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Project Overview

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AJuPID stands for Access to Justice for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities.
AJuPID is a project funded by the European Union, which we also call the EU.
The project has 10 partners. They come from 6 European countries.
These countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Hungary and Ireland.

The partners of the projectwant to improve access to justice
for people with intellectual disabilities.
With the AJuPID project we hope to achieve 2 results:

1. In the future, legal guardians no longer take decisions for disabled people.
Instead, supporters will help people with disabilities to take decisions on their own.
2. Judges and court staff will better understand the rights and needs
of disabled people.
During court cases, judges and court staff will interact better with people with disabilities.

To do this:

  • We will provide training to supporters of people with disabilities around making decisions.
  • Family members, friends, professionnals and others can be supporters.
  • We will inform judges and court staff about the rights of people with disabilities.

The project will run for 2 years.
It started in April 2014 and it will end in March 2016.