European Congress
Independent Living

Why this Congress?

This Congress wants to be a necessary pause to become aware, to free ourselves from outside thought patterns, to gather proposals, wills, actions and alternatives.

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Why this Congress?

Thematic areas

The contents of the Congress are arranged according to various thematic areas, trying to guarantee the transversality of issues and their relevance.

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Thematic areas

Speakers

An event around which to gather voices with critical and proactive discourses for a model of Independent Living.

``President of ENIL``

  • October, 25
  • 10:00

KAPKA PANAYOTOVA

ENIL

``Challenges to realize real Independent Living``

  • October, 25
  • 10:30

NADIA HADAD

ENIL/Independent Living Flanders

“From user to citizen”

  • October, 25
  • 10:30

EVA LIZ MOEN

ULOBA

``Independent Living in Portugal``

  • October, 25
  • 10:30

JORGE FALCATO

Independent Living Portugal

``Horizons``

  • October, 25
  • 10:30

JUAN JOSÉ MARAÑA

FEVI, FVID

``Functional Diversity Paradigms``

  • October, 25
  • 12:15

MARIO TOBOSO

CSIC

“Sexualizing functional diversity to politicize it”

  • October, 25
  • 13:00

ANTONIO CENTENO

FVID

``UNCRPD, General Comment 7 (2018)``

  • October, 25
  • 16:15

STIG LANGVAD

DPOD, EDF

``Personal Assistance, a User Perspectives``

  • October, 25
  • 16:45

ISMAEL LLORENS

FEVI, FVID

“Living from full citizenship”

  • October, 25
  • 17:15

CARMEN MORALES

SOLCOM, FVID

``Independent living and its sociological background``

  • October, 25
  • 17:45

MIGUEL FERREIRA

UCM

“Decision-making by persons with Functional Diversity”

  • October, 25
  • 18:15

LAURA FERNÁNDEZ CORDERO

FVID

``Give me a foothold and I'll make my own decisions``

  • October, 26
  • 10:00

LAURA AÍNSA CASTAÑER

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“Personal Assistance according to the mandate of the United Nations”

  • October, 26
  • 10:00

ADOLF RATZKA

IVI

“Visual functional diversity and personal assistance”

  • October, 26
  • 10:30

MERTXE SÁNCHEZ

FVID

“Gender and Functional Diversity: An Independent Living Approach”

  • October, 26
  • 11:00

KATJA VILLATORO

FVID

“A law for independent living: freedom, equality and interdependencies”

  • October, 26
  • 12:00

JOSÉ ANTONIO NÓVOA

FVID

Schedule

Program of interventions of the 2nd Congress on Independent Living.

  • 10:00
    Apertura y bienvenida de autoridades/ Welcome + government authorities /
  • 10:30
    Sinergias europeas/ European synergies / ENIL, ULOBA, FEVI /
  • 11:45
    Descanso/ Coffee break /
  • 12:15
    “Paradigmas sobre Diversidad Funcional”/ "Functional Diversity Paradigms" / Mario Toboso / Instituto de Filosofía – CSIC
  • 13:00
    “Sexualizar la diversidad funcional para politizarla”/ "Sexualizing functional diversity to politicize it" / Antonio Centeno / FVID
  • 13:45
    Comida/ Lunch /
  • 16:15
    “Observación Gral. 7 de la CDPD de ONU (2018)”/ "UNCRPD, General Comment 7 (2018)" / Stig Langvad / DPOD-EDF
  • 16:45
    “Perspectivas del usuario de Asistencia Personal”/ "Personal Assistance, a User Perspectives" / Ismael Llorens / FEVI-FVID
  • 17:15
    “Vivir en plena ciudadanía”/ "Living from full citizenship" / Carmen Morales / SOLCOM-FVID
  • 17:45
    “La vida independiente y su transfondo sociológico”/ “Independent living and its sociological background” / Miguel A. V. Ferreira / UCM
  • 18:15
    “La toma de decisiones del usuario con diversidad funcional intelectual”/ "Decision-making by persons with Functional Diversity" / Laura Fernández Cordero / FVID
  • 19:00
    Fin de la jornada/ End of the day /
  • 10:00
    “La Asistencia Personal según el mandato de Naciones Unidas”/ “Personal Assistance according to the mandate of the United Nations” / Adolf Ratzka / ILI
  • 10:30
    “Diversidad funcional visual y asistencia personal”/ "Visual functional diversity and personal assistance" / Mertxe Sánchez / FVID
  • 11:00
    “Género y Diversidad Funcional. Un enfoque desde Vida Independiente”/ "Gender and Functional Diversity: An Independent Living Approach" / Katja Villatoro / FEVI-FVID
  • 11:30
    Descanso/ Coffee break /
  • 12:00
    “Una ley para la vida independiente: libertad, igualdad e interdependencias”/ "A law for independent living: freedom, equality and interdependencies" / José Antonio Nóvoa / FVID
  • 13:00
    Lectura del manifiesto/ Reading of the manifest /
  • 13:30
    Clausura/ Closing /

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Blog

Follow the publications related to the 2nd Congress.

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  • Kapka Panayotova

    Kapka Panayotova

    Kapka Panayotova is a well-known disability leader and human rights advocate in Bulgaria. She was one of the founders of Independent Living movement in Bulgaria back in 1995 when The Center for Independent Living (CIL) – Sofia was registered as an NGO. This happened after her internship in the United Stated at the Johns Hopkins...

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  • Eva Liz Moen

    Eva Liz Moen

    17 years old I started Norway’s handicap federal youth – Sarpsborg, (NHFU-Sarpsborg) with other disabled youths. At the same time, I was a board member in Muscular dystrophy association. A few years later I became the leader of the board. I’ve been an activist within the Rights of Persons with Disabilities since the late 80’s....

  • Nadia Hadad

    Nadia Hadad

    Nadia is an activist for the right to an Independent Living and a member of various organizations that defend the rights of people with functional diversity. Onafhankelijk Leven (CIL of Flanders) ENIL (European Network Independent Living) European Disability Forum (EDF) Vice-president of the Brussels Advisory Council for people with disabilities BROG (Brussels Health Council) She...

  • Jorge Falcato

    Jorge Falcato

    Jorge Falcato Simões is an activist for the rights of people with functional diversity. He belonged to the Board of the Portuguese Association for the Disabled and to the Portuguese Association for Design and Rehabilitation. He founded with other activists in 2011 the movement “(d)Eficientes Indignados” (Disabled people outraged) and was part of the movement...

  • Adolf Ratzka

    Adolf Ratzka

    Adolf is an international referent for the Independent Living Movement and the fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Director and founder of the Independent Living Institute (ILI) in Sweden, member of the Board of the Swedish Ombudsman on Disability Issues since 1994, founder and executive member of the Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living...

  • Juan José Maraña

    Juan José Maraña

    Realizó estudios de Filosofía y profesionalmente, aparte de otros empleos, trabajó en organizaciones de personas con diversidad funcional y como consultor social. Está vinculado al Movimiento de Vida Independiente (MVI) desde los años 90 del pasado siglo y en el 2001, junto a otros activistas, colabora en la creación del Foro de Vida Independiente. Participó...

  • Carmen Morales

    Carmen Morales

    Carmen Morales is President of SOLCOM and a member of the Foro de Vida Independiente and Viandalucía.

  • Mario Toboso

    Mario Toboso

    Mario Toboso is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Philosophy of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, CSIC. PhD from the University of Salamanca, Bachelor of Physical Sciences from the same university and “Master in Design for All and Universal Accessibility to Information Technologies” (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Madrid),Toboso is a member of the...

  • Antonio Centeno

    Antonio Centeno

    He has been a member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad -Forum of Independent Living- (FVID) since 2004, and as such he appeared before the Committee on Social Policy of the Parliament of Catalonia on two occasions, in 2005 and 2006, before the Commission to study the situation of people with disabilities in...

  • Stig Langvad

    Stig Langvad

    Stig Langvad graduated in Political Science and has also traininig in journalism and education, as well as in political and professional planning communication. I have been a spinal cord injury since 1973, when I was 16 years old. Between 1974 and 1977 he was placed in an institution for “young people” with functional diversity, together...

  • Ismael Llorens

    Ismael Llorens

    Member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad since 2003. In 2009, co-founder of SOLCOM. In 2012, co-founder of the Association for Asociación para la Vida Independiente de la Comunidad Valenciana (VICOVAL). Also in 2012, he was the driving force behind and co-founder of the Federación de Vida Independiente (FEVI), which he has presided...

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