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Conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities

The European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion organises the yearly conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities on 7-8 December 2015, “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. Conference celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities on 7-8 December 2015, “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. The conference will focus on children and young people with disability under the theme: “Growing together in a barrier-free Europe”. Presentations and discussions will be on the current situation of children with disabilities in Europe, including personal testimonies and on inclusive education, an opening door for equal participation of children and young people with disabilities in work and society. Commissioner Thyssen will announce the winners of the 2016 Access City Award, (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) on 8 December as well as two special mentions on access to work and accessible smart cities, at a special ceremony during the conference. As every year, the European Commission is celebrating the Day of Persons with Disabilities together with the European Disability Forum. PhoenixKM will attend this [...]

PhoenixKM presents at CAVA 2016

Presenting the “Setting up my Inclusive Business” session at Monteria, University of Córdoba, 22 June 2015 CAVA 2016 (International Conference of Adaptive and Accessible Virtual Learning Environment) has been launched and will be hosted by Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco, Cartagena de Indias on 26-29 July, 2016. I most likely will attend again as keynote, and if possible also (hopefully) organise a new training event in Monteria at University of Córdoba. This will take place in cooperation with the global initiative on inclusive learning. – Karel Van [...]

Event – Caring for people with disabilities and older people: challenges, opportunities and (mobile/online) training solutions

On 1 December 2015, the final M-CARE conference will be organised in Brussels, Belgium at VLEVA premises. The event “Caring for people with disabilities and older people: challenges, opportunities and (mobile/online) training solutions” will focus on the importance of good quality personal caregiving (PCG) for people with disabilities and older people. Focus will be on caring in a broader perspective, and how M-CARE’s (mobile/online) training solutions contribute to successful PCGs. You can register [...]

M-CARE conference, Brussels, Belgium – 1 December 2015

M-CARE logo On 1 December 2015, the final M-CARE conference will be organised in Brussels, Belgium at VLEVA premises. The event “Caring for people with disabilities and older people: challenges, opportunities and (mobile/online) training solutions” will focus on the importance of good quality personal caregiving (PCG) for people with disabilities and older people. Focus will be on caring in a broader perspective, and how M-CARE’s (mobile/online) training solutions contribute to successful PCGs. Target groups: (Potential) personal assistants/personal caregivers Nurses Social workers People with disabilities Parents/friends/colleagues Representative organisations of people with disabilities Policy makers Where?: Vlaams-Europees verbindingsagentschap vzw (please download the itinerary) Kortenberglaan 71 1000 Brussels Belgium Practicalities: English is the used language. Premises are wheelchair accessible. ​Registration: Attendance is free but registration is obligatory, and is possible via the project website. Any other costs incurred in participating to this event (hotel, travel, subsistence, etc.) must be paid for by the [...]
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