Europe for all: new steps to combat health discrimination

 

(In)equality for All?18 of March 2014 // was a memorable day for the European healthcare system. Both the conference Health in Europe and the Civil Society Day stressed the impact of health inequalities and discrimination. These issues continue to grow even more in the context of the financial crisis, were many countries were forced to reduce their expenses in the Health sector. 

Too many Europeans are discriminated against by healthcare providers due to their gender, sexual orientation, disability and ethnicity.

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New EU Programmes to strengthen justice and rights

The European Parliament adopted the 'Justice Programme' and the 'Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme' to be the major source of financial support in the field of justice, equality and fundamental rights.28 February 2014 // The European Parliament adopted the 'Justice Programme' and the 'Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme' to be the major source of financial support in the field of justice, equality and fundamental rights. The Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme will promote the enjoyment of the rights derived from the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and enforce gender equality and non-discrimination. The programme replaces its predecessors- Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme, Daphne III Programme and the Progress Programme in the actions on Anti-discrimination and Gender Equality. The budget for the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme in the period 2014-2020 is 439 million euro.

The Justice Programme should encourage the European cooperation on criminal matters and support EU action to tackle drug abuse. 378 million euro will be invested through programme in the period 2014-2020. The programme took over three programmes of period 2007-2013- Civil Justice, Criminal Justice and Drug Prevention and Information Programmes. The European Commission will launch the first call for proposals in April 2014. Read more on the EC website

25th International Conference on Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus "GENErating Changes"

IF 25th Conference aims at focusing on the two key moments in the life of persons with SB from their development prior to conception to social inclusion in their adulthood.SAVE THE DATE!

What: 25th International Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Congress: "GENErating Changes" - toward a new scientific and social paradigm

When: 6 - 7 June 2014

Where:
Austral University 
Pte. Perón Avenue 1500
(CP 1629) Derqui, Pilar - Buenos Aires
Argentina

Draft agenda: Download the draft programme

Registration:

Note: to register for the IF General Meeting please follow this link

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Supported by the European Commission - Directorate-General Justice. Integration of People with a Disability - via the PROGRESS programme

With the support of Bayer Healthcare

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