4th Conference of Croatian Self-Advocates
|On 10th and 11th of October 2014 the Association for Self-Advocacy will organize 4th Conference of Croatian self-advocates in Zagreb.
The title of this year’s conference is: Living independently and being included in the community: Respect us and be our support!
|At the conference we expect around 100 self-advocates
from 15 Croatian cities that are included in the network of Croatian self-advocates.
We are especially pleased that self-advocates and assistants from Centers for rehabilitation Zagreb, Ozalj and Stančič as well as from
the Association Solem from Macedonia will join us for the first time.
|At the conference we have also invited representatives of Ministry of Social Policy and Youth, Ministry of Labour and Pension System, Ombudsman for Persons with Disabilities and the representative of Croatian Employment Service.|
|In a year when more and more persons with intellectual disabilities who lived in institutions are getting a chance to start a new life in the community we have decided to dedicate the conference to article 19 from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.|
|We want to tell from our experience what is necessary for independent living and inclusion in the community and to have open discussion about it.|
|We hope that at the conference we will have quality discussions and that we will send a clear message about the need to respect the UN Convention.|
|For a detailed program click here.|
|Declaration of self-advocates can be downloaded here.|