*postponed to later this year (Autumn)
This event is postponed to later in the year. Details will follow on a new date as soon as possible.
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Professor Gerard Quinn of NUI Galway Centre for Disability Law and Policy and Georgette Mulheir, CEO of Lumos, co-chairs of the Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch initiative, are delighted to invite you to
A European Parliament event to launch the study:
Home Sweet Home
The European Structural and Investment Funds & The Right to Community Living for All: The Case for Improved Regulations
27th June 2017
12.30 – 14.30
European Parliament, Brussels
The event will be co-chaired by Mairead McGuinness, MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, other MEP co-host to be confirmed and Ioannis Dimitrakopoulos, Head of Equality and Citizens’ Rights Department EU Fundamental Rights Agency.
The last revision of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) regulations in 2013 represented a significant step toward realising the rights of millions of Europe’s most marginalised citizens, requiring that the funds be used to assist Member States in the process of transitioning to community and family based living across the life-course.
The purpose of the Study being launched is to take stock of the effectiveness of the last revision of the Regulations in supporting community living for all, it gathers experience from many sources on the implementation of the Regulations and it puts forward recommendations to build on the recent past and to improve the Regulations into the next round.
The launch event will welcome high-level representatives from the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials, self advocates and civil society organisations representing children, persons with disabilities and older people in Europe for rich discussions contributing to the upcoming debates about the shape and content of the next round of ESIF Regulations.
Please save the date, we look forward to welcoming you.
For European Parliament security reasons
Draft Programme is available to download in Word
Concept note is available to download in Word
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A light lunch and refreshments will be available from 12.00
Community Living for Europe is an independent initiative, that tracks how the clear commitment of the European Structural and Investment Fund regulations to support community living for children, persons with disabilities and older people is being achieved.