During the closing Event of the EYPD 2003 in Rome the Minister of Labour, Family and Social Affairs, Dr. Vladimir Dimovski has in the Plenary session presented "AjdovÂššÄina - city friendly for people with disabilities" as a project developed by Federation of Disabled Workers of Slovenia during the European Year 2003.
An acknowledgement of the excelleny in the domain of social activism.
The second edition of the Civil Society Gala, a project of Millenium Communications, is the widest event in Romania speaking about values: civic spirit, social activism, etc.
Organizer of these edition was the Ethos Association of Communication. The principal jury of the Gala consisted of outsatnding personalities of the civil society like: Dan Manoleli, Mihai Oroveanu, Cristian Pârvulescu, Anca Harasim, Alin Teodorescu, Marian Preda, Alexandru Lazescu ºi Radu Dop.
In one of the world biggest Art areas - in the meantime adapted and in a broader sense accessible - the MQ in Vienna was the festivity place of the 40th Anniversary of ÖZIV, same time summarizing the ÖZIV Action Days, the Awareness raising events during the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003, being organized some days ahead.Dr. Klaus Voget, the re-elected ÖZIV President, on the occasion presented in his welcome speech and introduction the most important moments of the ÖZIV history.
With the Executive Board meeting two days ahead, at the beginning of October 2003 in Bratislava representatives of FIMITIC and its Slovak member association, the Slovak Federation of Physically Disabled People, met to discuss the present situation of disabled people in Slovak Republic and to agree on the common first steps to be taken by disabled people on their way the country will join the European Union in May of next year.
As one of the activities in the European Year of Persons with Disabilities, the Croatian Union of Associations of Persons with Disabilities, member of which is also the Croatian Association of Disabled Workers, a member of FIMITIC, has held in Zagreb the Round Table on promoting the Social Model of Disabilities on 23rd July 2003.
In the run of its already traditional annual Lake Balaton training seminars of its leaders of the national associations, groupings and sections in August 21-23, 2003 MEOSZ met in Siofok again.
Šibenik, 18-20 May 2003
Description of disability situation in Albania and the needs that should be addressed.
A part is being addressed by Albania Disability Forum, whose president is Mr. Abdulla Omuri.
This Forum activity and structure cost is financed by Handicap International.
Mr. Bengt Lindqvist, UN Special Rapporteur on Disability, Former M.P. and Cabinet Minister, Sweden was visited Slovenia in November as a guest of the Slovenian Government.
Federation of Disabled Workers of Slovenia / Zveza delovnih invalidov Slovenije is going to continue campaign together with other disabled organizations of Slovenia to change and add "disability" in to change article 14 of the Constitution to protect citizens from discrimination and that one possibility would be to include disability as one of the target areas.
The campaign is supported by European Disability Forum and Mr. Bengt Lindqvist, UNO Special Rapporeteur on Disability.
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