The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN – 2006) defines disability as “long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others." This new meaning to the concept of disability has brought to the signatory countries of the agreement – such as Brazil and European Union (EU) member countries – challenges and obligations both in terms of developing disability assessment mechanisms and implementing systems for a unified assessment of disability.
The purpose of this project is to strengthen dialogue on the promotion of rights of people with disabilities within the EU-Brazil partnership, especially the recognition of this vulnerable group. Its goal is to exchange experiences on disability assessment mechanisms; to gain insight into the disability assessment systems of France and Spain, their perspective on this domain, disability information systems, public equipment, and teams of evaluators, financing, etc., in order to provide technical inputs to the implementation of disability assessment systems in the countries concerned.
This includes information and best practices exchanges, a technical mission, preparation of a study, and a seminar to disseminate and report on the results of the project.
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