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Dr Gauthier De Beco presents at EASPD Panel Debate in Brussels

4 June 2015 | Peter Edwards

Dr Gauthier De Beco was invited to deliver a presentation during a Panel debate on ‘The Co-production process: shaping all together a more inclusive society’ organised by the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) at the European Parliament on 2 June 2015, Brussels

On 2 June 2015, the European Association of Service Providers of Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) organised a panel debate with Members of the European Parliament, Disable Persons Organisations (DPOs) and support services organisations on how to reinforce Users’ involvement in all aspects of support services. The debate argued the need to reinforce cooperation between persons with disabilities, public authorities and support services organisations to develop comprehensive policies and to facilitate the right support services, and posed questions such as:

  • What is the new role of organisations that want to be of support for persons with disabilities?
  • What do users want service providers to do to promote inclusion and implement the principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Dis abilities (UN CRPD)?

Dr Gauthier De Beco was a member of a panel debating “The Co-production process from a legal point of view”, discussing the legal implications of the co-production process, whether there are any legal principles or frameworks for service provision in Europe, and what the European Union can do to facilitate such a legal framework.

The full programme for the event is available here.

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