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Human Rights: a reality for all persons with disabilities?

Event date: 17 Oct 18

Wednesday, 17/10/2018, 15:00-18:30

Human Rights: a reality for all persons with disabilities?

Date

17 Oct 18

Time

15:00

Open mic event on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Human Rights: a reality for all persons with disabilities? 

 

Wednesday, 17/10/2018, 15:00-18:30 

Brussels, European Parliament

Room ASP 1 G2

 

14:30-15:00 Registration 

15:00-15:10 Opening - Welcome speech (/es)

15:10- 16:10

1st Panel- Disability Rights and European Parliament upcoming elections; increasing access to the political process for persons with disabilities

Moderator: MEP KUNEVA Kostadinka (GR, SYRIZA)

- Mr Jorge FALCATO, Member of the Portuguese Parliament (PT)

- Mr Charalambos CHRISTOPOULOS, Special advisor for issues related to the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities (GR)

- Mrs Nadia HADAD, Executive Committee Member, European Disability Forum (EDF)

Round of discussion - Q&A

16:10-17:00

2nd Panel- Disability in EU and international law

Moderator: MEP MATIAS Marisa (PT, Bloco de Esquerda)

- Mrs Anna LAWSON, Law Professor, Director of Leeds University-wide interdisciplinary Centre for Disability Studies, Leeds University (UK)

- Mr Adolf RATZKA, Member of the advisory board of ENIL

- Mrs Inmaculada PLACENCIA PORRERO, Deputy Head of Unit for Rights of Persons with Disabilities DG Justice, European Commission 

Round of discussion - Q&A

17:00-17:15 Coffee Break

17:15-18:15

3rd Panel- Knocking down walls to live independently

Moderator: MEP BJÖRK Malin (SV, Vänsterpartiet)

- Mrs Nevena PENEVA, Disability Rights expert, Equality and Citizens' Rights Department, Fundamental Rights Agency 

- Mrs Veronika KALLANDER, Sundbybergs´ city Municipal Assembly representative, Member of the Political Board of Vänsterpartiet (SV)

- Mr Bilbo SPåNGBERG, Disability Rights activist, Member of Vänsterpartiet, (SV)

- Mrs Diana SANTOS. CVI - Center of Independent Life (PT)

Round of discussion - Q&A

 

 For more information contact: kostadinka.kuneva@europarl.europa.eu

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