EPR Annual Conference 2016


"Evolving societies, evolving services:

through the looking-glass"


21 - 22 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal





Day 1: Miguel Gonçalves speech


The EPR Annual Conference 2016 has been hosted by AFID Foundation, in Lisbon, Portugal on 21- 22 September. Over 120 delegates, including speakers from Portugal, France, Spain, Greece, Ireland, and the Netherlands attended the event. The Conference featured the presence of Ana Sofia Antunes, Secretary of State of the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities; João Afonso, Social Rights Department Lisbon Municipal and Graça Rebocho, Fundação PT.


One new associate member organisation from Germany (Berufsföderungswerk Köln gGmbH) joined EPR professionals at this conference.


The Conference offered a unique opportunity to imagine and plan the future of European rehabilitation institutions and thus contribute to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Portugal and across Europe.


On the first day, participants took part in a joint reflection on what the future may be like in 20/30 years' time and brainstormed on the relationship between innovation and funding, and on specific challenges. On the second day, the conference proposed an insight into initiatives from EPR and its members and a stand-up comedy performed by Zé-Pedro Cobra to reflect on learnings.



To know more about the EPR Annual Conference 2016:



including a comprehensive descriptions of the workshops


Presentations and workshops

direct access to all the presentations given during the plenary sessions and the ateliers


Conference report

2 days of conference summed up in a few pages. Coordinators are invited to disseminate the report within their organisations


Thematic report

2 days of conference summed up in details.


Photo Gallery

downloadable pictures from the Conference.


Annual Conference Evaluation Form

submit your comments on the event, there is always room for improvements!



Contact person:

Cinzia De Letis

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+32 2 235 66 61




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