European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
is organising a Seminar on “how the European Semester can help to implement the
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)”. The Seminar will bring together representatives of EASPD,
European Commission representatives and national officials from permanent
representations to the EU. The meeting will examine EASPD’s proposals as to how
the UN CRPD can be implemented
through the European Semester, more specifically in terms of education,
employment and living in the community.
The meeting will also be the
opportunity to present and discuss EASPD’s latest report on “How
can the European Semester help to implement the UN CRPD”.
will arrange a seminar focusing on the forthcoming strategy on
which will apply
the day is: How
the future strategy
their experiences of
effective political instruments that would have an impact on the
The day will end
with a panel discussion about political experiences and future opportunities.
This year, Info-Handicap, Luxembourg’s National Disability Council, organises two activities:
a) compilation of articles for the press media:
its member organisations
send articles and texts on the occasion of the European/International Day of
Persons with Disabilities. Info Handicap compiles all these texts in a folder which is sent
to all press media in Luxembourg (newspapers, radio and tv).
b) action in all the cinemas of the country: on 2-8 December 2015, its animation movie "go for
will be shown before the main movies in all the cinemas in Luxembourg. In
order to measure the impact of the action, Info Handicap will organise a
"micro-trottoir" in the 2 biggest cinemas in Luxembourg-City and
Esch-sur-Alzette. 30 volunteers will be mobilised to interview the spectators
about their impression after having seen our animation movie.
group of people with learning difficulties is organizing a
“flash mob” in the city centre of Vienna. The expert group consists of numerous
self-advocates from various important organisations such as Caritas, Diakonie,
Jugend am Werk, Lebenshilfe or Vienna People First. The flash mob will be
performed at 11:30 am at Stock im Eisen-Platz, corner Graben and Kärntner
Straße, first district of Vienna. At 11:45 am self-advocates will vociferously
proclaim their key demands.
The Lithuanian Disability Forum will celebrate the international Day of Persons with Disabilities by
organising a special conference in the Parliament of Lithuanian Republic.
In the conference LDF will officialy present it‘s shadow report on
implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in
Lithuania. Legal gaps and practical barriers for effective implementation of
the Convention will be highlighted. Together with the conference, an exhibition
revealing life in institutions will be opened. Since the beginning of this year
the photography exhibition "Identity illusion" has been traveling throughout different
Lithuanian regions and called for debate about the reform of the social
care system in Lithuania.
On 3 December, the European Commission, EDF and the International Disability and Development
Consortium (IDDC), co-organise a European conference on
disability-inclusive development cooperation. The conference is entitled “Leave no one behind. Tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities
in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” and will take place in the
Berlaymont building of the European Commission
with the cooperation and
financial support of the European Commission, CBM, CONCORD, Disabled People's Organisation Denmark (DPOD), Handicap
International and Light for the World.
On 4 December, the Czech Government Board for People with
Disabilities is organising an awards ceremony for journalistic work which concerns
disability issues. This award is given every year since
1994 on the occasion of the International Day, with the aim to attract the
media’s attention to disability issues and to positively influence the
attitude of the public towards persons with disabilities. Czech National
Disability Council has several members in the Government Board for People with
Disabilities which are involved in this initiative.
the National Confederation of Disabled People in Greece (NCDP Greece - ESAmeA)
started the 3rd December activities quiet early, with a big
demonstration in Athens on the 4th of November, with thousands of
people with disabilities from all over Greece. NCDP supports
every demonstration organised by its member organisations for the 3rd
of December. For the day itself, the Board of Directors of NCDP will meet the Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras and the
President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos. NCDP has launched a campaign
about 3rd December and the rights of people with disabilities in
Greece through radio, internet and social media and has also published the
annual 3rd December Declaration of NCDP, with the main goals of the
Disabled People's Organisations Denmark
On 3 December, a big part of local branches of Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark hands out a disability award in collaboration with the local municipality to raise awareness about disability and accessibility issues. The award goes to a person, an organisation, an initiative or a company in the municipality that has contributed to inclusion of persons with disability in the local community. People from the municipality can nominate the candidates.