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Inclusion Europe has launched its new project “Full Inclusion in Development Aid for People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families”. The one-year project aims at providing better support for people with intellectual disabilities and their families in developing countries.

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Inclusion Europe and its two project partners and membership organizations, Lebenshilfe in Germany and Mencap in the United Kingdom, successfully adopted an agenda at the first project meeting on 26 of January. The project also intends to raise awareness of development ooperation in local disability organizations, among self-advocates in easy to read language as well as among mainstream development organizations across Europe. The objective is to include people with intellectual disabilities and their families in mainstream development aid programs. The outcome should be a greater involvement of local and regional intellectual disability NGOs in development cooperation and policies. In order to achieve these goals National Networking Meetings will be held in each country to foster cooperation of local and regional associations and to work on the sustainability of the new networks. An information Toolkit on development cooperation will be produced in English, German and French. Thus, it facilitates dissemination throughout Inclusion Europe’s network. The project further aims at supporting the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in developing countries