European Disability Card

Previously known as “Mobility Card”, it will facilitate traveling to another Member State for persons with disabilities. This card will allow them to access certain discounts for culture, leisure, sport, and transport under the same conditions as the nationals with disabilities of that country. It would have a harmonised design and be based on mutual recognition of existing cards.

State of play:

The European Commission launched a Project Working Group of interested Member States in 2013. A pilot project has been launched with a call for proposals in 2015; eight Member States (Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Malta, Romania, and Slovenia) have been awarded the Commission grant and have at least partly implemented the Card by 2018. In 2019, the European Commission started an evaluation of the pilot project and results are expected to be published soon.

Links to national Disability Card websites of participating Member States:

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