The government action coordination office for people with disabilities and their families

Functions

The Office is the support structure of the President of the Council of Ministers for the promotion and coordination of the Government's action in the field of disability.

The Office takes care of the interventions connected to the implementation of the policies aimed at guaranteeing the protection and promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities in order to promote their full and effective participation and social inclusion, as well as their autonomy, in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. The Office carries out the preliminary activities related to the adoption of acts, including the regulatory ones, in the field of disability. The Office takes care of the preliminary activity for the purpose of promoting agreements in the Unified Conference referred to in Article 8 of Legislative Decree 28 August 1997, n. 281, aimed at developing the coordination between the different levels of governance of the social, health and educational services and services. The Office ensures the activity of institutional information and communication in the matters of its competence, including the spread of positive actions and best practices. The Office guarantees government representation in national, European and international bodies competent and provides the necessary support to the political authority in the exercise of the same functions. The Office promotes in collaboration with ISTAT and INPS the collection of data concerning people with disabilities. The Office takes care of the investigation of the requests concerning questions or reports on the condition of disability. The Office promotes and coordinates studies and researchs. The Office provides opinions on the request for legal aid to the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in matters of disability. The Office promotes constant dialogue with disability associations.

Head of the Office:

Mr. Antonio Caponetto
Email: ufficio.disabilita@governo.it
Phone: 06 6779 5340

Organization

The Office is organized into a Service, headed by a coordinator with a non-general managerial position.

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