The representative organisation of persons with disabilities in Europe
European disability Forum NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US
This website is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013)

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.


» More details


Flux RSS What's new

EDF’S INITIAL RESPONSE TO THE EUROPEAN PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS

In March 2016, the European Commission published the first outline of the European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar). This is a reference framework to screen the employment and social performance of participating Member States. The text was accompanied by the opening of the consultation for inputs from stakeholders, including citizens, organisations and public authorities. EDF has prepared an initial response as a basis to have an open dialogue with its members and partners.

» More detail

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE ON CULTURE WEAKENS THE ACCESSIBILITY ACT

Brussels, 13 July 2016 | This morning, the Culture Committee of the European Parliament voted to remove Audiovisual Media Services, including TV programmes, and e-books from the European Accessibility Act meaning that they do not need to be accessible. The Committee approved the proposal of its responsible Rapporteur on the Act, Petra Kammerevert MEP (S&D) and the European People's Party’s spokesperson in this Committee Sabine Verheyen MEP, which significantly limits the scope of the Act.

» More detail

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT THREATENS ACCESS TO TV & DIGITAL BOOKS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Brussels, 12 July 2016 | Tomorrow, the Culture Committee of the European Parliament will vote on their opinion on the proposed European Accessibility Act. The responsible Rapporteur of the Culture Committee on this issue, Petra Kammerevert MEP (Socialists and Democrats) and the European People's Party’s spokesperson in this Committee Sabine Verheyen MEP are proposing that audiovisual media services, such as TV programmes, and digital books (e-books) should not be covered by the proposed Accessibility Act. That means that these services will not need to be accessible for 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe.

» More detail