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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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ON THE WAY TO THE FINAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE EU & THE UN CRPD COMMITTEE

Brussels, 29 July 2015 | The EU has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and its work to implement the Convention is now reviewed by the UN Committee in Geneva. The UN Committee examined the report that the EU submitted explaining the actions it has taken to apply the principles of the Convention and on 2 April 2015, it adopted a List of Issues for the EU to answer. The EU has now published its answers to the List of Issues on 22 June.

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ADOPTS DECLARATION ON ACCESSIBLE TOURISM

EDF welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Written Declaration 015/2015 on accessible tourism, which was launched last April by several MEPs, including Members of the Disability Intergroup.

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MEANWHILE… PEOPLE IN GREECE STILL SUFFER

Brussels, 9 July 2015 | Once again, EDF calls on EU institutions and the governments in Europe to think of ordinary people in Greece who must still survive with no money, no jobs, no access to credit. People in Greece have suffered enough from the austerity measures. It is necessary to find a sustainable solution that allows Greek people to live with dignity and protects vulnerable groups of citizens such as men, women and young people with disabilities, as well as older people.

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