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The discussion is taking place in the context of the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. FRA will present key findings information from its publications on violence against children with disabilities and on independent living.

A primary focus will be on violence against children with disabilities as well as on the drivers and barriers for deinstitutionalisation. Of particular interest for the Human Rights Office of Vienna is the comparative insight, which FRA provides across European Member states, and to discuss current challenges in the fields of education, living arrangements and free time for youths with disabilities.

Particular attention will be paid to participation, self-empowerment, communication and information as well as acceptance in society.