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Copenhagen Conference: Programme

Thursday, 7 June

8.30 – 9.15 Registration
9.15 – 9:45

Welcome address
Conference moderator: Simon Minty, Disability expert

9.45 – 10:00

EU and the CRPD: obligations arising from ratifying the Convention
Aurel Ciobanu-Dordea, Director of Directorate D-Equality, DG Justice, European Commission

10.00 – 11.15

The rights of persons with disabilities to participate and be included in community life
The session will examine issues related to:

  • legal capacity
  • the right to vote
  • involuntary placement and involuntary treatment

Mario Oetheimer, Programme Manager, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights [PDF][PDF]

Andrea Baršová, Director of Human Rights and Minority Protection Department, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic [PDF]

Gábor Gombos, Member of the UN CRPD Committee[PDF]

11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 13.00

he rights of persons with disabilities to make choices about their own lives

 

This session will examine issues related to:

  • independent living
  • de-institutionalisation
  • having a family
  • experiences of disability-based bullying and harassment

Kasia Jurczak, Programme Manager, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Corinne Clermont, Vice-president, Nous Aussi, France

Mike Smith, Commissioner, Equality and Human Rights Commission

13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.30

Breakout session 1: three parallel working groups

WG 1 Right to political participation

WG 2 Involuntary placement and involuntary treatment

WG 2 De-institutionalisation

19.00 Conference dinner (Hotel Hilton Copenhagen Airport)

Friday, 8 June

9.00 – 11.00

Breakout session 2: three parallel working groups

WG 1Legal capacity and supported decision-making

WG 2 Having a family

WG 3 Bullying and harassment

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30

Reporting from the working groups to the plenary

Rapporteur's Reports:

12.30 – 13.15

The way forward: taking up the key issues identified at the EU level

  • Chairperson: Morten Kjærum, Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Lisa Waddington, European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law, Maastricht University [PPT]
  • Jan Jařab, Regional Representative for Europe of the High Commissioner for Human Rights