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Organisations unite in Glasgow for disability summit


Delegates from across Europe are expected at the Glasgow conference

Learning Disability experts and campaigners from across Europe will unite in Glasgow for an international conference on action in equity, diversity and inclusion.  

The Europe in Action Conference takes place in May over three days from 7-9 May at Strathclyde University's Technology and Innovation Centre and will see a number of key debates on improving the lives of people with learning disabilities during Scottish Learning Disability Week 2024.   

Enable is the conference host and organiser, and formally opened registration today to delegates to attend.  

This year, the charity celebrates its 70th anniversary, marking seven decades of Enable’s influence and impact at home and abroad in advancing the rights of disabled people.

The conference will welcome organisations from 39 countries, who will share learning and discuss pioneering approaches to improve inclusion for more than 20 million disabled people throughout Europe, as well as discussing how to improve diversity and inclusion for people in Scotland.

Heather Gilchrist, Enable ambassador, who spoke at the last Europe in Action Conference in 2022 in Brussels about her work as a self-advocate, said: “Europe in Action will bring together experts from all over Scotland and Europe and put learning disabilities at the centre of conversations during Scottish Learning Disability Week.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming people from across the world to discuss and compare stories and to learn lessons from people with learning disabilities, and to share our 70-year history with them.

“The conference is for leaders and organisations to join the conversation and to drive change for the better; we need those interested in improving diversity and inclusion to join us.”

The three-day conference is a great opportunity for people across the third sector, health and social care, and businesses who are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion to learn more about working with people with learning disabilities.



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