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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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ONE STEP CLOSER TO FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT

Brussels, 2 July 2015 | During the event “Towards a barrier-free Europe: European Disability Card” organised by MEP Marek Plura in the European Parliament on 30 June, Commissioner Thyssen announced publicly that the call for tenders for Member States to set up a system for the European Mobility Card will be launched in the summer. EDF is happy to see the EU taking a step closer to the launch of the European Mobility Card. It is a project that we have been campaigning for a long time, together with the European Accessibility Act that the disability movement is still waiting for.

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EDF REMINDS EU INSTITUTIONS THAT DURING THIS BICKERING PEOPLE IN GREECE SUFFER

Brussels, 1 July 2015 | EDF would like to remind the EU institutions and the governments of Europe, that while their heated discussions go on regarding the Greek default, the people of Greece are left in a limbo: ordinary people must survive without money, without jobs, without access to credit and with a completely unknown future.

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EU MEMBER STATES NEED TO RATIFY THE MARRAKECH TREATY NOW!

Brussels, 25 June 2015 | Yesterday at the European Parliament, the European Blind Union and the European Disability Forum joined forces with the World Blind Union, the Transantlantic Consumer Dialogue and MEPs in hosting a political event on the Marrakesh Treaty for the right to read of blind and partially sighted persons.

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