3rd FIMITIC Women Conference - material added

Marjan Kroflič's presentation titled

"Disabled women discrimination - an example of twofold discrimination?" was added.

You can get the presentation below.



European Parliament of Disabled People

The European Parliament was host of the Disabled People´s Parliament Event held on November 10-11, 2003 at the European Parliament Hemicycle in Brussels. The Event was marking the 10th Anniversary of the UN Standard Rules and the European Year of Disabled People 2003.
The event was organized in co-operation with the European Commission and the European Disability Forum - EDF -.300 delegates and observers representing the disability movement from 28 European countries under attendance of many Members of the European Parliament - MEPs - took part in this unique Event.

3rd FIMITIC Women Conference - "Improving Quality of Life of Women with Disability"

The Third FIMITIC Women Conference in cooperation with the Croatian Union of Associations of Persons with Disabilities - SOIH - and under auspices of the Secretary General of Council of Europe, Mr.

FIMITIC Executive Board meeting in Slovak Republic: Implementing rights of participation of disabled people

The FIMITIC Executive Board met on October 3-4, 2003 in Bratislava to reflect the historically achieved during half a century of the Federations´ existence and at the same time to ensure further on that the role and involvement of people with physical disability will be incorporated in any decision on their working and living conditions.It is most essential that the rights of involvement and participation of disabled people are translated into practice if the expanded EU is to form a cohesive entity in a huger area taking into account the variety of their traditions and experiences an

European Commission: Commission says a skilled and adaptable labour force is the key to future employment and productivity growth

Brussels, 09 September 2003

An adaptable skilled workforce, with access to training, career development, job mobility, flexible work organisation, and with a sense of job security is key to increasing productivity within Europe and encouraging job creation and higher employment rates.

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European Commission: Anti-discrimination rules must be in place before accession

Brussels, 03 October 2003.

As the second deadline this year approaches for putting EU rules on anti-discrimination into national law, the Commission is publishing independent research on legislation in candidate countries regarding discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.

More info here

European Commission: Commission continues fight against occupational diseases

Brussels, 24 September 2003

The European Commission is calling on Member States to take the necessary measures to prevent a number of illnesses that can be commonly linked to the workplace. Such measures should also enable sufferers to claim compensation.

2nd Announcement of the Third FIMITIC Women Conference 2003

The final update of the documents referring to the Conference have been made.
They can all be downloaded by clicking o­n the links below:

You can also click "read more" to read the Information regarding the Conference.

Final preparatory meeting for the Third Women Conference 2003 in Zagreb, Croatia

Something extra was offfered at the idyllic Siofok at the southern edge of the Lake Balaton by FIMITIC´s member association MEOSZ (National Federation of Associations of Physically Disabled Persons in Hungary) on August 21-23, 2003.

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