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Conference: Implementing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and Bank Austria are working together to organize an International Conference on January 22-23, 2012, Vienna, Austria on future policies which successfully implement the rights of people with disabilities.   Supported by the EFC European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disabilities, the event will gather policy makers, academic institutions, practitioners, public servant, disability rights activists, NGOs, media, enterprises and foundations.  Most of Consortium members will participate playing an active role.  During the conference, the six most encouraging examples of political responsibility will be presented and discussed.  These policies will focus on topics such as education, personal assistance, employment, voting rights, antidiscrimination, accessibility and independent living.  The conference programme can be downloaded here.

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