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Defend the Right of Independent Living - How the EU´s austerity policy is undermining the lives of p

09/02/2012

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Hearing organised by GUE/NGL in collaboration with ENIL (European Network for Independent Living)

 

 

European Parliament, Room A1G2, Brussels

Thursday 9 February 2012 - 15.00 - 18.30

 

 

The hearing will be webstreamed on the www.guengl.eu

 

 

 

Panel 1: Understanding the impact of austerity measures on persons with disabilities


Moderator:

  • Kartika Liotard, MEP

 

Speakers:

  • Cecilia Wikström, MEP – Setting the scene;
  • John Evans OBE, Advisory Board member of the European Network on Independent Living;
  • Michael McCabe, Chairperson of the Centre for Independent Living Dublin;
  • Kapka Panayotova, Director of the Centre for Independent Living Sofia and Chairwoman of the European Network on Independent Living;
  • Prof. Alan Roulstone, Expert on global and European disability policy.

 

Discussion

 

Panel 2: Addressing the threat of cuts to the rights of persons with disabilities at the European level

 

Moderator:

  • Paul Murphy, MEP

 

Speakers:

  • Simona Giarratano, Policy Officer at the European Disability Forum;
  • Sian Jones, Policy Officer at the European Anti-Poverty Network (TBC);
  • Peter Lambreghts, European Network on Independent Living and Onafhankelijk Leven;
  • Representative of the European Commission (TBC).

 

Discussion

 

Reception to follow

 

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Please register by 02 february 2012 at secretariat@enil.eu

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