Inclusion - Transforming Global Rights into Action

Documentation of the presentations 16 June 2010

Eröffnung des Weltkongresses Foto: Hans D. Beyer

Opening session
Moderators: Ingrid Körner (Germany); Quincy Mwiya (Sambia)

Welcome and introduction
Diane Richler (President of Inclusion International, Canada)
Speech of Diane Richler (pdf - 118.6 KB) in English language

Welcome by self-advocates:
Mia Farah (Inclusion International, Lebanon)

Andrew Doyle (Inclusion Europe, Scotland)
Welcoming of Andrew Doyle (pdf - 503 KB) in English language

Bernd Frauendorf (Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe, Germany)
Welcoming of Bernd Frauendorf (pdf - 2.4 MB) in German language

Lessons from history – from euthanasia to the UN Convention
Robert Antretter (President of the  Bundesvereinigung Lebenshilfe, Germany)
Speech of Robert Antretter (pdf - 318.1 KB) in German language

Video message: Inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities – a task for society
Dr. Angela Merkel (chancelor of the Federal Republic of Germany)

Speech of Dr. Angela Merkel (pdf - 107.1 KB) in German language

The UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities –
its importance for Germany and for the work of the Federal Government
Dr. Ursula von der Leyen (German Minister of Social Affairs, Germany)
Dr. Ursula von der Leyen: So sein, wie man ist

The development of European and international human rights policies in the light of the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities
Jan Jarab (Regional representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human rights, Belgium)

Including the most excluded: The UN Convention as a tool in international cooperation
Shuaib Chalklen (UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, South Africa)

Introduction to the congress and explanation of accessibility rules
Klaus Lachwitz (President-elect of Inclusion International, Germany)

Focus session 2.1: 
The UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
Moderatorin: Anna MacQuarrie (Canada)

Spirit and content of the UN Convention – an introduction
Connie Laurin-Bowie (Inclusion International, Canada)
Speech of Connie Laurin-Bowie (pdf - 1.9 MB) in englischer Sprache

What does the UN Convention mean for self-advocates?
David Corner (IHC, New Zealand)
Speech of David Corner (pdf - 1.2 MB) in English language

The importance of the UN Convention for families
Monica Cortes (Columbia)

Focus session 2.2:
Challenges for local and national associations in the implementation of the  UN Convention
Moderator: Ulrich Hellmann (Germany)

New challenges of disabled people's organisations
Yannis Vardakastanis (European Disability Forum, Greece)

New challenges for service providers
Rainer Knapp (GGW, Germany)
Speech of Rainer Knapp (pdf - 203.9 KB) in German language

The challenge of working with different partners
Steven M. Eidelman (Universität Delaware, USA)
Speech of Steven M. Eidelman (pdf - 1.1 MB) in English language

Focus session 2.3:
Economic issues in the implementation of the Convention in wealthy and low income countries
Moderator: Thérèse Kempeneers-Foulon (Belgium)

The African decade of people with disabilities as a mobilisiing factor in the fight against poverty
A. K. Dube (Secretariat of the African Decade, South Africa)

Economic challenges in the implementation of the Convention in industrialised countries: the example of France
Françoise Jan (UNAPEI, France)

Comparing the effect of the economic crisis on disabled people in wealthy and low income countries in the Asia/Pacific region
Nagase Osamu (Inclusion Japan, Japan)

Focus session 2.4: 
Monitoring of the implementation of the UN Convention?
Moderator: Tobias Buchner (Austria)

Monitoring of the implementation of the UN Convention
Valentin Aichele (Director of the German Convention Monitoring Mechanism, Germany)
Speech of Valentin Aichele (pdf - 45.1 KB) in German language

Monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention by NGOs: Experiences and strategies 
Camille Latimier (Inclusion Europe,  Czech Republic)

Focus session 2.5:
Building on achievements: the history of Inclusion International
Moderator: Klaus Lachwitz (Germany)

Inclusion  - a human rights issue
Peter Mittler (past president of Inclusion International, United Kingdom)
Speech of Peter Mittler (pdf - 342.5 KB) in English language

Panel diskussion
Victor Wahlström (Past president of Inclusion International, Sweden); Walter Eigner (Past president of Inclusion International, Austria); Maria Amélia Vampré Xavier (FENAPAE, Brasil); Paule Renoir (Past direktor of Inclusion International, Belgium)

Lessons from the history of Inclusion International
Diane Richler (President of Inclusion International, Canada)

Focus session 2.6:
Dance, creativity and wellbeeing
Leitung: Daniel Vais (United Kingdom)

Workshop 2.P1: 
An introduction to the UN Convention
(Continuation of fokus session 2.1)
Moderator: Anna MacQuarrie (Canada)

Workshop 2.P2: 
How do we want to live in our society?
Moderator: Prof. Germain Weber (Austria)

The struggle to produce real change in Central- und Eastern Europa
Zdenka Petrovic; Borka Teodorovic (API, Kroatien)
Speech of Zdenka Petrovic (pdf - 150.5 KB) in English language
Speech of Borka Teodorovic (pdf - 265.5 KB) in English language

Residential home or renting a flat: Leading a life equal to others
Achim Wegmer (Member of the National Board of Lebenshilfe, Germany)
Speech of Achim Wegmer (pdf - 1 MB)in German language

General meeting 
European Platform of Self-Advocates (EPSA)
Chairperson: Andrew Doyle (Scotland)

Workshop 2.P4:
Earning enough to be independent: Poverty reduction and income generation 
Moderator: Maria Carmen Malbran (Argentina)

Supporting persons with intellectual disabilities and their families to start their own businesses
David Cordova (Secretary General of SENADIS, Panama)

Employment – our vision to work
Abigail Hernandez Mejia (Executive Director CONFE, Mexico)

Workshop 2.P5:
From large residential institutions to living in the community – a reform process
Moderator: Tobias Buchner (Austria)

Promoting community-based living facilities through financial incentives
Friedhelm Peiffer (Aktion Mensch, Germany)
Speech of Friedhelm Pfeiffer (pdf - 1.3 MB) in German language

Towards a European strategy to promote living in the community
Jan Pfeiffer (Children’s High Level Group, Czech Republic)
Speech of Jan Pfeiffer (pdf - 417.9 KB) in English language

The process of closing institutions in Germany
Martina Hoffmann-Badache (Landschaftsverband Rheinland, Germany)
Speech of Martina Hoffmann-Badache (pdf - 238.9 KB) in German language

Workshop 2.P6: 
Employment for all
Moderatorin: Vanessa dos Santos (South Africa)

Inclusive practices in the field of work
Markus Voegel (Lebenshilfe Vorarlberg, Austria)
Speech of Markus Vogel (pdf - 1.8 MB)in English language

Opening up employment: Case studies of real jobs in a local economy
Laila Onu (Pentru Voi, Romania)
Speech of Laila Onu (pdf - 2.3 MB) in English language

Workshop 2.P7: 
Equal recognition before the law – the implementation of article 12 on legal capacity
Moderator: Ulrich Hellmann (Germany)

The cjhallenges of implementation of full legal capacity for people with disabilities in India
Poonam Natarajan (National Trust, India)
Speech of Poonam Natarajan (pdf - 368.1 KB) in English language

Current trends and  practical challenges in the implementation of article 12
(Michael Bach, CACL, Canada)
Speech of Michael Bach (pdf - 488.8 KB) in English language

Workshop 2.P8: 
Ethical reflections in the  UN Convention
Moderator: Dr. Bernhard Conrads (Germany)

Freedom, equality, fraternity - the significance of these human values in the UN Convention
Johannes Denger (Verband für anthroposophische Heilpädagogik, Sozialtherapie und soziale Arbeit, Germany)
Speech of Johannes Denger (pdf - 148.3 KB) in German language

„Ethical declarations on biomedicine“: a support paper not only for parents
Christa Schönbächler (Insieme, Switzerland)
Speech of Christa Schönbächler (pdf - 438.6 KB) in German language

Workshop 2.P9: 
Inclusive education
Moderator: Thérèse Kempeneers-Foulon (Belgium)

Inclusion in some OECD countries: Trends and challenges
Serge Ebersold (France)
Speech of Serge Ebersold (pdf - 130.9 KB) in French language

Inclusive education: Best practices from Lille
Elisabeth Dusol (UNAPEI, France)
Speech of Elisabeth Dusol (pdf - 2 MB) in French language

Workshop 2.P10:
Inclusive education for all
Moderator: Sonja Uhlmann (Spain)

All means all - the handling of diversity
Ines Boban (Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany)
Speech of Ines Boban (pdf - 1.5 MB) in German and English language

Inclusive schools in the region of Bozen – how to change structures?
Dr. Heidi Ottilia Niederstätter (Deutsches Schulamt Bozen, Italia)

Workshop 2.P11:
Video presentation
Moderator: Maureen Piggot (Unitedf Kingdom)

„The Freedom Tour“ 
People First Canada

From 19.00

Art performace
Theater Maatwerk (The Netherlands); "Die Süßen Frauen", Blaumeier Theater (Germany)

Theater Maatwerk. Foto: Hans D. Beyer
Die süßen Frauen. Foto: Hans D. Beyer

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