22 April: Webinar: Poverty and social exclusion of persons with disabilities

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 11:00
1 hour

Register for this webinar

Join the European Disability Forum and the European Anti-Poverty Network for our free webinar on the 22nd of April, between 11:00 and 12:00 CET. This webinar will be an opportunity to present the key outcomes of our research and summarise the main issues persons with disabilities still face with regards to poverty and social exclusion. We will hear first-hand some personal testimonies of persons with disabilities who have lived experience of the issues presented. We will also be joined by a representative from the European Anti-Poverty Network to discuss what actions are taking place in the field of poverty at the EU level, and how the needs of persons with disabilities can be mainstreamed into them. Finally, we will invite a representative from the European Commission to explore how future EU policies might address this issue, including the future Disability Strategy.

Moderator: Haydn Hammersley – Social Policy Officer at EDF


  • Vera Hinterdorfer – Vice-President of the European Anti-Poverty Network
  • Elena Schubert - European Commission, Policy Officer - Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - Social Affairs - Disability and Inclusion
  • Stijn Broecke - Senior economist in the Employment, Labour and Social Affairs Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Loredana Dicsi - EDF

The webinar will provide real-time captioning and international sign. The webinar will be recorded and shared later for those who cannot join.

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