Zagreb Multiplier Event (ESIPP)

  • David Preece (Organiser)

Activity: Organising a conference or workshopResearch


This one-day ME was held at the Tribina Grada Zagreba, a conference venue in the centre of the city of Zagreb, on 13 March 2017. It was organised by the Centar za Autizam, and was attended by 108 stakeholders from Croatia and neighbouring countries (Slovenia, BosniaHerzegovina). Simultaneous translation into Croatian/English was provided. An initial round-table discussion (conference coordinator, local project partners from CZA and ERF, parent representatives, and representatives from the Croatian government (including a minister and senior civil servants responsible for education, health and social care), presenting the project to these decision-makers and discussing the need for PE as a small group. Following this, the general conference was opened by Žarka Klopotan (CZA) supported by Jasmina Stošić (ERF). It began with morning presentations by Lidja Penko, a parent and president of the Association for the Care of Autistic People, based in Rijeka, Croatia; an introduction to the project by David Preece (UoN) and progress to date; and an outline of the PE programme curriculum and content by Ron Fortuna (TA). After lunch, Julia Hardcastle (AC) gave a presentation regarding parents working together to influence policy, following which materials from two of the modules were presented to the stakeholders: Managing Sensory Sensitivities (Angela Winstanley, AASP) and Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour (Angela Capper, TA). This was followed by group discussions and a plenary.
Period13 Mar 2017
Event typeConference
LocationZagreb, CroatiaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational