Meeting kicks off fieldwork on deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities

On 16 and 17 March, representatives of the FRANET contractors working on the fieldwork phase of FRA’s project on the right to independent living of persons with disabilities met in Vienna to kick off the national qualitative research.

The fieldwork aims to identify drivers of and barriers to the transition from institutional care to community-based support for persons with disabilities. It will take place throughout 2016 and 2017 in five EU Member States: Bulgaria, Finland, Ireland, Italy and Slovakia.