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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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WORLD AUTISM DAY: EMPLOYMENT IS MORE THAN JUST A JOB FOR PEOPLE WITH AUTISM

Studies have shown that between 76 and 90 per cent of adults with autism are unemployed. This is one of the many reasons why World Autism Awareness Day was declared by the UN General Assembly as an annual day to draw attention to the urgent needs of people with autism around the world.

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EU ELECTIONS 2014: JOINING FORCES TO MOBILISE EU CITIZENS

European Parliament elections are the periodical momentum to test both politicians’ and citizens’ engagement and capacity to debate on how best shape our societies and improve European integration for the benefit of all. In the light of the democratic crisis and growing mistrust towards the European Union, it is of utmost importance to mobilise EU citizens to go to vote in May, said panellists from AGE, COFACE, ILGA Europe, EWL, ENAR, EDF, EAPN, AEGEE and Eurochild during a joint event on 18 March at the European Parliament hosted by Claude Moraes MEP.

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EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS’ INCREASES ITS RECOGNITION OF UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

On 6 February 2014, the European Court of Human Rights came out with a positive judgment in the case of Semikhvostov v Russia (Application no 2689/12) in which EDF and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) had submitted a third party intervention to the Court in January 2013.

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