TOWARDS COMMUNITY LIVING: current realities & future challenges


The Conference “TOWARDS COMMUNITY LIVING: current realities & future challenges” - Skopje on the 7-8 October 2010.

The general goal of the conference will be to facilitate the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in society, in the light of the UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

It will be achieved by enriching the discussion with the variety of situations from all regions of Europe, as we believe that mutual learning is a key for success. Speakers and participants from all parts of the Continent will have the opportunity to share their experience and build networks at all levels. It should enable them to better understand their differences, but also to potentially pave the way for a common vision of how to concretely contribute to the improvement of living conditions for persons with disabilities.

The discussions will be based on:

  • The specific situation of stakeholders involved in the Disability sector in the different regions of Europe and the challenges they are facing
  • The wish to promote, facilitate and enhance cooperation practices among stakeholders of the Disability sector
  • The international policies and texts relevant for the sector

Who should attend?

- Professionals, service providers

- People with disabilities and their families

-  Researchers, educators

-  Policy Makers

Conference venue: Hotel Continental, Skopje, Macedonia

Information & Registration:

Conference languages: Macedonian-English- German-French


EASPD, Republic centre for support of persons with intellectual disability (PORAKA), Open the Windows and the Macedonian Scientific Society for Autism


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Department for International Development

Department for International Development

Handicap International

Handicap International

European Commission European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights

European Commission European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

Disability Monitor Initiative in South East Europe is managed by the Center for Society Orientation – COD (Centar za orijentaciju društva).

The mandate of COD is to support capacity building of local actors in the Republic of Serbia and other countries of Southeast Europe during transition period, in order to enable all marginalized groups, with a special focus on people with disabilities, enjoying their fundamental human rights and equal opportunities.

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