Government Board for People with Disabilities
The Board was established in 1991 by the resolution of the Czech Government as its coordinating and advisory body for the problems of disability.
The main task of the Board is to highlight the respective problems and to suggest their solution. The Board co-operates with the public administration authorities as well as with the non governmental sphere. It consists of the representatives of the government and ministries and representatives of associations of persons with disabilities and their employers.
Soon after its institution, the Government Board composed the first National plan of actions for the handicapped persons. Over the years the plan was updated several times, all versions were approved by the government resolution and the government took control of its implementation every year. This placed the Czech Republic among countries with advanced national conception of support for people with disabilities. Nowadays the “National Plan for the Promotion of Equal Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities 2015–2020" is valid. The plan is the principal document of the Board and is based on the Strategy of the governmental policy towards persons with disabilities.