Apply Now for the Study session “Mind the gap: supporting young disabled people’s right to live independently and to be included in the community through exploring mental health as a disability issue” organised by the European Network on Independent Living Youth Network and the Euro Youth Mental Health in co-operation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

To apply you need to be from a Council of Europe country and aged 18 – 35.

The study session will take place between 17th-22nd June 2019, at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg, France (arrival on 16 June and departure on 23 June 2019).

The aim is to support young people’s right to live independently and to be included in the community through exploring mental health as a disability issue. The specific goals are

  • To provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to understand the common ground on which disability and mental health meet,
  • To support participants to realize the essential role of Independent Living as a human right that applies to all people equally facilitating inclusion in society,
  • To encourage participants to explore disablism, to reflect on their intersectional identities and to develop an identity that is based on pride,
  • To empower participants to be leaders in promoting mental health, Independent Living, and human rights of young people.

25-30 participants will be selected on the basis of the received application forms.

You can find the online application form here.

For more information about the content of the study session please check the invitation document you can find here.

Deadline for applying: 22 February 2019, 23:59h CET (Central European Time Zone)

Application must be done in English.

The participation fee (covering programme, food, accommodation, travel and visa costs) is 50 EUR.

You can find more information in this FAQ document.

If you have any additional questions or require the application form in an alternative format, send an email to

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