Sunday , 16 May 2021


Opening of the Institute of the National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities

The National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESA) welcomes the establishment of the Institute of the National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities and Chronic Diseases (IN-ESA), which it created in collaboration with the Panhellenic Federation of Associations of Parents and Guardians of Persons with Disabilities (P.O.S.G.K.A.M.A.). IN-ESA HAS independent legal status, is the official study and research body of the country's wheelchair movement and has as its mission the protection and promotion of the rights of people with disabilities, chronic diseases and their families. The main purpose of the Institute is to make a catalytic contribution to the implementation of the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to the realization of the "right approach to disability" throughout the country.

IN-ESAEMA focuses on research, innovation and knowledge creation, aiming at: the development of a national political and legal framework for disability and chronic diseases, the strengthening of the institutional and operational capacity of the E.S.A.M.A. and its member organisations throughout the country, the empowerment of people with disabilities, chronic diseases and their families, as well as the exploitation of scientific-research staff with disabilities and/or chronic diseases, of the country. The central activity of IN-ESA, is the recording, study, and implementation of research and development programmes on disability and chronic diseases, the exchange and transfer of know-how as well as dialogue with the international research and academic community, always with the aim of the evidence-based and evidence-based development of new disability strategies, policies and practices and ensuring equal opportunities for participation and equal choices for all.

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