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Social Inclusion – the theme of the next Eurobulletin

The new issue presents projects that are implemented in Belarus to facilitate social inclusion of vulnerable categories in social life.

Mr. Pavel Burykin, a paediatrician, describes a project aimed at protecting the rights of children with severe disabilities. The project staff support families with severely ill children with the exercise of the rights that are guaranteed to them.

Mr. Sergey Drozdovsky, Director of the Office for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, explains what the Agenda-50 project stands for, and how local communities help implement the principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Mr. Vladimir Potapenko, Head of the Belarusian Society for Persons with Disabilities, gives an account of the status of the Valožyn without Barriers project. Upon its implementation, Valožyn District should become a model of rendering social/recreation service and development of tourism for persons with disabilities.

Ms. Svetlana Tsiunel delineates how the initiative on medicinal herb cultivation in Miadziel District helps pension-age local residents come back to an active life, earn an extra income and get a sense of their self-worth. Ms. Yulia Zhukovskaya also explains how to arrange schoolyard in order to make it attractive for teenagers to hang out there and acquire new knowledge, thus facilitating their socialization

The issue is concluded with a block of news, inter alia, on the opening of the Mythology Tourism Centre in Berezinsky Reserve.