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“Full life” for disabled people

30 June 2012

On 29 June 2012 anEU-funded project implemented by “Full Life” NGO launched a two-day conference on social inclusion for people with disabilities.
The conference focused on the equality of citizens in Armenia, protection of the constitutional rights of people with disabilities, and accessibility to and availability of environmental, medical, social and educational provisions. Special emphasis was also given to the problem of improving workplace accessibility for people with disabilities, and of providing all necessary provisions for their social inclusion. As the chairperson of Disabled Peoples’ International European Region Committee, Jean-Luc Simon, mentioned during his opening speech, ‘the protection of the rights of people with disabilities is more than an obligation: it’s a challenge’.
The conference was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “Everything for us – with us” project. With a timeframe of 24 months, the project encompasses 19 communities in 4 regions: Lori, Shirak, Aragatsotn and Gegharkunik. The project is based on the widespread European approach of “Nothing about us without us”. In this context, the problems of people with disabilities are viewed within the framework of a participatory model, which is aimed at having a more inclusive, accessible and adaptive society.

“Full life” for disabled people

On 29 June 2012 anEU-funded project implemented by “Full Life” NGO launched a two-day conference on social inclusion for people with disabilities. The conference focused on the equality of citizens in Armenia, protection of the constitutional rights of people with disabilities, and accessibility to and availability of environmental, medical, social and educational provisions. Special emphasis was also given to the problem of improving workplace accessibility for people with disabilities, and of providing all necessary provisions for their social inclusion. As the chairperson of Disabled Peoples' International European Region Committee, Jean-Luc Simon, mentioned during his opening speech, ‘the protection of the rights of people with disabilities is more than an obligation: it's a challenge’. The conference was organised within the framework of the EU-funded “Everything for us – with us” project. With a timeframe of 24 months, the project encompasses 19 communities in 4 regions: Lori, Shirak, Aragatsotn and Gegharkunik. The project is based on the widespread European approach of “Nothing about us without us”. In this context, the problems of people with disabilities are viewed within the framework of a participatory model, which is aimed at having a more inclusive, accessible and adaptive society.