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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 a unique platform which brings together representative organisation of persons with disabilities from across Europe. EDF is run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are a front runner for disability rights. We are a strong, united voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.


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EUROPEAN ACCESSIBILITY ACT: WHAT IS THE POTENTIAL TO BRING A POSITIVE CHANGE?

For over three years, EDF and its members have strongly campaigned for the publication of a legislative proposal on the accessibility of products and services in the EU. On 2 December, the European Commission finally published its proposal of this long awaited piece of legislation which was welcomed by EDF. The proposal is innovative as it aims to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities from an EU internal market perspective. It also followed the UN Committee’s recommendations to the EU to promptly adopt the Europea n Accessibility Act. After a broad consultation with its members from all over Europe, EDF now presents its initial response to the Act.

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UN'S HUMAN RIGHTS RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EU: EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT & EDF WORK TOGETHER FOR THEIR IMPLEMENTATION

Brussels, 27 January 2016 | Today EDF participated in the European Parliament’s Public Hearing focusing on the UN’s recommendations to the EU on how to better promote the rights of 80 million people with disabilities.

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COMMISSIONER BULC COMMITS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO TRANSPORT

26 January 2016 | Today, a delegation from EDF, headed by EDF Vice-President Gunta Anca, met the EU Commissioner for Transport and Mobility, Violeta Bulc. The meeting was arranged to discuss the UN’s concluding observations: the recommendations by the UN to the EU on how to better promote and protect the rights of 80 million people with disabilities – in particular the recommendations on transport.

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