Promoting Independent Living through Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

This event is organised in cooperation with the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), as part of the European Disability and Development Week.

Building partnerships for the implementation of SDGs and the CRPD

7th December 2018, 11:00 – 13:00
European Disability and Development Week
UN Human Rights Office, Rue Montoyer 14, Brussels
To register, e-mail by 5th December

The aim of the event is to:

Learn about the project ‘Building partnerships for SDGs – Empowering Indian DPOs’
Share information about other initiatives in the EU, which link SDGs and the CRPD
Discuss how we can better promote the right to independent living, as set out in Article 19 CRPD, using SDGs
Agree on a set of actions for the future


11:00 – 11:10
Welcome and introduction – Nadia Hadad, Board member ENIL and Executive Committee member EDF & representative of the OHCHR Regional Office for Europe

11:10 – 11:20
Presentation of the project ‘Building Partnerships for SDGs – Empowering Indian DPOs’ – Marion Steff, SDGs Coordinator, European Disability Forum

11:20 – 11:40
Experiences of advocating for independent living in India: successes and challenges – Prasanna Kumar and Arun Kumar Singh, Sightsavers, India

11:40 – 12:00
Experiences of advocating for independent living in Western Balkans: successes and challenges – Jamie Bolling, My Right, STIL and Independent Living Institute

12:00 – 12:50
How can we use the SDG agenda to promote the right to independent living? – moderated by Barbara Caracciolo, Sustainable Development Coordinator, SOLIDAR

* Are there any other good practices?
* What are some of the barriers and how can we address them?
* Can we agree on a set of actions to work on?

12:50 – 13:00
Concluding remarks – Nadia Hadad

13:00 – 14:00
Light lunch

Download the agenda in PDF

To register for the event, please e-mail Ines Bulic by 5th December 2018.

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