The project builds on the vast experience of project partners in supporting the participation of children across Europe.
Inclusion Europe is the European network of associations representing people with intellectual disabilities and their families in 36 European countries. Since 1988, Inclusion Europe seeks policy mainstreaming, equal opportunities and full participation of people with intellectual disabilities in all aspects of society. www.inclusion-europe.org
Eurochild is a network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people. Eurochild work is underpinned by the principles enshrined in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. www.eurochild.org
|Cedar Foundation, Bulgaria
The Cedar Foundation, a Bulgarian nonprofit organization, has worked to protect the rights of children and people with disabilities since its inception in 2005. The organization has rare and valuable experience in the closure of a large institution for children with intellectual disabilities and development of high-quality small group home services. Cedar works closely with the Bulgarian government on the local, regional and national levels, on reforming current child care practices. http://www.cedarfoundation.org/en/
|Quip – Association for Change, Czech Republic
Quip is a not for profit organization founded in 2003. Since its founding Quip promotes new approaches in the field of support services, based on principles of inclusion and citizenship of people with disabilities. http://www.kvalitavpraxi.cz/en/
|Fundación Sindrome de Down, Madrid, Spain
Down Syndrome Foundation of Madrid is a non-profit organization, whose mission is twofold: the achievement of individual autonomy of persons with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities, and their full social inclusion. Established 25 years ago, Down Madrid has more than 2,500 locations, engaging over 200 professionals and 300 volunteers, all working in 57 programs and 29 services with the collaboration of more than 300 corporations.
In collaboration with Lumos
Lumos works to support the 8 million children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to a family life and to end the institutionalisation of children. www.wearelumos.org