The stated mission of the ECEPA - 2004
The European Center for Excellence on Personal Assistance is an initiative of major Centers for Independent Living in Europe and their respective networks consisting of grassroot groups of disabled people, most of whom are users of personal ssistance, with a long experience of helping each other move out or keep out of residential institutions.
ECEPA's task is to
- function as the voice of personal asssistance users in Europe
- combine and focus the expertise of personal assistance users towards raising their quality of life throughout Europe
- work for national policies on personal assistance in the members states
- work for a European-wide policy or personal assistance users' mobility across national borders