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Community Living for Disabled People Must Be Made a Priority


Statement of the European Coalition for Community Living European Day of People with Disabilities 2007ust Be Made a Priority

As we mark the European Day of People with Disabilities, the European Coalition forCommunity Living (ECCL) calls on the Member States to take concrete steps to end theinstitutionalisation of people with disabilities by developing alternative services in theirlocal communities. While there has been much progress in promoting equal citizenship forpeople with disabilities in Europe, thousands still live in long-stay residential institutions,isolated from their communities and from the rest of society. Large institutions for peoplewith disabilities are not limited to Europe’s new Member States; they also exist in most ofthe ‘older Member States’. For these people, the concepts of equal opportunities, socialinclusion and respect for human rights are meaningless.Across the European Union, many Member States have adopted policies that promote the socialinclusion of people with disabilities through the closure of institutions and the provision ofcommunity-based services, including those controlled by disabled people. However, contrary tothe European Union’s Disability Action Plan 2006 — 2007¹ and the recently adopted UNConvention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, new institutions for people withdisabilities continue to be built in the European Union today.This year’s European Day of People with Disabilities conference, held in Brussels on 5 — 6December, focuses on people with disabilities as active players in the Internal Market. It is anopportunity to promote the free movement of people with disabilities and their access toquality social services, as well as other services of general interest. In order to achieve a trulyinclusive society in which people with disabilities have the freedom of movement and theopportunity to contribute to society as everyone else, they must have access to appropriateservices and support in their own local communities. Relevant regulations and policies shouldtherefore be revised so that they promote the development of community-based services moreeffectively². Such services and support must be developed as a matter of priority, using forexample, the EU’s regional structural funding mechanism. Moreover, if people with disabilitiesare to benefit from Europe’s human rights and social inclusion policies, the EuropeanCommission and individual Member States must commit to stop building new institutions forpeople with disabilities, to adopting a specific non-discrimination directive for people withdisabilities and to ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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The European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL) is a cross disability initiative which workstowards the social inclusion of people with disabilities by promoting the provision of comprehensive,quality community-based services as an alternative to institutionalisation. ECCL's visionis of a society in which people with disabilities live as equal citizens, with full respect for theirhuman rights. They must have real choices regarding where and with whom to live, choices intheir daily lives and real opportunities to be independent and to actively participate in theircommunities. To this end, ECCL advocates for and monitors progress towards de-institutionalisation inEurope, campaigns for, and provides information on, the development of comprehensive, qualitycommunity-based services and de-institutionalisation. The founding organisations of ECCLare Autism Europe, the Center for Policy Studies of the Central European University, the EuropeanDisability Forum, the European Network on Independent Living, Inclusion Europe, MentalHealth Europe and the Open Society Mental Health Initiative.


04.12.2007

All news:

Beijing 'sorry' for offending disabled
Government unveils new package for disabled children
China Sets Gold Standard in Offending Disabled
Smederevo Coalition
Way to Independence
On Empowerment
Assistive Technologies
Press Conference
Wishes could come true
Seminar on reforms of social protection system
National Conference on Gender Equality
Mobility International Seeks Young Adults
Wal-Mart settles with applicant with disability [USA]
First Contestant with a Disability to Compete for Miss USA Title
INFO - CENTER
INACCESSIBILITY IS DISCRIMINATION!
UN Convention on PWDs rights
Conference on National strategy for Youth
Bits and pieces from Slovenija
Meeting with Bozidar Djelic
Focus group “Social services for PWDs“
SHARE SEE Grantee Training
Make a date
It's Okay to Stare... Then Engage a Question!
Sombor hosted workshop "sex, gender, disability"
Dancing Beyond Disability
Seminar HUMAN BEING AND ITS ENVIRONMENT
Project From Alternative to Standardisation
The regional group of experts in social service provision for people with disabilities
Youth Regional conference
Are we going to Europe?
Disability Guide to Disneyland Paris
POI Conference "From cause to the result: New approaches towards disability"
Open Letter to the Government, Members of National Assembly Competent Institutions and Policy Makers
Centre plan for disabled actors
An Autistic Dream
MEETING ON DISABILITY ISSUES IN SERBIA
A PARAGIDM SHIFT FROM 'CHARITY' TO 'RIGHTS AND DIGNITY'
Transport benefits
New Visa rules
Disabled rights champion honoured
Map of the World
Serbia is going to sign UN CRPD
WORKSHOP IN CAIRO
Seminar on Women with Disabilities
Adaptation of living environment for Persons with Disabilities
Program „Contact Organisations from the Civil Society”
Community Living for Disabled People Must Be Made a Priority
Celebrating 3rd December
Celebrating the 3rd December 2007
FILM FESTIVAL OBSERVING 3 DECEMBER
National Umbrella Organisation mark 3rd of December
ENDING OF SHARE SEE TRAINING PROGRAM
SHARE SEE IV MODULE – NISKA BANJA
IMPORTANT DAYS TO CELEBRATE
To Ministry of Labor and Social Policy
SHARE SEE training in Predejane
Recognising the Rights of Girls and Women with Disabilities
SHARE SEE IV MODULE IN SMEDEREVO
Creation the Local Plans of Actions in Disability Area
SHARE SEE IV MODULE – BELGRADE
TODAY IS THE DAY OF UN
Goodbye mouse hello voice controls
Elena Pecaric
Award
AWARENESS RISING
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF POVERTY REDUCTION
ADA RESTORATION ACTION CENTER
WHERE IS SERBIA
Disability Rights Treaty on Verge of Making History?
The Days of European Heritage in Belgrade, 20-30 of September
Council of Europe in Zagreb
Seoul Declaration
Virtual interpreter turns speech into sign language
Strasbourg Freedom Drive
UN Convention
Jagodina hosted the Third Table tennis tournament "Jagodina Trophy"
Hungary ratified UN Convention
Convention on Child Protection
UN convention on disability rights reaches milestone in signatories
IIIrd INTERNATIONAL SMILING CHILD FESTIVAL
Your dressing room on the Internet
Chosen home life a basic right for disabled people
SPORT RESULTS
What Can They Do?
III Module of trainings accomplished
SHARE SEE trainings
Project with young activists finished
Special EUROBAROMETER 263 “Discrimination in the European Union”
Seminar on Independent Living in Macedonia
It's Deaf Awareness Week 7-13 May
International Day of Families (15 May)
European Coalitions
Social services in South East Europe
Test on Autism
UN Headquarters, New York, NY
Presentation the UN Convention in Belgrade
Presentation of UN Convention on rights of persons with disabilities in Jagodina
SHARE SEE training in Belgrade
SHARE SEE training for Leskovac cluster
SHARE SEE Module II in Nis
The U.S. Embassy has a pleasure to invite you
SHARE SEE trainings Module II
I N T E R V I E W
GATEWAY
DYSGRAPHIA
UN Study of Violence Against Women Finds 50% of Disabled Women Experience Abuse
Launch of the Year of Equal Opportunities
Interesting events
Survey reveals social attitudes to disability
Homes that Meet Life’s Changing Needs
Awards for the best Campaign, PAs and users within the PASS project
Design for Everyone, Disabled or Not
STRATEGY
EDUCATION FOR MEMBERS OF POLITICAL PARTIES IN NOVI SAD ON BASIC FACTS ON DISABILITY ISSUES!
AWARDS COMPETITION
UN Convention adopted
Tribune on UN Convention in Novi Sad
Round table in Sarajevo
Evropean Union and Persons with Disabilities
Promotion of International Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities
PASS presentation in Bosnia and Herzegovina
International Day of Disabled Persons
World Congress on Disability
N. Korea puts disabled in camps
Universal Design
European Conference in St Petersburg
UN reward to Poland
SHARE SEE Training in Belgrade
Antidiscriminatory practice in Norway
SHARE SEE Training in Leskovac
UN Convention
DISABLED PEOPLE FROM SPANISH INDEPENDENT LIVING MOVEMENT HAVE CANCELLED THEIR LOCK IN
8th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Rights and Dignity of Persons
UN AGREES ON DISABILITY TREATY TEXT
Geneva, 23 August 2006
SHARE SEE Training in Smederevo
SHARE SEE Training in Krusevac
UN Convention - 13 August 2006
Independent living hope
8th Conference of the European Union of Supported Employment
The implementation of Poverty Reduction Strategy goes on
Independent Living seminar in Tirana
E-ACCESSIBILITY TO BE THEME FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY
New CIL branch
CIL Sport Competition
United Nations takes a big step towards accessibility
Social service for PWDs in the Republic of Serbia
New EU diversity spot airing on MTV
Study visits in Brussels for delegates of disabled people organisations from the Western Balkans on 27-29 June 2006
Poverty
EDF Annual General Meeting
Brochure on CIL 10th Anniversary



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