Planning Inclusive Communities Conference 27-28 March 2014

Challenges and Strategies of Local Implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)

The European Association of Service Providers of Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) together with the Centre for Planning and Evaluation of Social Services (ZPE) of the University of Siegen are pleased to invite you to the international conference on Planning Inclusive Communities in Siegen, Germany from 27th to 28th of March 2014. The conference is organized in partnership with various German and European partner organizations. It is supported by the Ministry of Employment, Integration and Social Affairs of Northrhine-Westfalia as part of federal programme “NRW-Inclusive”, and the Disctrict of Siegen-Wittgenstein.

The conference is focus on the concepts and practices for implementation of the UNCRPD in municipalities, communities and local entities. We discuss the development of effective pathways to inclusive communities based on political responsibility, active citizenship, and stakeholder participation. A special attention will be given to the the role of service providers in the building of inclusive environment for all and the challenges they face in this process. The conference will provide opportunities for the different stakeholders to exchange experiences, as well as to present innovative local planning instruments and a wide range of examples of inclusive practices in rural and urban regions.

You can follow the conference live in the internet. Click here!