Walter Schwimmer : Disability is a matter of concern for all of us [22/05/2003]

At the opening of a lecture held at the Council of Europe in the framework of the European Year of People with Disabilities, the Secretary General pointed out that the Organisation was actively involved in promoting the implementation of policies for the integration of people with disabilities in member states. The lecturer, Marc Merger, a Professor at the University of Metz, emphasised that anyone with a disability both could and should live the same life as everyone else. ''Eliminating discrimination against people with disabilities means fostering social cohesion'', he said, pointing out that much remained to be done in this respect, in particular as far as professional integration is concerned  
 

Walter Schwimmer : Nous sommes tous concernĂ©s par le problème du handicap [22/05/2003]

A l’ouverture d’une confĂ©rence organisĂ©e au Conseil de l’Europe dans le cadre de l’AnnĂ©e europĂ©enne des handicapĂ©s, le SecrĂ©taire GĂ©nĂ©ral a rappelĂ© que l’Organisation travaille activement Ă  promouvoir la mise en Ĺ“uvre de politiques d’intĂ©gration des handicapĂ©s dans ses Etats membres. Le confĂ©rencier Marc Merger, Professeur Ă  l’UniversitĂ© de Metz, a soulignĂ© que les handicapĂ©s peuvent et doivent avoir la mĂŞme vie que tout le monde. ''Supprimer la discrimination Ă  l’égard des handicapĂ©s, c’est favoriser la cohĂ©sion sociale'' a t-il dit rappelant que beaucoup restait Ă  faire Ă  cet Ă©gard, notamment en matière d’insertion professionnelle.