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The Serbian Partner closing seminar took place 27th – 29th June 2016

MDRI-S, in partnership with Disability Rights International and support from the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) organised the PERSON closing event and international conference: “Equality Before the Law and Supported Decision Making” on 29-30 June 2016 in Belgrade. For more information and to see the presentations of all speakers at the conference are available from this link.

PERSON Country reports

We are delighted to launch the individual EU-PERSON country reports today. These reports present the most up-to-date information and research conducted by our partners on the situation for people with disabilities regarding legal capacity law in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and Turkey. Initial reports on domestic law on legal capacity in each of these countries were prepared in 2013 and these up to date reports reflect developments over the lifetime of the EU-PERSON project regarding reform of guardianship and mental health laws. Collectively we celebrate the achievements of each of the partners in highlighting and advocating for the domestic law reforms necessary to achieve compliance with Article 12 CRPD.

Click here for Country reports


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Coming Soon!! – New Partner Country Reports

These reports will give an update into the current situation in each partner Country since the first reports published in November 2014.

PERSON Project Report 2012 – 2016

The PERSON project is delighted to launch its final report, which provides an update of the important achievements and ongoing challenges in the field of legal capacity reform in our partner countries: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Serbia and Turkey. The report covers the period 2012-2016 and provides an overview of the main activities of the project in the areas of legislative reform, strategic litigation, and capacity building. It also reports on the use of the PERSON Guiding Principles, the ‘Right to Act’ campaign and the international and local impact the project has had over the last 4 years. This report will be of interest to anyone working in the area of legal capacity reform and to those pursuing various reform strategies around the world in this field. Click here to view the report.

Some photos from the recent Kosovo seminar

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ISDY Seminar agenda

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Legal Capacity – Human Rights  

Prizren – Kosovo

19 May 2016

Activity Time
  • Participant registration


  • Opening Remarks – introduction to PERSON Project


  • Opening Remarks,Director of Professional Mental Health Service in Prizren, Dr. Naim Fanaj


09:30 – 10:00


10:00 – 10:30



10:30– 11:30



Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00

Ongoing Legal Capacity Reforms in Kosovo 

  • Ombusmen office: Resurce  Legal Capacity of persons with Mental Disability.
  • Disability Forum in Kosovo, Challenges and Inclusion of  DPOs


  • Discussion




12:00 – 12:45



12:45 – 13:30





Lunch Break

14:00 – 14:45


  • Presentation  model  “ Local Strategy” in Prizren Municipality– Elhame Berisha


  • Discussion and Closing









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This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of PERSON (Partnership to Ensure Reforms of Supports in Other Nations) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.

ISDY Invitation to National Seminar 19th May

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Legal Capacity – Human Rights

Prizren– Kosovo

19- May 2016



Dear Collegues and associates,



We are pleased to invite you to our Regional Conference on Persons with Disabilities in Kosovo, which is organized by  Insitiutet for Sustanibility and Development of Youth with Project PERSON.


This process come as a result of our joint work started at the year 2013 in January, where under the coordination of the Office for Good Governance / Office of the Prime Minister worked in the designing of 1) Strategy and Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities, 2) the establishment of the Forum of persons with Disabilities, 3) Creation of Pool of experts for cooperation, 4) Contribute to the design and recommendations for Mental Health Law in Kosovo. So far we have had many common results within the project PERSON with representatives of institutions of central and local level, representatives from civil society and local and international agencies to come to the common results.


The main purpose of the conference is to increase the powers of civil society organizations at the regional and national levels to advocate strategically and monitor of the reforms that affect people with disabilities and intellectual psycho – social persons.




Please confirm your participation with telephone number +377 44 150 254 or 044 261 685 or by

e-mail address; ,

Thank you for your cooperation and contribution.


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This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of PERSON (Partnership to Ensure Reforms of Supports in Other Nations) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.



PERSON project Principles

Now available: The PERSON project Principles in local partner languages, Albanian, Bosnian, English, Serbian and Turkish

These are the guidelines that were generated in the early stages of the project.

ISDY will hold thier National Seminar on 19th May 2016

This event will be held in Prizren, Kosovo.

Details to follow.

A re-cap of Partner event agenda’s throughout the project from December 2012 to Present, click the Seminar material tab for each one.

Click into the Publications page and then Seminar material tab to view each one.

  • MDRI-S  – Conference May 2013
  • SHINE – Conference March 2014
  • ISDY – Conference April 2014
  • SUMERO – Conference May 2014
  • RUSIHAK – Conference June 2014
  • ADRF – Seminar March 2015
  • SUMERO – Workshop September 2015
  • RUSIHAK – Ombudsman office training December 2015