News / Events

RUSHIAK Conference June 2014

A reminder that our Turkish Partner RUSIHAK have there PERSON Conference 5th & 6th June 2014 – Agenda to follow.

SUMERO Conference May 2014

A reminder that our Bosnian Partner SUMERO have there PERSON Conference 29 & 30th May 2014 – Agenda to follow.

ISDY Conference April 2014 Pristina, Kosovo

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Croatian Conference March 2014

Here are some photos of the people involved in the PERSON project from the latest partner conference in Croatia.




Conference Date Change

The Dates have changed for the Croatian partners Conference – New dates are 12th and 13th March 2014.

PERSON conference’s 2014

Dates for your dairies

THE SHINE – Croatia

18th and 19th February 2014

ISDY – Kosovo

22nd and 23rd April 2014

SUMERO – Bosnia and Herzegovina

29th and 30th May 2014

RUSIHAK – Turkey

5th and 6th June 2014

Conference Agenda, Belgrade 21-22 May 2013




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Important Dates

10 May – Deadline for Partners input to Inception Report

21/22 May – International Conference Belgrade Serbia

23/24 May – Inception Conference

6 June – Deadline for NUIG Narrative and Financial Report

The Centre For Disability Law & Policy Awarded Major EU Grant

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP) at NUI Galway along with five international partner Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have been awarded an EU grant of ε700,000 to fund the Partnership to Ensure Reforms of Supports in other Nations (PERSON).

The new project, funded by the EU Directorate General for Enlargement will increase the competencies of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Balkan states on both regional and national levels.

One of the core tasks of the project will be the development of a strategic plan, which will be crucial to ensure that consistent progress towards reform occurs in each of the partner countries. Each of the partner CSOs will contribute to this strategy by researching the most up to date legislative and policy position in their respective countries, highlighting opportunities for reform, and identifying the organisation’s main advocacy strength.

Within the strategic plan, the PERSON principles will set out the key items that are essential for legal capacity law reform that is compliant with Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

PERSON is initially scheduled for two years. The CSO partners are: the Mental Disability Rights initiative (MDRI-S) in Serbia, the Association for Social Affirmation of People with Psychosocial Disabilities (SHINE) in Croatia, SUMERO in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Institute of Sustainability and Development of Youth (ISDY) in Kosovo and The Initiative for Human Rights in Mental Health (RUSIHAK) in Turkey.

Each of the partners will hold a national event in their country with each event taking a different approach to the issue of legal capacity. The first national event will take place in Serbia in May 2013 and will focus on self – advocacy and legal capacity.

For more information contact:
Joanna Forde
Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway
Tel: 091 494272, email:

    Institute for Sustainability and Development of Youth (ISDY) Institute for Sustainability and Development of Youth (ISDY)

    Institute for Sustainability and Development of Youth (ISDY)

Institute for Sustainability and Development of Youth (ISDY)

Institute for Sustainability and Development of Youth (ISDY), the implementing partner of PERSON Project in Kosovo has conducted several meetings with the organizations of people with disabilities representing different communities. Today the organizations signed the declaration of agreement to work jointly in establishing the Kosovo Disability Forum, as an independent organization of people with disabilities and their families. The Forum will represent the interests of all people with disabilities of Kosovo without exception, and will ensure inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in decision-making processes concerning disability.
This action aims to reach PERSON Overall objective 2. to bring together like-minded civil society organisations in Balkan states to support people with disabilities to exercise their rights on an equal basis with other, through bringing together like-minded CSO’s in national level first. It is also a positive action towards achieving PERSON Specific objective, to increase the competencies of CSO’s on both regional and national levels to strategically advocate and monitor reforms affecting persons with psycho-social and intellectual disabilities.