Great Initiatives

This World Down Syndrome Day help us shine a light on the amazing initiatives around Europe that are committed to improving the lives of people with Trisomy 21 on a local, national or even international level. Choose your favourite below and give them the chance to win a trip to the European Parliament!

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Thank you all so much for voting in our #GreatInitiatives Campaign! We have received over 30.000 votes in total and we are so excited to announce the winner on World Down Syndrome Day 2022. Click the link below to join our livestream on March 21 at 6pm CET (Paris time).

Ability Online Adult Classes

 IRELAND

Our Ability Online Programme for adults was initiated to help combat isolation during the pandemic. Groups of 8 adults met…

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Baltazar Theatre

 HUNGARY

Founded in 1998, the Baltazár Theatre is the only theatre company in Hungary whose members are actors with intellectual disabilities.The…

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Beauty In All Its Forms

 IRELAND

BEAUTY IN ALL ITS FORMS is a joint initiative between Down Syndrome Ireland and ALFAPARF Milano Ireland, which aims to…

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Csodavár Model

 HUNGARY

The Csodavár Model implemented in 2 institutions in Hungary: Csodavár Budapest and Csodavár Nyíregyháza. In a unique way we receive…

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Dauna sindroms Latvija

 LATVIA

We approached different schools, provided them with the opportunity to participate in a class about what it means to live…

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Employed, NOT Assisted!

 ROMANIA

The project improved the employability of People with Down Syndrome in Romania, by facilitating the collaboration among them, their families…

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First Pancake

 LITHUANIA

We are the first restaurant in the Baltic states that hires people with a disability. We do this to show…

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Foto Exposition in Cluj

 ROMANIA

The organisers meet with families with children with Down Syndrome and photographers and I encourage them to take some photos.…

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From Mom to Mom (VMZM)

 GERMANY

From Mom to Mom (Original Name: Von Mutter zu Mutter) VMZM is a magazine which contains letters from mothers and…

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Heartbeatmovingchildren

 ITALY

Our Mission is to give people with Trisomy 21 or other cognitive disabilities help and support so they can practice…

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Inclusive Restaurant

 LUXEMBOURG

An ambitious and social project that will allow the development of the extraordinary potential of people with Down's Syndrome, through…

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Indipendenza Bello

 ITALY

Simone, 24 years old, has found a permanent job with only his will and strength of mind, his resourcefulness and…

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[email protected] Agencia Inclusiva

 SPAIN

[email protected] Agencia Inclusiva is an innovative project which creates a positive impact in society, as it promotes the labor integration…

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Just Beautiful Gala

 POLAND

A professional fashion show featuring models with disabilities - including people with Down Syndrome. The main idea of ​​the gala…

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KNOCK KNOCK! Who's there?

 POLAND

An e-book created to support parents of newborns with DS in their new situation. Written by a neuro-speech therapist, it…

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LA RUCHE - Artisanal Workshop

 FRANCE

Located in the heart of Versailles, Les Amis de la Ruche is a craft workshop bringing together around fifteen young…

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Online-Inklusionskongress

 GERMANY

The Online-Inklusionskongress is an online summit about all aspects of inclusion, especially in education. It takes place every year since…

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Radio Valo

 MALTA

Radio Valo is a group of 6 youths who make use of photography and captions as a means to communicate…

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SanThe Fitoceainărie

 ROMANIA

32 beneficiaries with Down Syndrome from Down Plus Bucharest Association are volunteering in SanThe tea house, where they work as…

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Singfinger

 GERMANY

In 2019 we started the Singfinger YouTube Channel with a very big goal: make the world of signing fun and…

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Smile Please Project

 SLOVAKIA

The Smile Please Project (Original Title: Úsmev prosím projekt) organises free time activities, inclusion activities. It hopes to fight the…

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Swimming Camp

 SLOVAKIA

Swimming camp is the camp for children and youth with Down syndrome and their families. It shows how effective is…

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The Extraordinary Brigades

 FRANCE

These two restaurants in Paris have committed themselves to hire a diverse staff, giving employment opportunities to people with trisomy…

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The Great Photo Contest

 FRANCE

The Grand Shooting de la Trisomie 21 brought together 250 professional photographers, 300 models with Trisomy 21 throughout France for…

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The Hiring Chain

 ITALY

By giving a job opportunity to a person with Down syndrome, employers can break the chain of prejudice. And start…

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The Upside

 IRELAND

The Upside is a website, a social media campaign, a resource, a celebration, a call to arms… a movement. It…

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Theater 21

 POLAND

The Theatre 21 is an acting group made up both professional and amateur actors including people with Trisomy 21. The…

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VUELA: A Guide For Extraordinary Parents

 PORTUGAL

VUELA is a book published in 2017 in Ecuador with the aim of being support and hope for parents who…

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Weaving Lives

 SPAIN

“Hilando Vidas” (Weaving Lives) is a project created by the UNICAP Foundation. A project that seeks that each individual reaches…

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