From almost 70 countries, from Armenia to Zimbabwe
Second time in UNOV/VIC
Number of events, plenaries, workshops: 35
More than 150 panelists & moderators
50 Innovative Policies and Practices presented
Global players as opening keynote speakers
To the highlights of Thursday will certainly belong the opening keynote speakers: Daniela BAS, from UN DESA, Facundo CHAVEZ PENILLAS, from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and Javed ABIDI, from Disabled Peoples International, who will provide the audience with insights into their work for the rights of persons with disabilities at a global level.
At the second breakout session starting at 2pm, under the lead of Jamie BOLLING from the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), one of this year’s Zero Project partners, will be intensely debating about the positive features of four Innovative Practices and Policies 2015 that all concern the access to a personal assistance budget (Sweden, Flanders, Madrid and Uloba; in Room M01). At the same time, the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) will discuss interactively with the audience how change is possible and what needs to be done by service providers, and the Assembly of European Regions together with the European Network of Social Authorities (both Zero Project partners) will be kicking off interactive working group discussions on “Innovative Strategies for Cities, regions and their Networks”.
The right (to) support
At our third breakout session, kicking off at 3:40pm, one should definitely not miss the session presenting innovative models of supported decision-making, from Microboards to Personal Ombudsman! As well, key players from IBM, L’Oreal, Wipro, ONCE will debate about corporate strategies enabling inclusion at the workplace, meanwhile Barclays will showcase interactively newest technology enabling people to live independent lives.
It’s Waltz session!!!
On Thursday night we will have a Special Evening Event in cooperation with UniCredit Center Am Kaiserwasser: “Alles Walzer” – Waltz for All. A professional dance act under guidance of a live string quartet, followed by a workshop from a dance company will make this evening certainly a highlight.