Final Conference: Children's Rights for All
|Final Conference: Children's Rights for All|
|Summary||Monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of the Child for children with intellectual disabilities|
Inclusion Europe’s Children’s Rights for All project will be holding its final conference on the 20th - 21st October 2011.
There are around one million children with intellectual disabilities throughout the European Union. These children often find themselves subject to discrimination and exclusion from society, and are frequently denied the right to good quality education, healthcare, recreation and services. In many cases, their families are also subject to discrimination and are denied access to adequate financial and emotional support.
Thanks to the funding from the European Commission this project aims to promote the rights of children with intellectual disabilities across the European Union.
The project, led by Inclusion Europe, Eurochild and Charles University in Prague, began in December 2009. Over a period of two years, it will analyse the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child from the perspective of children with intellectual disabilities, by conducting research throughout the 27 Member States of the European Union.