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23 juni 2023 - EASPD SMARTS project - Event invitation
EASPD (European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities) organiseert op 23 juni onderstaande webinar rond seksuele rechten bij jongeren met een intellectuele handicap en/of psychische kwetsbaarheid. De webinar kan zowel live in Brussel als online gevolgd worden. Meer info en de link om te registeren vind je hieronder.
“Towards the full realization of the sexual rights of young persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions through Supported Decision Making (SDM)”
Friday, 23 June 2023, 9 am – 11am, Brussels.
EASPD cordially invites you to participate in our event on the full realization of sexual rights of young persons with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions through supported decision making.
Sexuality is a basic human need, but persons with disabilities still do not have full and equal access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights.
Under EU co-funded projects called SMARTS ("Supports Me About my Sexual Rights"), guidance has been developed on how to better support persons with intellectual disabilities and young persons with mental health conditions to make their own decisions about their sexuality, using the Supported Decision Making (SDM) approach.
The aim of this event is to use the intellectual results produced in the framework of this project and to advance the discussion by involving various stakeholders as well as politicians.
The event will take place at Mundo-j, Rue de l'Industrie 10, 1000 Brussels on Friday 23 June from 9am to 11am.
Please, confirm your attendance by registering HERE.
Please also inform us on any accessibility requirements and food allergies or dietary preferences you may have.
9.00 am: Arrival of participants
9.20 - 9.25 am: Welcome by EASPD Interim Chief Executive, Timothy Ghilain
9.25 - 9.30 am: Policy Introduction by EASPD Senior Policy Officer, Konstantina Leventi - "Legal Capacity & Empowerment of Decision-Making capacity on Sexual and Reproductive Rights "
9.30 - 10.30 am: Interactive Debate – "How to implement Supported Decision-Making mechanisms to support Young Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in the field of Sexuality?"
- Moderator: EASPD Head of Policy, Thomas Bignal
- Presentation of the SMARTS Project by EASPD Learning & Development Officer, Nina Kozlowitz – "How to implement Supported Decision-Making mechanisms to support Young Persons with Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in the field of Sexuality?"
- Stakeholders’ discussion: Interactive discussion with participants
10.30 am - 10.45 am: Conclusion, closing & evaluation of the conference by EASPD Senior Policy Officer, Tiziana Fantucchio
11 am: Networking Coffee break
For all information: firstname.lastname@example.org - Fabiana Scarano - Junior Policy and Project Officer
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The European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) promotes equal opportunities for people with disabilities through effective and high-quality service systems. EASPD represents over 20,000 organisations. We work towards ensuring the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and are accredited to the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD.