The European 10-year disabled persons strategy was launched just over a year ago. Alongside this, France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region has taken advantage of its presidency of Quatre Moteurs pour L'Europe (Four Motors for Europe) to highlight experiences, good practices, and foreign innovations in professional training, education, everyday life, multicultural discovery, access to culture, and tourism. All these are sources of exchange and mutual inspiration that can change views and assist the life path of people with disabilities.
Round- table talk: 9.45am to 12.30pm
9.45am: Welcome by Sandrine Chaix, Vice-President responsible for social action and disability
9.50am: Message from Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for equality
9.55–10.05am: Introduction: Disabilities in Europe—Assessment and prospects
10.05–10.45am Session 1 - Presentation of “Four Motors for Europe”
Catalonia, Lombardy, Baden-Württemberg, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, four regions in four countries exchange thoughts on their disability strategy and promote their innovative projects10.45–10.55am: Artistic break: excerpt from the show “On ne parle pas avec des moufles” (No Talking with Mittens On)
10.55–11h35am: Session 2 – Life Long Education and Training
Exchange of thoughts, good practices—What education and professional training possibilities exist in Europe? How and to what extent do they contribute to a greater inclusion of persons with disabilities?11.35–11.45am: Artistic break: second excerpt from the show “On ne parle pas avec des moufles”
11.45am-12.20pm: Session 3 – Discovery of foreign cultures and access to culture
Culture as an opening to changing one's view. Why and how do certain European initiatives help overcome the isolation of persons coping with12.20–12.30pm: Summing-up of round-table talks
Lunch break: 12.30–1.30pm
Free participation: come and trade thoughts with the plenary speakers over lunch, a congenial way to pursue the subjects tackled.
WORKSHOP FOR DEBATE:
Come and debate, put forward your solutions
1.30–3pm: Workshop 1: Is there room for ALL inclusive? What feedback from our European neighbours?WORKSHOP FOR INSPIRATION:
Come and trade thoughts and enjoy a privileged moment with bloggers and globetrotters
1.30–3pm: Workshop 2: What are the realities of travelling with a disability? Encounters, accounts, and experience sharing
WORKSHOP FOR JOINT CONSTRUCTION:
Finding solutions together in a collective intelligence workshop
1.30–3pm: Workshop 3: Accessible mountains: what is the current offering? Prospects and innovative proposals.3.15pm: Stand for the webplateform "Les Signes de Voltaire"
+ Learn the basics of French sign language with La Fondation Voltaire
3.15pm: End-of-day round-up and announcement of the next Big Cause
15h45–16h45: Show: sign-language singing with guest star Laëty Chansigne
+ Laëty offers you a feast of songs adapted into sign language, with French songbook favourites and original creations. Its name: “Chansigne”—the sign-along sing-along.
From Edith Piaf to Ben Mazué, you can hear these songs with your eyes and join in with your hands—as we hope you do!
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