European Commission Conference on "Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities - cooperation and partnership" in Sofia, Bulgaria

Bonn, January 20, 2005

A Conference on equal opportunities for people with disabilities took place on 9-11 December 2004 in Sofia, Bulgaria. As the European Commission finalised enlargement negotiations with Bulgaria and Romania and set out plans to start accession negotiations with Turkey and Croatia, this event brought together participants from these 4 countries.

Representatives of the FIMITIC member associations in these countries took part. Monica Antoci, President of the Romanian Member association AHNR (Association for the Neuromotor Handicapped of Romania) was one of the speakers reporting on the situation of disabled people in Romania promotion of action through dialogue and a more powerful civil society.

(photo: Monica Antoci, AHNR, Romania, right to Wallis Goelen, second from left, Head of EC Unit for integration of persons with disabilities)

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