Promoting independent living and participation in society for people with disabilities
On 6 March, MEP Marian Harkin, Eurofound, the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Network on independent Living (ENIL) held a lunchtime event on facilitating independent living of people with disabilities. The event took place at the European Parliament in Brussels and saw the launch of two key pieces of research into independence and well-being for people with disabilities.
The first was a publication by EDF and ENIL on good practice around Europe for fostering independent living and autonomy and preventing the institutionalisation of people with disabilities.
The second publication set out fresh research by Eurofound into the evolving levels of well-being of people with disabilities in the EU.
- Publication: Social and employment situation of people with disabilities
- Presentation: The social and employment situation of people with disabilities, Daphne Ahrendt, Research Manager, Social Policies Unit