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Annual Conference 2017 - Montenegro

Flourishing Lives
Supportive communities and sustainable development

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Title: Supportive communities and sustainable development
Dates: 26-27 October 2017
Location: Podgorica (Montenegro)
Venue: Hilton Podgorica Hotel
Conference languages: English, French and Montenegrin. Real-time captioning in English will be available too
Social Media: Follow us on Twitter and make your comments and thoughts using #InclusiveLiving #SDGs
 

 

Conference rationale

The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) in cooperation with the Foundation Petrović Njegoš and the Centre de la Gabrielle organised an international conference in Podgorica (Montenegro) on the 26-27 October 2017 on Supportive communities and sustainable development.

  • How can communities provide support meeting sustainable development goals?
  • How can support be provided to persons with different needs in a context of changing communities and changing needs?
  • How can sustainable development fully incorporate individual and societal needs?
  • What is the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in promoting the development of supportive communities?

The conference focused on the changes required in support services to embrace and implement the human rights approach, looking at the connection between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
 

Conference objectives

The overall objectives of the conference were:

  • Understand the issues related to the provision of integrated care and community-based planning
  • Learn how to apply concepts of sustainable development in community-based planning
  • Identify the priorities in the reform of legal and financial frameworks
  • Showcase models of integrated care and sustainable development
  • Address the issues of stakeholder cooperation in sustainable development.

Who should attend

The conference is addressed to:

  • National and international policy makers
  • Local and regional authorities
  • Service providers in the field of disability and/or sustainable development
  • NGOs in the field of disability and/or sustainable development
  • Academics
  • Mainstream services in the field of employment, education, housing
  • Persons with disabilities.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

The final booklet of the conference, which includes the programme, speaker birographies and background of the conference can be found here: Conference programme

 

25 October 2017 - Pre-conference

14.30 – 17.30: EASPD Project Development Workshop

When: 25 October 2017 from 14.30 to 17.30
Venue: Hilton Podgorica Hotel

 

Find the more information about the Project Development Workshop here

For more information about the project development workshop please contact Sonia Staskowiak.

17.00 – 19.00: EASPD Board meeting (FOR EASPD BOARD MEMBERS ONLY)

When: 25 October 2017 from 17.00 to 19.00
Venue: Hilton Podgorica Hotel
 
For more information about the EASPD Board meeting please contact Ms Adriana Popa, EASPD Membership Officer

 

26 - 27 October 2017 - Conference

When: 26 October 2017 from 9.00 to 17.30 and 27 October 2017 from 9.30 to 13.00
Venue: Hilton Podgorica Hotel
 

The full programme is available here.

"Plenary I: What is Inclusive Sustainable Development?"
Dr Alfredo Ferrante, Chair of the Council of Europe Ad Hoc Committee of experts on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Human Rights: A reality for all. The Council of Europe Disability Strategy 

Mr Jean-Yves Barreye, Sociologist, Vice-President of the Scientific Board of the CNSA
Evolution of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities & Sustainable Development 
Mrs Victoria Lee, Programme Manager at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Sustainable Development Goals & UN CRPD Principles

"Plenary II: Policy Frameworks Facilitating Sustainable Development"
Mrs Bojana Miletic, Head of Department for Development and Professional Support, Institute for Social and Child Protection and Mrs Andela Radovanović, Association of Youth with Disabilities 
The Role of the Centres for Social Work in the Delivery of Support to Persons with Disabilities & Their Families

"Plenary III: How can we promote Supportive Communities?"
Mrs Ana Peláez Narváez, Vice President of the European Disability Forum 
Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities 
Mr Ervin Eros, Director of the Central European Service for Cross-border Initiatives 
ENGLISH - The Role of Local and Regional Authorities 
ORIGINAL - The Role of Local and Regional Authorities 
Mrs Svetlana Dujovic, Board member of Ray of Hope and Mrs Sanela Ziga, Main Administrator of Ray of Hope 
Services for Children and Young People with Disabilities in the Local Community

"Plenary IV: Innovation & Scaling Up"
Mrs Jean Judes, Executive Director of Beit Issie Shapiro 
Think Large, Act Small - One (BIS) Experience of Scaling-Up: The Power to Create Community Change
Dr Annick Janson, Associate at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Psychology, Victoria University of Wellington
Co-Production and Organisational Impact: The Australian Now and Next Experience 
Mrs Svetlana Dujovic, Director of Day Care Centre for Children & Youth with Disabilities, Pljevlja
Community-Based Support & Assistive Technology

For more information about the conference programme please contact Ms Sabrina Ferraina, EASPD Policy Manager.
 

27 - 28 October 2017 – EASPD General Assembly

(FOR EASPD MEMBERS ONLY)

When: 27 October 2017 from 14.30 to 17.30 and 28 October 2017 from 9.30 to 13.00
Venue: Hilton Podgorica Hotel
 
The EASPD General Assembly will focus on the EASPD Strategy to be implemented between 2017 and 2020. The EASPD Policy Impact Group, Standing Committees and Interest Groups meetings will be organised during the General Assembly. The pre-final EASPD Strategy will be adopted during this event.
 
For more information on the General Assembly programme please contact Mr Timothy Ghilain, EASPD Policy Officer.

 

28 October 2017

 9.00 – 10.00:  Standing Committee Meetings

Standing Committe Meetings on Employment, Education, Inclusive Living and Policy Impact Group.

 10.00 – 11.00: Interest Group Meetings

Interest Group Meetings on Arts & Culture, Early Childhood Intervention, Person-centred technology and  Workforce Development & Human Resources (including ECC meeting).

 

 

REGISTRATION & FEES

Conference fee

  • EASPD members: 200 Euro

 

  • EASPD members from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine: 50 Euro

 

  • Non-EASPD members: 220 Euro

 

  • Non-EASPD members from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine: 70 Euro

The conference fee covers participation to all conference plenaries and workshops and includes all conference refreshments. It does not cover participation in the Project Development Workshop.


 

Fee to participate only in EASPD project development workshop

20 Euro for EASPD members AND non-EASPD members from Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

50 Euro for non-EASPD members

EASPD will send an invoice to the registered participants. The registration will be considered complete upon payment of the conference fee

 

 

 

This conference is co-sponsored by


With the financial support of the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Innovation “EaSI” (2014-2020). The information contained in this publication does not necessarily reflect the official position of the European Commission.