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ESCIF Congress 2020

When

6 - 8 May 2020

Where

Nottwil, Switzerland

Welcome to the ESCIF Congress 2020

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

 May 6th – 8th 2020, Nottwil, Switzerland

The CRPD is the basic document to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same rights and opportunities as everybody else.

 

During the Congress participants will learn about the CRPD and how organisations, such as ESCIF and its member organisations, can participate in governmental processes related to the CRPD. Furthermore, practical examples of the impact of the CRPD from rehabilitation and public transport will be presented.

The congress is open to anyone who has an interest in spinal cord injury and disability rights - be it a personal or professional one.

The fifteenth ESCIF Congress is organised by the Swiss Paraplegic Association and supported by the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation.

 

Event | programme

 

Day 1

Wednesday 6 May 2020

 
14:00

Arrival of delegates at the Zürich airport, at the latest!

 

 
 
16:00 

Welcome reception in the foyer of the Guido A. Zach Institute

 
 
17:00 

Opening of the Congress

 
17:30

Introduction to the theme of the Congress: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 
17:45

Keynote

The Implementation of the CRPD in European Countries 

 

19:00 

End of travelling and working day

 
 
19:30 

Get-together dinner 

Day 2

Thursday 7 May 2020 

09:00 

Presentations

 
10:15 

Coffee break, exhibition and poster session

 
10:45 

Presentations

12:15

Lunch

 

 
13:45 

Congress photo

 
 
14:00

Workshops

 

  • Participation in domestic CRPD processes for organisations
  • Organisation of the implementation of the CRPD
  • Accessibility of public transport and buildings
  • Accessibility of assistive devices
  • Accessibility and participation in the Labour Market

 

 
17:30 

Members input

 
18:00 

End of working day

 
19:30 

Congress Dinner

Day 3

Friday 8 May 2020

 
09:00 

Assembly of delegates

 
10:15 

Coffee break, exhibition and poster session

10:45

Presentation and discussion of workshop results 

 
12:20

Invitation to the ESCIF Congress 2021

 

 
12:30

End of the Congress

 

 
12:45 

Lunch

 
15:00 

Optional sightseeing

Extension of your stay

* The following programme may be subject to some changes.

 

 

SPEAKERS

 We proudly welcome the following speakers to the ESCIF Congress 2020. 

Please visit the speakers section for further information.

 

Congress | information

We hope you are interested in attending the congress. If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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ABOUT ESCIF

History of ESCIF

 

In the autumn of 2005, the organizations representing people living with a spinal cord injury in the different countries in Europe were offered a very special opportunity - to meet in Nottwil, Switzerland, in order to discuss the foundation of a pan-European federation. 

The idea, in itself, was not new: some networks were already in place and had been for several years. But this was the first time that the initiative to actually gather as many organizations as possible had been taken.

It came as no surprise that the organizations from the 12 European countries who attended the initial meeting were unanimous in the decision to found a federation - a federation that could and should include all countries throughout Europe.

In spring 2006 the organisations met again in Nottwil - this time 16 countries were represented - to attend the founding assembly of the European Spinal Cord Injury Federation. At this meeting the Statutes of the federation were approved by the delegates, the members of the first Executive Board were elected and the work of ESCIF could begin in earnest.

 

Today we represent 33 national organisations from 28 European countries.

 

Previous | ESCIF congresses

On this page a brief information about past congresses can be found. You can find and download more documents about Previous Congresses. Please select a year of ESCIF Congress in the bottom.