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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 PARLIAMENT ADOPTS RESOLUTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Brussels, 21 May 2015 | Yesterday the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority of 7 political parties, a resolution in which it expresses its strong support to the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

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PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES WITH THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION

Brussels, 14 May 2015 | On Tuesday 12 May 2015, the European Parliament organised a public hearing with representatives from the European disability movement and from EU institutions. The purpose of the hearing was to discuss the state of play of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPPD) by the EU, the challenges ahead and the remarks formulated by the UN CRPD Committee on the work that the EU has done.

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LATVIAN EU PRESIDENCY HOLDS MINISTERIAL MEETING ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UN CONVENTION IN THE EU

Riga, 11 May 2015 | Today in Riga, the Latvian Presidency of the EU organised a High level Meeting on Disability focusing on inclusive education and inclusive employment of persons with disabilities. During the meeting, a ministerial discussion took place in order to identify accomplishments resulted from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in the EU and the challenges ahead. EDF and its members are present in Riga to contribute to the discussion and express the views of persons with disabilities.

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