|Project title||Verdes Tamás|
|Project manager||Verdes Tamás|
|Project timeframe||May 1st, 2014 - July 31st, 2014|
|Amount of support||7,000 €|
The main objective of the internship project is to learn about the Icelandic support system of people living with intellectual and psychosocial disability, in order to identify service and advocacy strategies that could be useful in Hungary. The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union’s Disability Rights Program is looking for best practices and new advocacy strategies currently unavailable, or unknown in Hungary. By the end of the stay the intern will have advanced knowledge in at least two different areas of disability rights. The main focal points of the research program are the following: (1) service user’s advocacy strategies on reforming legal capacity; (2) supported living; (3) the sepolitical rigths of those under guardianship, the right to vote and to be elected, accesssibility in the election process; (4) supported parenthood, the regulation of the reproductive rigths of those under guardianship; (5) advocacy strategies of disabled people’s organisation, user-led services and user-controlled organisations. As the program deals primarily with service user’s advocacy strategies on reforming legal capacity and supported living, the intern will dedicate most of its time to these two major issues.