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


It will analyze the current understanding of the ideology of the MVI in decision-making areas and in civil society, and the permeability of these contrasted with everyday practices. We will try to advance in aspects as varied as:

  • Diagnostics of progress of the Independent Living model.
  • Empowerment: de-institutionalization and de-medicalization.
  • Discrimination in the educational field.
  • Promotion of the active presence of women.
  • The participation of the user.
  • Transparency in money flows and sustainability of programs. Financing strategies. A National Fund for Independent Living?
  • The strategic alliances with other similar groups. Collaboration mechanisms / continuous communication to exchange experiences and knowledge in matters of Independent Living and civil rights.


It will address the obstacles in the implementation / regulation and viability of:

  • The civil rights derived from the Independent Living model, proposals for future developments that facilitate and simplify services such as Personal Assistance, its harmonization at the national, European, etc. level.
  • The philosophy and limitations of the administrative rule, regulatory simplification, user participation in the design and evaluation of services, variables in urban and rural environments, etc.
  • Normative frameworks for SELF-MANAGEMENTof PA and SELF-HELP.
  • Recognition of training in skills for the management of PAs, for Independent Living and for the defense of the rights of people with functional diversity.

Área 3: TOOLS.

Analyze the most appropriate resources for SELF-MANAGEMENT, the promotion of the so-called Independent Living Offices (OVI’s), their legal structure, strengths and deficiencies, needs, social imbrication, etc.


It will analyze all those aspects that decisively influence the identitary reality (personal and collective) of the diverse group of people with functional diversity. Even conforming a varied set of “traditional” demands, its devotion causes a diminution, an undervaluation in the cultural and social perception. Address aspects of discrimination and oppression that include:

  • Corporalities and sexuality.
  • Accessibility to the environment and personal mobility.
  • Equality before the law.
  • Political, ideological and economic dimensions.