Optimism for Serbia’s First Disabled MP

Progress on Independent Living issues in Serbia are widely expected with the news that Gordana Rajkov has become the first disabled person to be elected as a MP in the Serbian Parliament.

Gordana Rajkov is on the Board of the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and has been heavily involved in the development of the Centre for Independent Living in Serbia. Gordana spoke with passion at the recent ENIL conference in Valencia about the importance of Direct Payments and Personal Assistance within Serbia.

It is encouraging that Disabled People in Europe are securing positions in the political sphere where they can hopefully influence policies that have a direct effect on Disabled People’s lives.

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