Supporting community inclusion of people with disabilities: challenges and opportunities


18 November 2015


Martin's Hotel

Boulevard Charlemagne 80, 1000 Brussels





On 18 November 2015, the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) organised its annual Public Affairs event. This year it gathered European stakeholders in order to explore how specialized service providers can best promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the workplace and community and design effective support in the mainstream environment.


Good practice from the study was presented. The second part of the event was devoted to interventions that considered future steps and responses; how such services are or can be supported and promoted by public authorities, the EU and other actors, considering the study's research and recommendations.


The Study of services to support the inclusion of persons with disability in mainstream environments and its annexes are available for download here.

Summary Report of the event







Presentation of the report - main conclusions and recommendations
Dr. Paula Campos Pinto, Ph.D. ISCSP/ Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Education Support Service  -  Suzanne McCarthy, Educational Psychologist, National Learning Network, Ireland


TAZ - Building a corporate collaboration between the public unemployment office and GTB - Luc Hénau, Director, GTB, Belgium


The role of a public authority  - Brigitte Plumet, Directrice Coordination générale, Walloon Agency for the integration of people with disabilities


The service user’s perspective and the role of the EU - Frank Sioen, advocacy and communication officer, European Network for Independent Living



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