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Seminar on awareness raising for persons with disabilities

Copenhagen 13-14 December
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Seminar on awareness raising for persons with disabilities

The Council of Europe and the Danish Ministry for Children and Social Affairs are organising a seminar in Copenhagen, on 13-14 December 2017 to discuss awareness raising for persons with disabilities.  Held in the framework of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (November 2017 – May 2018), the seminar contributes towards the  implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities “Human Rights - a reality for all". The seminar will bring together government authorities, persons with disabilities and their representatives, service providers, non-governmental organisations and independent experts and private sector and media representatives.   

Objectives

To support member States in their efforts to build partnerships and co-operation with media, civil society organisations dealing with the rights of persons with disabilities, persons with disabilities themselves, private sector and other stakeholders to effectively raise awareness and counter prejudice and negative attitudes towards persons with disabilities. This will be done through:

  1. Exchange of experience, expertise and practical examples of effective awareness raising strategies from the member States, civil society and the employment sector
  2. Discussing challenges and difficulties in designing and implementing awareness raising strategies and strategies to overcome them
  3. Exchange of information on research, policies and strategies on awareness raising in areas under discussion: media, sports, employment and changing attitudes of children in schools
  4. Preparation of a factsheet on awareness raising based on the findings, recommendations and good practice from the seminar

Draft programme

Concept note

Practical information


What we do

Promoting and protecting human rights of persons with disabilities is central to the Council of Europe work and action to protect and promote the human rights of all citizens.

Based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the European Convention on Human Rights and other legal standards, the Council of Europe endeavours to enhance equal opportunities, improve the quality of life and independence of people with disabilities, guarantee their freedom of choice, full citizenship and active participation in the life of the community.

Focus

Seminar on awareness raising for persons with disabilities

The Council of Europe and the Danish Ministry for Children and Social Affairs are organising a seminar in Copenhagen, on 13-14 December 2017 to discuss awareness raising for persons with disabilities. Held in the framework of the Danish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (November 2017 – May 2018), the seminar contributes towards the  implementation of the Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities “Human Rights - a reality for all". The seminar will bring together government authorities, persons with disabilities and their representatives, service providers, non-governmental organisations and independent experts and private sector and media representatives. 

Draft programme

Concept note