Arts & Culture

Access to Arts and Culture is a fundamental human right. However, people with disabilities often do not have full access to cultural events. Thus, they are deprived of the opportunity to participate or enjoy an event of art and culture.

Article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines their equal right to participate in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport. In this context, it states that States Parties must take the necessary measures to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the arts and culture as well as the necessary support to participate.

Recognizing the right of people with disabilities, the members of the NΕΤ of Service Providers, share the same vision; the promotion and defense of parity, participation and enjoyment of cultural life.

Our goal is to share knowledge and exchange good practices around inclusion in the arts, enhancing social cohesion. We support the development of initiatives and programs that facilitate access to the arts and we support artists with disabilities

At the NET we work closely with our members, in our joint effort to provide the right services to people with disabilities and the chance to integrate Arts and Culture into their daily lives.

The members of the working team are the following:

Evangelia-Christina Andreadi (MARGARITA VTC)
Vasiliki Vasilaki (Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of PwD “To Ergastiri”)
Peggy Vassalou (National Council of YMCAs)
Rena Daskalaki (Panhellenic Association of Adapted Activities “ALMA”)
Melpomeni Dimou (Association of Parents, Guardians and Friends of PwD “To Ergastiri”)
Constantina Katostari (Amimoni)
Chrysi Kritsotaki (“THEOTOKOS” Foundation)
Paraskevi Boura (Ploes)
Panagiotis Baltadouros (“PAMMAKARISTOS” Foundation for Child)
Ploumitsa Nomikou (ELEPAP)
Athanasia Papoulidou (Organisation for the Protection of Persons with Autism–P.D.D. of the prefecture of Kastoria)
Thomi Soulti (Association of Parents Guardians & Friends of People with Autism Larissa Prefecture – Greece)
Alexia Chamodraka (Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door)

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