ESCIF Congress 2021
Wednesday, 25th to Friday 27th August 2021, Nottwil – Switzerland
Topic: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity (CRPD, Article. 1).
During the Congress participants will learn about the CRPD and how organisations, such as ESCIF and its member organisations, can participate in governmental processes related to the CRPD. Furthermore, practical examples of the impact of the CRPD from rehabilitation and public transport will be presented.
The congress is open to anyone who has an interest in spinal cord injury and disability rights – be it a personal or professional one.
The fifteenth ESCIF Congress is organised by the Swiss Paraplegic Association and supported by the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation.
Preliminary program ESCIF congress 2021 in Nottwil, Switzerland
|Wednesday 25th August 2021||Speakers/Remarks|
|14:00||Arrival of delegates at the Zürich airport, at the latest||Transfers from Zürich Airport at 11am and 2:30pm|
|16:00||Welcome reception in the foyer of the Guido A. Zäch Institute|
|17:00||Opening of Congress
o President of ESCIF
o Director of the Swiss Paraplegics Association (SPA)
Stefan Jorlev: Moderator of the congress
|17:30||Introduction to the congress||President of ESCIF: Stefan Jorlev|
Title: The Implementation of the CRPD in European Countries
Prof. Dr. Markus Schefer, Switzerland
University of Basel, Faculty of Law
|18:45||End of travelling and working day|
|19:30||Get-together dinner||Restaurant Vivace, Hotel Sempachersee|
|Thursday 26th August 2021||Speakers/Remarks|
|9:00||4 Presentations about the problems of persons with SCI in European Countries, rehabilitation needs in European Countries, about the implementation of the CRPD and a shadow report.|
|12:30||Lunch (Foyer GZI)|
|17:00||Presentation of the ESCIF Help Alliance & Members input|
|18:30||End of working day|
|19:30||Congress Dinner Restaurant Aurora & Ambassador program|
|Friday 27th August 2021||Speakers/Remarks|
|09:00||Assembly of Delegates||Chairperson:|
|10:15||Coffee break with exhibition and poster session|
|10:45||Presentation and discussion of workshop results|
|12:20||Invitation to the ESCIF Congress 2022||Milan Kašiak|
|12:30||End of the Congress||Stefan Jorlev|
|12:45||Lunch (Foyer GZI)|
|14:00||Transport of delegates to Zürich airport|
|Optional sightseeing & Extension of your stay|
|Saturday 28th August 2021||Speakers/Remarks|
|10:00||Transport of delegates to Zürich airport|
Congress costs for all days:
- €350 for delegates and her/his personal assistant (per person);
- €425 for participants of a member organization and her/his personal assistant (per person);
- €425 for patron members and her/his personal assistant (per person);
- €500 for any other participant and her/his personal assistant (per person).
Congress fee for all days includes:
- Hotel accommodation for two nights, including breakfast
- Welcome reception and dinner on Wednesday, 25th August.
- Congress Dinner on Thursday, 26th August.
- Two lunches
- Coffee breaks
- Congress material
Registration closes Wednesday, 26th May 2021 (For the whole period the early bird fee applies)
For registration, after 26th May 2021, you can contact email@example.com (Price and availability on request)
Hotel reservations (including extra nights) will be done by the organiser according to your congress registration.