Empowerment of People with Disabilities

Impact and Opportunities




10 December 2009, Brussels

Marriott Hotel
Rue Auguste Orts 3-7, 1000 Brussels





During this Public Affairs conference, the European Platform for Rehabilitation facilitated discussion among key European stakeholders, about the impact of empowerment for both people with disabilities and services providers, and to discuss how to measure and benchmark it at European level.


The event culminated in the European Quality in Social Services EQUASS awarding ceremony during which quality was addressed as fundamental condition to ensure empowerment.

Musical accompaniment to the theme of empowerment was offered by ‘All the Way Music’, a world-renowned Dutch agency for highly talented musicians with disabilities.


Below you can find additional information about the musicians, the speakers contributions and a gallery of the pictures taken during the event.


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All the Way Music


Pictures Gallery


Benchmarking the Empowerment Impact of Disability Policies and Services, D. McAnaney, EPR


Measure and Enhance Empowerment: VrijBaan and REQUEST, G. van Beek on behalf of Tessa Zaeyen, Pluryn


Empowerment in Practice: Users Network to Improve Quality - NUEVA, M. Konrad


Quality of Social Services: An Asset in Empowering People with Disabilities, G.van Beek, EQUASS

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