“Fighting for our Rights!”: Using non-discrimination law to protect people with disabilities
The overall purpose of this project was to influence the implementation process of the Framework Directive regarding Non-Discrimination in Employment (Council Directive 2000/78/EC) in order to maximize its positive effects for people with intellectual disability. The project aimed at promoting the establishment of a code of good practice to set up the way in which the directive should be implemented.
This project should also develop a comprehensive partnership with actors at different levels and education and awareness programs concerning the operation of the Directive from a disability rights perspective.
The project had 2 phases:
- During the first phase, partners produced a report called "Using Non-Discrimination Law to Protect People with Disabilities" which contains an easy-to-read summary.
- During the second phase an easy-to-read brochure about discrimination in employment was translated in all EU languages.
National seminars were also organised in 12 European countries to develop training materials and to explain the non-discrimination laws to self-advocates, families and lawyers.
European Commission - Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs
|Project Coordinator||Inclusion Europe|
AFrAHM - Association Francophone d'Aide aux Handicapés Mentaux (Belgium)
Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism (Belgium)
UMH Département d'Othopédagogie (Belgium)
Nous Aussi (France)
People First Germany (Germany)
VILTIS -Lithuanian Welfare Society for Persons with Mental Disability (Lithuania)
Office of Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson (Lithuania)
CECD Mira Sintra (Portugal)
Inclusion Czech Republic (Czech Republic)