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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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EDF RESPONDS TO THE REVIEW OF THE EUROPEAN DISABILITY STRATEGY 2010-2020

On 23 December 2015, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the review of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020. The Strategy aims to remove barriers to inclusion of persons with disabilities and identifies 8 main areas for action at EU level: Accessibility, Participation, Equality, Employment, Education and Training, Social Protection, Health and External Action. EDF submitted its position on the review of the Strategy.

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EDF BOARD MEETING: LOCAL COMMUNITIES, REFUGEES WITH DISABILITIES & UK REFERENDUM ON EU MEMBERSHIP

14 March 2016 | In the weekend of 12-13 March, EDF Board meeting took place in Amsterdam hosted by our Dutch member, Ieder(in), and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. Representatives of organisations of persons with disabilities from all over Europe discussed, among others, the role of municipalities in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), the situation of refugees and migrants with disabilities and the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership.

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EDF & ORACLE E-ACCESSIBILITY SCHOLARSHIP TO COMPUTER SCIENCE STANDOUT WITH DISABILITIES

13 March 2016 | Last year, the European Disability Forum (EDF) joined forces with Oracle, an integrated cloud applications and platform services company, to promote accessibility within the ICT (information and communications technology) profession. Together, we offered an e-Accessibility Scholarship of 8,000 euros to higher education students with disabilities in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, user experience, among others.

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