People with intellectual disabilities are eager and ready to vote. Why do the European elections matter to them and what makes electoral participation possible for them? Join us for a discussion at the European Parliament.
We will talk about this topic at the kick-off event for our manifesto on the European elections, hosted by the Vice-President of the European Parliament, Sylvie Guillaume.
At the event, the Fundamental Rights Agency will launch their updated report on “Who will (not) get to vote in the 2019 European Parliament elections? Developments in the right to vote of people deprived of legal capacity in EU Member States”.
Come and join us!
Where and when?
European Parliament, Room ASP 5G305
Registrations are now closed
|12:30||Meeting at the European Parliament and entry controls|
|13:30||Welcome and opening of the event
Sylvie Guillaume (S&D, Vice president of the European Parliament)
|13:40||Make the most of the European elections for people with intellectual disabilities and their families
Jyrki Pinomaa (President, Inclusion Europe)
|13:50||Who will (not) get to vote in the 2019 European Parliament elections?
Developments in the right to vote of people deprived of legal capacity in EU Member States
Martha Stickings (EU Fundamental Rights Agency)
|14:00||Practicing the right to vote and participating in politics
· Jean Mylonas (self-advocate at Inclusion asbl, Belgium) and André Burger, Family member, member of the municipal council of Bloemendaal
· Representative, Youth Forum (TBC)
· Representative, European Movement International (TBC)
|14:25||Facilitating voter participation through accessibility
Milena Johnová, city councillor, Prague
|14:35||Short interventions by MEPs|
We look forward to be discussing with you on February 26th!