Yerevan hosted an EU-funded conference on
Social Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Armenian Association for the Disabled “Pyunic” together with its international partner, the Advocacy Centre on the Council of Europe Standards (ACCESS, Strasbourg, France), conducted a two-day conference on “Protecting the Social Rights of Persons with Disabilities”.
The Conference brought together European and Armenian experts specialized in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities (PWD), as well as persons with disabilities, representatives of the Armenian Government, local authorities, civil society organizations, international organisations and students. The conference was opened by EU Ambassador Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia. A dance performance opened the event.
The Conference included the presentation of key findings and recommendations emerging from a study on the protection of social rights of PWD in Armenia conducted by European and Armenian experts in May-June 2017. The recommendations included concrete actions, which the Armenian authorities can take to improve the legislative framework and the supporting mechanisms.
The Conference allowed for exchange of experiences from other Council of Europe member states in addressing disability issues, accessibility and universal design, employment of persons with disabilities, NGO-Government cooperation, Council of Europe standards and mechanisms to combat discrimination, and other cross-cutting issues. Download the conference agenda in English:
The Conference in particular welcomed persons with disabilities and students representing different universities who took part in public debates and voiced their own concerns and recommendations.
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