users and enable thriving markets to develop (June 2007 Commission Communication on Ageing Well in the Information Society and the November 2007 Communication on e-Inclusion). Ethical issues related to inclusion in the information society concern amongst others ICT for healthy and independent living of elderly people, assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, ICT for integration of marginalised young people or migrants. All these themes were discussed in a workshop held in Brussels on 16 March 2009 – the first of a series of three – organised by the eInclusion Unit. Objective of these meetings is to set up criteria for selecting best ethical practices in the field of eInclusion as seen by all stakeholders: industry, research community, civil society, regional authorities, end users. Participation was restricted to speakers and a selected stakeholder and expert panel.

More information here.