Monitor Your Rights


Who is behind this?

Joanna Nowak-Piech

Foundation Institute for Regional Development


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

We are willing to create a common online form to monitor the implementation and respect of the UN Convention of Rights of People with Disabilities and the EU regulations contained the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. We want to build equal and aware of their rights civil community in the EU!

Where will your idea take place?

Poland, the EU

Why does Europe need your idea?

In the EU, one in six people - around 80 million - has a disability that ranges from mild to severe. The CRPD was adopted in 2006 and entered into force in 2008. Its purpose is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities. It was the most rapidly negotiated human rights treaty to date and, since its adoption, it has received impressive support globally. The matter of disability is high priority in the EU policy, also by close cooperation with an umbrella organisations, like the EDF. On the other hand, we have noticed the lack of uniform European NGO's actions in the protection and monitor of rights of people with disabilities.

What is your impact?

The monitoring tool is meant to be the interactive platform to unite, strengthen and expand structures of European civil society. This will be a place where people with disabilities and those, who are not indifferent to compliance with the law and justice, could alert violations of human rights and unequal treatment of people with disabilities. We are expected to create a successful and constant cooperation with organisations from the EU, especially those, which have more experience in self-advocating and building awareness of rights of people with disabilities. We will make all efforts to achieve that goal by using our current network and promote the project in digital and traditional way. We estimate that by the end of the project, we can gather around that idea 20 institutions.

How do you get there?

First of all, we want to contact with cooperating organisations and share the idea of that project. We would encourage them to spread the news and that’s how we start to build a new network. We will answer to their needs and suggestions regarding visual and functional side of the platform and our future cooperation. Its objectives are pursued by actions in eight priority areas:
1. Accessibility:make goods and services accessible to people with disabilities and promote their rights.
2. Participation:promote the provision of quality community-based services.
3. Equality:combat discrimination based on disability.
4. Education:encourage disabled people to participate fully in society and improve their quality of life.
5. External action: unite organisations and initiatives .

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What makes your idea stand apart?


€ 50000,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 50000,-

Total budget

Major expenses


What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

We are open to all suggestions and advice how to improve our project. It is based on cooperation between organisations in Europe, so it is very important for us if you would like to share your opinion.



Idea created on April 7, 2015
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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