Mission, Vision and Values

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The European platform of
self-Advocates (EPSA)

“Self-advocacy is all about getting stronger and making our voices heard.”

The European Platform of Self-Advocates is made up of organisations of self-advocates from different countries in Europe.
We call it EPSA.
It is part of Inclusion Europe.

EPSA has been representing self-advocacy organisations in Europe since 2000.

  • We tell people about the rights, abilities and needs of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • We represent self-advocacy groups in Europe.
  • We speak to decision-makers about what is important to self-advocates.
  • We publish accessible information about important European issues.

EPSA works to make the European self-advocacy movement stronger.

  • We teach self-advocates how they can speak for themselves.
  • We organise conferences to exchange experiences.
  • We work to make self-advocacy known everywhere in Europe.
  • We maintain an up-to-date list of self-advocacy organisations.
  • We publish guidelines on topics that are of interest to and concern self-advocacy.

For example:

  • The EPSA recommendations on Legal Capacity
  • Easy-to-read version of the European Disability Strategy.
  • Rules to help ensure good support.
  • Rules for meetings and conferences.

Europe needs more self-advocates to help get a better life for people with intellectual disabilities.

We need your help to get the job done!

Learn more about EPSA:

  • View the EPSA website.
  • Get the EPSA newsletter “Europe for Us!”
  • Find out why it is good to be part of EPSA.
  • Or simply send us an e-mail at self-advocacy@inclusion-europe.org

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