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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.
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EASPD is organising the “Towards Community living: current realities, future challenges” conference in Skopje on 7-9 October 2010.
The general goal of the conference will be to facilitate the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, in the light of the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It also aims at promoting the broadest cooperation of stakeholders involved in the disability sector, across borders and cultural differences.
Conference venue: Skopje, Former Yugoslavian Republic Of Macedonia. More information to come at a later stage
Date event: 7-9.10.2010
Registration via the event website.

EASPD is organising the “What about me? – Including the most excluded – Improving the quality of life of people with profound disabilities” conference in Helsinki on 3-4 June 2010.
The UN Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities promotes, protects and ensures the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and promotes respect for their inherent dignity. People with disabilities are persons with rights, and they are entitled to claim these rights and make decisions for themselves. Full and effective participation and inclusion in society is recognized in the Convention.
The UN Convention and all these values should also be a reality for persons with high support needs and this creates challenges for people concerned, families, service providers and local communities.
The conference speakers from across Europe and beyond will explore ways of promoting these principle values and making the UN Convention a reality in the lives of persons with high support needs.
Conference venue: Scandic Continental, Helsinki, Finland
Date event: 3-4.6.2010
Registration via the event website.