On February 28, 2022, the Program council of NCEU-MK WG 2, held a meeting with the Slovak expert, Ms Ana Podlesna. The purpose of the meeting was to exchange some thematic and organizational details between national experts and the Slovak expert – Ms Anna Podlesna.
The meeting with Ms. Podlesna was attendend by:
Prof. Mileva Gjurovska, National coordinator of NCEU-MK
Lazar Jovevski, NCEU-MK expert, Professor at the Law Faculty Iustinianus Primus
Elena Kochoska, Expert for disability and CRPD at Polio Plus-movement against disability,
Roberta Mitrevska, President of Lastovica, Association for the rights of a children and youth with special needs
Representatives from ZAPOVIM, Association of Protected Companies,
Nikola Jazadziski and Jovana Stankovska, NCEU-MK project assistants
The main discussion was about current legislation in the country and ways to improve it. The Program council put emphasis on the quote system, and Anna Podlesna shared her experience both from Slovakia and USA, where she is working currently. At the end, Professor Mileva Gjurovska concluded the discussion stressing the importance of having a clear working definition of what and who is an individual with disabilities, before we proceed with anything else.