20 years EDF: photo exhibition

3 October 2017
Visitors of the photo exhibition

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the European Disability Forum (EDF). On this occasion, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) hosted on 3-13 October 2017 a photo exhibition with important moments in EDF’s history.

Founded in 1997, EDF has grown into a European disability movement with representation in all European Union (EU) Member States and beyond. EDF has been supporting persons with disabilities and their representative organisations to come together and speak with one voice. Together with our members and partners, we are fighting for a more inclusive society with equal opportunities for everyone.

EDF 20th anniversary has been an opportunity to celebrate the advances of the last two decades on disability rights. Indeed, we have seen the adoption of many EU laws and policies that protect, promote and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities in areas such as passengers’ rights, structural funds, employment, web accessibility etc. The EU's ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) in 2010 provided us with a strong legal framework to advocate for inclusion, accessibility, freedom of movement, independent living, active participation and other fundamental rights and freedoms. We are looking forward to continuing working with our members and partners for an inclusive Europe where all human rights are protected and people with disabilities are included in society without discrimination.

Find here the photos of the opening of the photo exhibition in the EESC

Those who missed the photo exhibition, can still see EDF’s 20th anniversary photos on our website

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