21 April: Webinar: Lockdown measures during COVID-19: how it affects persons with disabilities

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 10:00
1 hour and a half / 90 minutes
Online (CET)


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Measures taken by countries during the COVID-19 pandemic were often not created with the close involvement of persons with disabilities and therefore created avoidable difficulties to persons with disabilities and their support networks. Issues included particular challenges to leave the house, access to goods and services and infringement on the human rights of persons with disabilities.

How have different lockdown measures affected persons with disabilities? How are organisations of persons with disabilities advocating to change the situation?


  • Provide examples of lockdown measures in different countries.

  • Share advocacy actions taken by our members.



  • André Félix, EDF Coordinator


  • The situation in countries with restrictive lockdown: Czechia and France - Ondřej Folk, Czech National Disability Council (written statement) and Albert Prévos, Conseil Français des Personnes Handicapées pour les Questions Européennes

  • How the lockdown measures are affecting persons with intellectual disabilities and autism – Milan Šveřepa, Inclusion Europe and Aurélie Baranger, Autism Europe

  • The situation in other European countries – open floor for EDF members.

  • Questions and answers


The webinar will provide International Sign interpretation and real-time captioning (English). The webinar will be recorded and shared later for those who cannot join.

Extra questions to add on registration form

Are you representing an EDF member?



Do you wish to take the floor during the meeting (limited spaces, only available for EDF members – first registered, first served)?