On Friday the 14th of November, the inter-ministerial workshop took place with around 30 representatives from the Ministry of Education and Sports, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Red Crescent and other organisations. The main purpose of the workshop was to familiarise key decision-makers about the ICF. If you are interested in the programme: Agenda ICF-CY_Workshop.
The workshop went well, but everybody present was aware of the fact that implementing the ICF is a long-term project. It will take the country at least 10 years to start to feel comfortable with this new way of thinking which does not see the child as a sick or defective person in need of medical treatment, but rather as a person full of potential that can unfold if the environmental barriers are removed and adequate support provided.