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ENSA DISABILITY MEETING 2010 Madrid, 2nd JUNE 2010 Polibienestar and The LivingAll Project: TOWARDS THE FREE MOVEMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL Dr.

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1 ENSA DISABILITY MEETING 2010 Madrid, 2nd JUNE 2010 Polibienestar and The LivingAll Project: TOWARDS THE FREE MOVEMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL Dr Stephanie Carretero

2 WHO IS POLIBIENESTAR?

3 ERI Polibienestar Polibienestar is an interdisciplinary R+D research team leader in Spain and specialized in: Research, innovation and social technology, design of social welfare policies, technical advice and training in social policies. Mision : Research in the field of creation and application of social technology and design, development and implementation of social policies to improve welfare and quality of life of society.

4 Department of Social and Family Policies, UNED Madrid Department of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid Interdisciplinary team Interdisciplinary team Polibienestar gets together 15 researchers from 8 departments of University of Valencia, and 2 other Spanish universities, that configures an interdisciplinary know how: labour law, politic science, psychology, architecture, teaching methods, sociology, economics and social work: Department of Social Work and Social Services. Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment. Department of Teaching Methods on the Experimental Sciences. Department of Methods of Teaching and Scholar Organization. Department of Labour Law and Social Security. Department of Applied Economy. Department of Business Management. Department of Sociology and Anthropology

5 European network University of Kent, UK Compass Sozial-und Gesundheitsverein, Austria Spanish Society of Social and Health Care, Spain Association Nationale pour le logement des personnes handicapées, Belgium Ministry of Territory and Urbanism, Spain National research council construction technologies institute, Italy Viena University of Technology, Austria Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia Norges Byggforskningsintitutt, Norway Habinteg Housing Association LTD, UK Innovaciones Sociosanitarias, Spain Legos – Université Paris. Dauphine Centre for Health and Participation in the Ageing Population (CHAP) Charles University in Prague Institute of Philosphy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

6 Research lines Efficiency and quality of systems long-term care: public health attention on disability and dependency Social Tourism accessible for all. Psychology, social welfare, health and bereavement. Wellness education: Attention to diversity and students with special educational needs. Immigration and Citizenship. Project and Portfolio Management. Innovation Management. Third sector and socio-economic reengineering. Corporate Social Responsibility. Socio-psychological and occupational risk.

7 R+D Projects : Health systems and long-term care for older persons in Europe – Modelling the INTERfaces and LINKS between prevention, rehabilitation, quality of services and informal care (INTERLINKS). Séptimo Programa Marco de la Comisión Europea : Desarrollo de tecnologías para la elevación Net Zero. Programa CENIT, Centro para el Desarrollo tecnológico Industrial (CDTI) : Observatorio Nacional de la Dependencia. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia : Free movement and equal opportunities for all. Sexto Programa Marco de la Comisión Europea : El principio de sostenibilidad y las nuevas estrategias para los cuidados sociosanitarios. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. 2000: Estructuración teórica y metodológica del modelo sociosanitario. Generalitat Valenciana, Conselleria de Cultura, Educació i Ciència. Dependence and disability: 2006: Desarrollo de la asistencia sociosanitaria en el ámbito de la atención domiciliaria : Desarrollo de estudios e investigaciones sociosanitarias. 2002: Desarrollo de las líneas de investigación sociosanitarias que permitan mejorar la efectividad y la eficiencia de la atención sociosanitaria de acuerdo con los objetivos del Plan de Salud : Elaboración de estudios y asesoramiento técnico sobre asistencia sociosanitaria. Fases I y II. Over 7 years advising the Regional Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Comunitat Valenciana:

8 R+D Projects Lifetime Homes: socially and adapted sustainable housing : Viviendas adaptadas para todos. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Plan Nacional. 2006: Estudios y parámetros para viviendas adaptadas a colectivos específicos y nuevas demandas de vivienda en la Comunidad Valenciana. Generalitat Valenciana, Consellerias de Territori i Vivenda. Accessible Tourism: Plataforma Tecnológica de Turismo. Ministerio de Ciencia y Innovación Estudio de análisis de la accesibilidad de zonas turísticas y de la Xarxa Menorca Monumental. Consell Insular de Menorca : Red Tecnológica de Turismo Accesible. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia 2007: Actualización y validación de la información turística accesible sobre Patrimonio Cultural y Monumental en la provincia de Valencia. Generalitat Valenciana. Conselleria de Turisme : Nuevas tecnologías para incrementar la competitividad de las empresas hacia un nuevo consumidor turístico: el turismo de personas con discapacidad. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación 2006: Turismo para todos: Investigación de mercado sobre turismo accesible en la Comunidad Valenciana. IMPIVA

9 WHAT IS LIVINGALL?

10 GENERAL OBJECTIVE OBJECTIVES OF THE LIVINGALL PROJECT Increase the free movement of people with disability in the actual European context of openness and accessibility of people to the global European labour market. Knowledge about which people take advantage of their rights Good practices for the further development of the regional policies, partnering regions and beyond the participants in the project. Provide the European decision makers with appropriate methodologies and tools based on barriers evaluation and benchmarking to make disabilities free movement policies more effective. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES European and national government and non-government initiatives and technologies with the aim to support free movement and equal opportunity rights

11 THE LIVINGALL CONSORTIUM Multidisciplinarity and complementary among partners necessary to cover the different perspectives concerning free movement and equal opportunities for all in Europe

12 THE LIVINGALL ADVISORY COMMITTEE The Advisory Committee has supported the research of the project providing a new criteria, remarks and comments on the methodology and objectives of the project General manager of National Organization of Blind People in Spain, Fundacion ONCE, Spain Miguel Angel Cabra de Luna General Director of the Directorate for Disabled Persons, Slovenia and Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of People with disability. Cveto Ursic Senior Researcher of the SBI Danish Building Research Institute, Aalborg University, Denmark Camilla Ryhl. CUPDPA, Disabled Associations of Croatia, Croatia Mirjana Dobranovic Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science Department of Demography and Geodemography, Czech Republic Tomas Kucera MEOSZ, The Disabled People Federation, Hungary Maria Kele Architect and expert in barrier-free buildings, urbanism and barrier-free tourism, Austria Monika Klenovec Professor of the Department of Political and Science of the University of Miscolc, Hungary Simon Janos Director of the IFIS PAN, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland Henry Domanski Project Manager of ASM Market Research and Analysis Center ltd, Poland Katarzyna Swiezawska- Ambroziak Director of Legos Laboratory, Faculty of Economics and Management. University Paris Dauphire, France Marie Eve Joel

13 13 LIVINGALL Plan of investigation LIVINGALL Plan of investigation ERI POLIBIENESTAR – UVEG The LivingAll project involves a number of phases spread in several work phases: Phase 1. Information gathering in the legal area Phase 2. Information gathering in the technological area Phase 3. Evaluation of the use of the rights to improve free movement by disabled people. Phase 4. Detection of main barriers Phase 5. Good practices selection to cover the existing barriers: Guide the good practices

14 Free movement and equal opportunities for people with disability is still a challenge FINDINGS OF THE LIVINGALL PROJECT SHOW THAT:

15 In 2008 more than 40% of people with disability face barriers in all the areas of their lives. More than 65% of people with disability face BARRIERS to access to and use the MEANS OF TRANSPORT and the BUILT ENVIRONMENT

16 PEOPLE WITH SENSORY AND PHYSICAL DISABILITY FIND BARRIERS MORE FREQUENTLY THAN PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITY % of people with sensory disability find BARRIERS to access to and use the MEANS OF TRANSPORT, MEANS OF COMMUNICATION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND EDUCATION AND TRAINING 70-80% of the PEOPLE WITH PHYSICAL disability find BARRIERS to access to and use of the MEANS OF TRANSPORT, BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND HOUSING

17 Relevance of reported barriers MOST RELEVANT BARRIERS: Means of transport Built environment Labour and employment Education and training MOST RELEVANT BARRIERS: Means of transport Built environment Labour and employment Education and training MEANS OF TRANSPORT & EDUCATION AND TRAINING people with physical disability & sensory disability MEANS OF TRANSPORT & EDUCATION AND TRAINING people with physical disability & sensory disability LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION AND TRAINING all kinds of people with disability LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION AND TRAINING all kinds of people with disability

18 QUALITATIVELY MOST FREQUENT AND RELEVANT REPORTED BARRIERS ARE: 1.- Lack of information 2.-Too much bureaucracy 3.- Architectural barriers 4.- Not enough professionals with the appropriate training

19 DATA SHOW THAT URGENT MEASURES SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN ALL THE AREAS

20 RECOMMENDATIONS AND GUIDELINES 1.Boost more participation of people with disability in all the initiatives to support free movement and equal opportunities for people with disability. 2.Reach same rules / standards in Europe. 3.Ensure the implementation of the norms regulating the rights of people with disability and ensure that the lack of implementation of the norms is punishable by Law. 4.Provide more information concerning disability issues. 5.Make an effort to decrease bureaucracy. 6.Create new initiatives to promote education for people with disability. 7.Promote the concept of inclusive design in all the new products with the aim to create a Europe for all.

21 LIVINGALL BEST PRACTICES One-stop-shop regional office Disseminate information and eliminate bureaucracy Home care Special support for dependent people: Specific dependency systems or long term care systems National barrier-free internet help desk Training and information courses about disability issues Supports dependent people with disability to have an independent living Attending more patients with the same budget Disseminate information and promote accessible internet Train and inform stakeholders

22 Access-city. Data bank on accessibility Disseminate data about accessible areas Directive to support employment of people with disability Mental health national plans Centre of resources and evaluation of technologies Education for All Increase the number of working people with disability and punish by Law the companies that do not implement it Guidelines to ensure that all education centres are accessible Provide information and guidelines for Mental health issues Inform and train professionals of the sector

23 NEXT STEPS FOR STAKEHOLDERS - Policy makers - Associations of people with disability - Mass media - Companies and private sectors

24 GENERAL CONCLUSION Increase collaboration among policy makers, professionals, scientists, and other stakeholders in order to develop new and more coordinated knowledge with the support of the European Commission and national and regional governments with the aim TO CREATE A WORLD FOR ALL. GENERAL CONCLUSION Increase collaboration among policy makers, professionals, scientists, and other stakeholders in order to develop new and more coordinated knowledge with the support of the European Commission and national and regional governments with the aim TO CREATE A WORLD FOR ALL.

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