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Programme

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome

Moderator: Sabrina Ferraina, Co-chair, European Expert Group on transition from institutional to community-based care

  • Mairead McGuinness, First Vice President, European Parliament

14:10 – 14:20 “A life like ours”: realising the right to independent living of persons with disabilities

  • Keynote speech by Michael O’Flaherty, Director, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

14:20 – 14:35 Drivers and barriers of deinstitutionalisation for persons with disabilities: perspectives from the ground

Presentation of the findings of FRA’s fieldwork research

  • Martha Stickings, Social Research Officer, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

14:35 – 15:20 What is needed to achieve deinstitutionalisation in the EU? Using the FRA findings at EU and national level

Panel debate

Moderator: Sir Roger Singleton, European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care

  • Ádám Kósa, Member of the European Parliament and co-President of the Disability Intergroup
  • Emmanuelle Grange, Head of Unit C3 ‘Disability and Inclusion’, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Raija Hynynen, Senior Housing Adviser, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
  • Roberto Pallanch, Director, Planning office, social policies planning and control, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Italy
  • Annemarie Duffy, Kathleen McTeigue and Nóirín Clancy, Inclusion Ireland

15:20 – 15:30 Challenges and opportunities for effective use of EU Funds for deinstitutionalisation: perspectives from the FRA research

Presentation of the findings of FRA’s fieldwork research relating to the use of EU Funds

  • Nevena Peneva, Research Support Officer, EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

15:30 – 16:20 Putting the money where the mouth is: using EU Funds to further deinstitutionalisation

Panel debate

  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament
  • Marie-Anne Paraskevas, Senior Policy Officer, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Raimo Saadi, Adviser, Estonian Ministry of Social Affairs
  • Freek Spinnewijn, Director, European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) and European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care
  • Mihaela Ivanova, Lumos

16:20 - 16:30 Closing remarks

  • Helga Stevens, Member of the European Parliament and co-President of the Disability Intergroup