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Title: Delivering


1
  • Delivering
  • the Barcelona Declaration
  • Closing Conference
  • April 2004

2
  • Celebrating the Adoption !
  • Michal Ozmin
  • Cearbhall OMeadhra
  • Project Team.

3
  • The Barcelona Declaration Project
  • 2001-2004
  • Facilitating local authorities in creating a more
    inclusive society
  • This project is being delivered by the Institute
    for Design and Disability on behalf of the
    National Disability Authority.

4
  • Background to the Barcelona Declaration Project
  • In June 2001, the National Disability Authority
    (NDA) was asked by the Department of Justice,
    Equality and Law Reform to issue a public call to
    tender for the Barcelona Declaration Project.
  • The Institute for Design and Disability (IDD)
    successfully tendered for the contract.

5
  • Budget
  • 387,000.00

6
  • Barcelona Declaration Project
  • terms of reference

7
  • Raising awareness and promoting the Barcelona
    Declaration among all local authorities in
    Ireland with a view to the adoption of the
    Declaration and its implementation by local
    authorities...

8
  • Securing adoption of the Declaration by at least
    75 of local authorities by the end of 2003.

9
  • Developing and delivering a programme to local
    authorities which will enable them to
    disability-proof their decision making processes
    and activities in accordance with the principles
    of the Barcelona Declaration...

10
  • Issuing guidelines which facilitate local
    authorities in developing implementation plans
    for specific pilot actions and projects to give
    practical application to the Barcelona
    Declaration principles within the work of the
    local authority

11
  • Members of the Project Team
  • Project Leader Michal J. Ozmin
  • and Disability proofing template
  • Adoption of the Declaration Cearbhall OMeadhra
    Patsy Treanor
  • Seminars and Training Programme Ken Ewart
  • Ken Tiernan
  • Pilot Projects/ Actions Caitriona Shaffrey
  • Administrative Assistant Judy Kelly
  • Closing Conference coordinator Evelyn Kavanagh

12
  • The Project teams mission is
  • to design a situation in which all members of the
    community, including people with disabilities,
    can actively participate in a process that will
    produce tangible evidence of a barrier free
    society achieved by the application of the
    principles of Design for All

13
  • The Initial calendar
  • of the Project

14
2001 2001 2001 Preparation
2002
2002 Plannig, delivering and monitoring the adoption campaign Project Launching
2002 Plannig, delivering and monitoring the adoption campaign Plannig and delivering Seminars and Production of Guidelines
2002 Plannig, delivering and monitoring the adoption campaign Plannig and delivering Seminars and
2003 Target December 75 Training Programme (Stage 1) Pilot projects and Actions Monitoring
2003 Target December 75 Pilot projects and Actions Monitoring
2003 Target December 75 (Stage 2) Pilot projects and Actions Monitoring
2004 Conference Report
15
  •  National Launch
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  • Dublin 14.02.02.
  • The Project was launched by
  • An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, TD
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16
  • Regional launch programme




17
  • Galway, 01.03.02, opened by Bob Molloy,
    TD, Minister for Housing
  • Tralee, 11.03.02, opened by John
    ODonoghue,TD, Minister for Justice, Equality
    and Law Reform
  • Athlone, 15.03.02, opened by Michael
    Smith, TD,
  • Minister for Defence
  • Dungarvan, 22.03.02, opened by Martin
    Cullen,TD,
  • Minister of State, Dept of Finance
  • Dundalk, 25.03.02, opened by Dermot
    Ahern, TD,
  • Minister of Health and Social Welfare
  • Nenagh, 05.04.02, opened by Senator
    Donie Cassidy
  • Castlebar, 12.04.02, opened by Beverly
    Cooper Flynn, TD,
  • Cork City, 15.04.02, opened by Michael
    Martin, TD,
  • Minister for Education
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18
  • Plenary Conference
  • Dublin Castle, 14.06.02
  • opened by the Mayor of Dublin
  • with a key note by
  • Michael McDowell,TD, Minister of Justice Equality
    and Law Reform.

19
  • Project Evaluation and Conclusions
  • November 2002

20
  • There is a positive change in the culture and
    attitudes among decision makers at local
    authority level leading towards creating an
    inclusive society.
  • Local authorities have the power and the
    capability to remove physical and attitudinal
    barriers that cause intimidation and exclusion.
    Do they have the will to do so?

21
  • There is a communication gap between local
    authority representatives and people with
    disabilities and their advocates.
  • The disability proof decision-making process
    must be developed. It will only work if the
    consultative process is in place in which the
    disabled people and their advocates would
    participate meaningfully and effectively.

22
  • The adoption of the Declaration without
    implementation is meaningless and has no impact
    on people with disabilities.
  • The Declaration and its implementation are
    peripheral to the main stream issues of local
    authority managers and directors of services.

23
  • The position of the Barcelona Declaration must
    be analysed in relation to Equality legislation
    in Ireland.
  • The 17 Agreements of the Declaration need to be
    condensed into essential objectives.
  • The cost of implementation is not an issue.

24
  • Formulation of a new approach
  • November 2002

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  • Carry out the adoption campaign.
  • Identify the Declaration with the framework of
    Equality legislation.
  • Define the essence of the 17 Agreements.
  • Produce a Disability Proof Decision- Making
    Template.
  • Assist selected local authorities to develop
    models of good practice for the implementation of
    the Declaration (Pilot Actions).
  • Provide Awareness and Communication Training for
    personnel and disabled people and their
    advocates from the selected authorities.

26
  • The Revised calendar
  • of the Project
  • November 2003-May2004

27
2001 2001 2001 Preparation
2002
2002 Plannig, delivering and monitoring the adoption campaign Launching programme
2002 Plannig, delivering and monitoring the adoption campaign Evaluation of results, conclusions, Formulation of a new approach Evaluation of results, conclusions, Formulation of a new approach Evaluation of results, conclusions, Formulation of a new approach
2002 Plannig, delivering and monitoring the adoption campaign ffSelection of 2 LA- Pilot Actions ffSelection of 2 LA- Pilot Actions ffSelection of 2 LA- Pilot Actions
2003 December 75 Training and Seminar programme Training and Seminar programme Training and Seminar programme
2003 December 75 Design Template Disability Proofing Process Monitoring Actions Models of good practice Implementation Monitoring Actions Models of good practice Implementation
2003 December 75 Selection of 4 more LA-Pilot Actions Selection of 4 more LA-Pilot Actions Selection of 4 more LA-Pilot Actions
2003 December 75 Training and Seminar programme Training and Seminar programme Training and Seminar programme
2004 April 81 Conference Report Report
28
  • The Adoption of the Declaration
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29
  • In Europe the Declaration has been adopted by 432
    local authorities, including Ireland (April
    2004).
  • In Ireland the Declaration has been adopted by 93
    local authorities (out of 114) and there is
    still more to come.
  • At 82 this is the highest rate of adoption of
    the Declaration in Europe.

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  • The pattern of adoption of the Declaration by
    Irish local authorities was as follows
  • 1995 to December 2001 10
  • In November 2002 45
  • In January 2003 57
  • In November 2003 85
  • In April 2004 93

31
  • The full list of local authorities,which adopted
    the Barcelona Declaration is in the folder

32
  • Is the adoption of the Declaration the right
    gateway for local authorities to address
    disability issues as part of Equality Agenda?
  • Yes

33
  • The framework
  • The Projects first breakthrough

34
  • Disability is one of nine grounds of the
    Equality Agenda.
  • The Barcelona Declaration therefore must be seen
    within the Equality framework of Irish (and
    European) legislation.
  • Local authorities can fulfill their statutory
    obligation by implementing Agreements II, III,
    VI, VII and X of the Barcelona Declaration.

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  • The initial assumption that the Barcelona
    Declaration stands in its own right as an
    inspirational manifesto was incorrect.
  • Equally, the initial assumption that the adoption
    of the Declaration does not obligate local
    authorities to take actions was also incorrect.

36
  • Key legislation in Ireland
  • Employment Equality Act 1998
  • Equal Status Act 2000
  • Local Government Act 2000
  • Part M of Building Regulations 2000
  • Equality Bill 2004
  • Disability Bill (in the process) 2004

37
  • Key national plans
  • National Action Plan against Poverty and Social
    Exclusion 2001/2003
  • Employment Action Plan 2002
  • Sustaining Progress 2003

38
  • What is the Barcelona Declaration(1995)? Th
    e Barcelona Declaration is a gateway that
    facilitates local authorities in tackling one of
    the grounds of
  • the Equality Agenda- Disability

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  • The fundamental principle of the Declaration
  • Every person has a value and the right to be
    treated with dignity
  • This is an Equality issue

40
  • The essence of the 17 Agreements in the 6
    Objectives
  • The projects second break through
  • Adopting the Declaration obliges local
    authorities to

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  • 1. Promotion
  • Promote disability awareness and ensure the
    right of people with disabilities to be different
    and their right to receive personal attention

42
  • 2. Adopt Policies and Measures
  • Develop the disability proof decision-making
    process
  • including impact assessment and monitoring
    procedures for policies, actions and projects

43
  • 3. Develop the Consultative Process
  • Incorporate participative and
  • consultative procedures into
  • the disability proofing process

44
  • 4. Achieve Inclusion and Accessibility
  • Provide disable people with
  • access to social and physical
  • environments as well as services

45
  • 5. Make adjustment
  • Develop policies for adapting the environment to
    the needs of people with disabilities

46
  • 6. Training
  • Provide training programmes
  • dealing with disability proof decisin-making
    process
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47
  • So? For the local authority, whats the
    difference before and after the adoption ?
  • The Consultative Process makes all the difference
    this is the first and most important
    step towards inclusion

48
  • The Implementation Structure

49
  • There are clear procedures for adopting the
    Declaration
  • however
  • There is no clear structure to implement the
    Declaration

50
  • In most of the cases it has been the Community
    and Enterprise Service which provided structure
    and plans for implementation of the Declaration
  • thus
  • So far two structural models are being
  • developed for implementation of the Barcelona
    Declaration Action Plan
  • (Kerry Local Authorities and Waterford City
    Council)

51
  • The Disability Proofing Process

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  • Who are the players in the process?
  • On the policy and executive level
  • Members of Local Authority, Strategic Planning
    Committee, County/City Managers and Directors of
    Services.
  • On the operational and supervisory level
  • Professional and Administrative staff including
    Access, Social Inclusion, Community and
    Enterprise Officers,
  • On the consultative level
  • Disabled People and their Advocates

53
  • What model of disability has been adopted?
  • At the heart of the Barcelona Declaration is the
    social model of disability, which places a
    person's impairment in the context of the social
    and environmental factors, that create disabling
    barriers preventing people from functioning and
    participating in society.

54
  • This is not about compensating people with
    impairments for what is wrong with their bodies
    or learning capabilities, then targeting special
    benefits at them and providing segregated
    services for them.
  • This is about inclusion

55
  • What are basic components of the Proofing
    Process?
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  • Awareness Raising putting the house in order'
  • The major aim is to  
  • Develop a proper attitudinal framework for
    disability proofing decision-making processes at
    all levels.
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  • Audit the base for Impact Assessment
  •  The major aims are to
  • Identify the extent to which disability issues
    are dealt and have been dealt with in past
    policies, actions and projects
  • Identify specific local needs and requirements
  • Initiate the consultative process

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  • Consultative Process the Key Element for
    Effective Proofing
  • The major aims are to
  • Define the level(s) and methods of participation
    of disabled people in the decision-making
    process.
  • Identify, jointly, the expectations and essential
    objectives that, if not satisfied, invalidate a
    policy, action or project.
  • Agree implementation methods.
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  • Impact Assessment- it makes the difference to
    the local community
  •  The aims are to
  • Evaluate the qualitative and quantitative
    consequences of decisions to be made.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of disability proofing
    decision-making process as a whole.
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  • The Impact Assessment has 7steps
  • 1. Screening
  • 2. Scoping
  • 3. Impact Apraisal
  • 4. Decision making
  • 5. Statement of influence
  • 6. Implementation
  • 7. Monitoring and Evaluation
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61
  • Project Conclusions
  • April 2004

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  • The success of the Barcelona Project must be
    seen as the success of an Irish Government
    initiative leading towards the creation of an
    inclusive society.
  • In this context
  • the Barcelona Declaration has proven to be the
    right tool to focus on Disability issues and to
    address them directly at local community level.

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  • European initiatives such as the Barcelona
    Declaration, should be conceived in operational
    terms as well as inspirational terms to fully
    benefit society.
  • The What is as important as the How.
  • The Barcelona Project in Ireland constitutes the
    How

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  • The positive impact of the Barcelona Declaration
    in Ireland is due to consolidated approach
    involving the National Disability Authority,
    County/City Development Boards, Local
    Authorities, Institute for Design and Disability
    (whose team has delivered the Project), people
    with disabilities and their advocates.

65
  • The Project reached its objectives as stated in
    the Terms of Reference
  • promoted the Barcelona Declaration and
    identified it with the Equality legislation in
    Ireland,
  • exceeded the required 75 of adoptions,
  • achieved 82, the highest rate of adoption in
    Europe,
  • developed Disability proof decision- making
    process,

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  • produced Disability Proofing Template,
  • condensed the 17 Agreements into 6 readily
    recognisable essential objectives,
  • identified the Consultative process as the
    most important element of the Declaration.
  • ensured that ownership of models of good
    practice is identified with the local authority
    personnel who developed them .

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  • The Terms of reference of the Project focused on
    local authorities. The Project Team concentrated
    on delivering a programme, which enabled local
    authorities to disability-proof their
    decision-making process. There is a need to
    develop a corresponding programme for disabled
    people in order to make the consultative process
    more effective and meaningful.

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  • To date, most local authorities are at the
    transition stage between the act of adoption and
    the act of planning the implementation. Learning
    from the European experience, follow-up support
    is required to ensure the sustainability of the
    implementation and to disseminate models of good
    practice.

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  • The Disability proofing process has only just
    been introduced. The Impact Assessment has not
    been fully tested. The local authorities, which
    lead the implementation and those at the
    transition stage would benefit from
  • having their work proactively monitored after the
    completion of this Project.

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  • Ireland took the Declaration as a national
    policy and gained from it. Ireland is now heading
    the European Unions Council of Ministerswho
    better to build on the Barcelona Declaration in a
    new Celtic Strategy for a fairer, better
    Europe?
  • (Pete Kercher, President, European Institute for
    Design and Disability)

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  • Thank you
  • We hope that you have found this presentation
    informative.
  • Any Questions?

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  • Barcelona Declaration
  • Project
  • April 2004

73
  • Irish Perspectives - The Barcelona Declaration
  • An Taoiseach
  • Bertie Ahern TD
  • April 2004

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  • Delivering
  • the Barcelona Declaration
  • Closing Conference
  • April 2004
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