Croatia: Round Table on The Social Model of Disabilities

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.

There were more than a hundred participants, among which governmental representatives of all levels. As pointed out in the concluding remarks made by the president of the Union dr. Zorislav Bobus,  the Round Table had shown important achievements in the implementation of the Standard UN Rules, since a joint approach to the Social Model of Disabilities had been manifested by both sides, nongovernmental associations and governmental representatives, with the aim of equalizing opportunities for persons with disabilities