Programme of Europe in Action 2019

Everyone can live by the river

Inspired by the Užupis quarter in the city of Vilnius,​ we will explore the ambitions, experiences and struggle for independent life.​

We invite you to come and join a discussion around these 2main topics:

“Everyone has the right to live by the river”

This is about the right to live independently and to beincluded in the community.

We invite you to talk and to learn about:

  • Lithuania’s and other countries’ work to ensure the right to live independently
  • The role of families in preparing to live independently, and what support families need
  • What needs to be done so this right is a reality also for people with complex support needs?

“Everyone has the right to make mistakes”

This is about the right to decide about your own life and about the future of the community you live in.

We invite you to talk and to learn about:

  • The practice of supported decision-making, reforms of legal capacity and of electoral laws.
  • What needs to be done so this right is a reality also for people with complex support needs?

Would you like to lead a discussion about these topics?

Do you have or know about a good idea, activity or project others would benefit from?

Tell us about them in this short form.