17-18 May: Seminar on  EU Disability Law and the UNCRPD – Focus on Financial Instruments Related to Disability

Trier, Germany,
17 May 2018

Seminar language: English / German

Application deadline: 1 April 2018


ERA (Sanja Jovičić) with the support of the European Consortium of Foundations on Human Rights and Disability (EFC) and the European Disability Forum (EDF), on behalf of the European Commission (contracting authority).

Key topics

  • EU financial instruments
  • EU funds
  • State aid
  • Accessible public procurement
  • Disability assessment
  • Solutions to barriers in accessibility


This training will focus on different financial instruments intended for persons with disabilities, their implementation and monitoring in line with the UNCRPD.

Who should attend?

National civil servants and staff of NGOs, DPOs and equality bodies from all EU Member States, plus Iceland and Liechtenstein.

You will learn how to …

  • identify key areas where the application of the UNCRPD is called for;
  • distinguish between different sources of law and apply them in relevant situations, so as to deploy both the UNCRPD and the available EU disability law;
  • ensure a coherent understanding of the concept of disability throughout the EU;
  • make sure that any financial instrument intended for or available to persons with disabilities is in line with the UNCRPD;
  • understand the requirements connected to public procurement in the field of disability;
  • use concrete examples in practice

Please click here for more information on the seminar

Please click here to register

Contact persons

Sanja Jovičić, Project Lawyer, E-Mail: sjovicic@era.int

Laura König, Assistant, E-Mail: lkoenig@era.int

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