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A meeting with the mayoral candidates of Pécs

Our members had the opportunity to take part in a discussion with the mayoral and local government candidates of Pécs, concerning their strategy for social provisions if they are elected. All candidates welcomed the creation of a Disability Council. Continue reading
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3th Barrier-free Tourism Day

On 7th of September Barrier-free Tourism Day in Orfű again! Read the details! Continue reading
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WE HAVE WON!!!

We can continue our exploring project of barrier-free locations in Pécs. Continue reading
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General meeting

We talked about job possibility, trainig abroad, our projects and plans.... Continue reading
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Dialogue with the local service providers

Today we took part in a realy forward-looking, constructive workshop with the local service providers in theme: improving the life situation of the local disabled people. Continue reading
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WHY campaign 6th: WHY don’t you talk instead?

Don’t take the chance of disabled people to communicate, to share their opinions and to make responsible decisions! We can make huge differences towards equal opportunity with small things, such as address our message to the disabled person instead of their helpers. Continue reading
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Best practices for the Disablity Council Pécs

The future Disability Council Pécs want to help the task of the Municipality Pécs in relation to the disabled population. Not criticize this job, but promote it. Continue reading
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WHY campaing 5th: WHY do disabled people use straws?

It might be strange that we support straws when every respectable restaurant is withdrawing those environment damaging tubes. Even though they are necessary for most disabled people so because of being barrier-free some cafés will have to keep some in their inventory – in an environment friendly form. Continue reading
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Inclusive tourism instead of barrier-free tourism!

Full social inclusion, together with the able bodied persons, not segregated. Continue reading
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WHY campaign 4: Why do people in wheelchairs go on the roads instead of the pavement?!

Able bodied people walk on them easily. They only get bothered by a wall-mounted car or by the pavement being torn up. The sidewalk for people in wheelchairs though is a real obstacle course! Continue reading
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WHY campaign 3: WHY are the barrier-free hotel rooms different?

Because in wheelchair sitting we need a bit different accommodations. Maybe this all sounds like a lot but it's the only way we can travel. A barrier-free accommodation usually can be created with good intentions without a problem. Continue reading
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5th May: European Day on Independent Living

European Parliament elections are coming. On this occasion, we will formulate messages for the candidates and members of the European Parliament. Join us, make your voice be heard, your opinion matters! Continue reading
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WHY campaign 2: WHY are there blind guide lanes?

Another piece of our WHY? campaign: Have you ever seen “something” during your city walks, in public institutions  or somewhere else, that stands out on the floor and has a different colour? So this is the blind guide lane, that makes access easier for blind people. Continue reading
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WHY campaign 1.: WHY is a disabled parking spot so wide?

Disability vehicles are often larger by design, as wheelchairs have to fit in them. The size of the front passenger door and how wide it can be opened is a crucial aspect, To get into the front passenger seat you need someone to help this requires lots of space, and when arriving in a van, a ramp needs to be attached either to the side or the back of the car for the disabled person to get out. Continue reading
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New campaign – WHY?

We are about to launch a new campaign entitled 'WHY?' on Facebook and on our website. In our new campaign we will explain some basic facts concerning the lives of people living with disabilities, because these fact are very often not obvious to the general public. Take part in it, send us your ideas! Continue reading
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(Magyar) 1%

(Magyar) Köszönjük, ha felajánlod számunkra adód 1%-át! 18027158-1-02 Continue reading
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You can also be an entrepreneur as disabled, why not?!

You don't have a huge amount of investment and other scary things to think about, you can be a partner so that you are the customer of the business or you have good ideas to add! Continue reading
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Innovative co-operations for Independent Living in Hungary

Our goal to set up the system of Personal Assistance in Hungary has come to a very important stage. The Independent Living of persons with disabilities is what we invision in the long term future. Independent Living means that we can decide on the issues that affect our lives as disabled people and that we have access to all the supportive services that enable us to do so. Continue reading
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The Hungarian strategy of independent living support is shaping well

We took part in a round table discussion yesterday in Budapest. The Theme was the support of the independent living of Hungarian disabled people, develop a Hungarian strategy. Continue reading
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We will create the Pécs Disability Council!

We don't stop! End of last year established the Pécs Local Equal Opportunity Programme 2018-2023. The disability-related chapter is written by active local NGO-s. We are working to make our suggestions come true! Continue reading
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We work with another high school in Pécs!

We signed a cooperation agreement with the Kodály Zoltán High School Pécs, so more high school students will work with us as community service. Continue reading
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Another winning tender contract has been signed!

The Emberség Erejével Alapítvány (Human Power Foundation) announced the tender of Strengthening Civil Organisations 2019. as part of a program Open Society Foundations. 144 tenders were submitted to the reading committee in December 2018 and 64 of these were awarded to support in January 2019 - including the project of People First Association: “If there's no barrier, we're coming too! 🙂 “ Continue reading
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Conference about Personal Assistance in Hungary

"Our goal is to continue the establishment of the Hungarian network of user led PA services by collecting and sharing information and experience regarding PA, to support and disseminate the conclusions of participatory researches on connected issues and to generate discourse in the Hungarian judicial and social context. We aim to generate an empowered local forum which connects international knowledge regarding PA systems with the Hungarian framework to successfully constitute accessible PA services." Continue reading
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What we did in 2018?

A year has past, a very active and effective one. Let's see what had People First HU done in 2018?  We've been on a study-tour in Germany and they came here, to Hungary. The association has changed, new Base Rules, new presidency, new plans, the number of our members is continuously increasing. .... Continue reading
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Great year-end general assembly

We held a great open year-end general assembly on 07.12.2018 in Speckó. We talked about how much did we do this year and a future task. Yes, a lot of things we did this year: Continue reading
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Our international project has started

The People First Association participate in an international project, its first kick-off meeting was held between 30.11.-03.12.2018 in Barcelona and Corbera. Continue reading
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inKLOsiv international campagne for the accessible toilets

The People First Association - Pécs participate in the campaign inKLOsiv between 19.11.-03.12.2018 to draw attention how important are barrier-free toilets to the disabled people. Continue reading
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MindTags – a great idea for blind people!

The blind executive director of MindTags start-up company in Berlin has developed a smart phone or tablet useable information and route planning method for the blind and visually impaired people, what we can call like as "digital ramp". Continue reading
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We won!!!

We are very happy to announce that our Association has won with the project called "Pécs is livable as a barrier-free city" at the Pécsi Community Foundation,  “Pécs's future foundation 2018 Community Creativity projects”. Continue reading
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Boccia Hungarian Championship in Pécs

The Boccia Hungarian Championship is ended today. The Pécs team played 46 matches and won 34! Congratulations to all, including our association members! Continue reading
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High school students are working with us

The People First Association Pécs made a contract with the Leőwey Klára Highschool of Pécs, so from the 9/b English class some kind and enthusiastic students work with us on their compulsory community service. 🙂 Continue reading
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Participation of the Equal Opportunities Program’s Pécs works 2018-2023

Our association has been invited to elaborate the 2018-2023 tract of the Pécs's Equal Opportunities Program. We can feel the opportunity's weight, Continue reading
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II. Barrier-free Tourism Day in Orfű 08.09.2018.

Members of our association took a serious role in organization of II. Barrier-free Tourism Day 2018: we were present by the organisation, marketing, collecting and sensitization volunteers, transport of handicapped participants and we provided programs too. Continue reading
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