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Disabled people have a right to live in the community

Updated: Nov 21, 2018


Several Central and Eastern European countries like Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia have invested tens of millions of euros in structural funds to build and/or renovate long-stay institutions for people with disabilities instead of supporting community-based alternatives, which safeguard human rights and are more cost-effective.

Article written by Judith Klein, Director of the Mental Health Initiative, Open Society Foundations

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