Towards Inclusion conference

The EEG is organising Towards Inclusion conference to mark the 10 years since the release of the Špidla report 16 January 2020 in Brussels, Belgium.

Towards Inclusion conference participants (group photo)

Towards Inclusion conference participants

The conference is supported by DG Employment of the European Commission.

The purpose of the conference is to evaluate the progress made during the 10 years since the Špidla report:

  • how has the EU contributed to the transition from institutional to community-based care;
  • what needs to be done during the next 10 years?

Among the speakers are people who experience institutionalisation, experts on transition to community-based care and high-profile representatives of the European Commission.

See the conference agenda (.pdf)

Speakers at the conference include:

  • Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality (speech in full here)
  • Adriana Sukova, deputy director DG Employment of the European Commission
  • Vladimir Špidla, former Commissioner for employment
  • Elisabeta Moldovan, self-advocate, Ceva de spus (Romania)
  • Michal Ďorď, Vteřina poté (Czechia)
Commissioner Dalli with speakers Elisabeta Moldovan, Michal Dord and a Romania care-leaver at Towards Inclusion conference

Commissioner Dalli with speakers Elisabeta Moldovan, Michal Dord and a Romania care-leaver at Towards Inclusion conference

See full list of speakers here (.pdf).

Watch the conference livestream video here.

EEG statement on the occasion of the conference.

See also: New EEG publication Checklist to ensure EU-funded measures contribute to independent living by developing and ensuring access to family-based and community-based services.

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