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The European Disability Forum

The European Disability Forum is an independent NGO that represents the interests of 80 million Europeans with disabilities. EDF is the only European platform run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are the front runner for disability rights. We are the voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.


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PUBLIC HEARINGS OF CANDIDATE COMMISSIONERS: WHAT ARE THEIR PRIORITIES?

MEPs are currently meeting in public hearings the 27 candidate commissioners designated by their countries, with a view to evaluate their competences in their area of responsibilities and to know what their 5 years priorities are.

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OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF EUROPE+ ALLIANCE

Brussels, 08 July 2014 | Today, Europe+ is being officially launched at the European Parliament. A European Alliance which brings over 40 organisations from civil society and trade unions including EDF; calling for democratic change in the EU; promoting contructive dialogue between civil society and the Europen institutions. EDF will be present and represented by the Director, Ms. Carlotta Besozzi.

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TWO YEARS OF EDF CHAIRING THE INTERNATIONAL DISABILITY ALLIANCE

Brussels, 2 July 2014 | EDF is a proud founding member of the International Disability Alliance (IDA) and EDF President, Yannis Vardakastanis, has been the first elected chair of its governing body over a mandate of the last two years. During this period, EDF together with the rest 11 regional and global organisations proudly followed the whole development of IDA, as a collective success, from an informal alliance to a real organisation, which is now able to influence the political action at international level.

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