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  • Millions of Europeans with disabilities excluded from their right to vote

    09.05.2014 Today, on the day of Europe, less than two weeks before the European elections, EDF deplores that millions of persons with disabilities are being excluded from their right to vote. For the first time in the EU history, the outcome of the elections will directly determine who becomes president of the European Commission, with top candidates from the different political forces running paneuropean campaigns. In this crucial time of crisis in Europe, every vote counts and every voice should be heard! EDF calls on the EU and the Members States to remove restrictions preventing citizens with...
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  • The Disability Movement calls for the active participation of organisations of persons with disabilities in the implementation of the UN Convention

    18.05.2014 The European conference on ‘Monitoring the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in practice’ brought together more than 200 individuals from the disability movement all around Europe, the Croatian authorities, as well as representatives of European organisations and the Commission. Organised by EDF in cooperation with its Croatian members, SOIH, in the frame of EDF’s Annual General Assembly, the European conference opened a dialogue between national and European organisations of persons with disabilities concerning their view on the upcoming EU report...
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  • Survey on passengers’ rights: EDF wants to hear your stories

    17.05.2014 Denied boarding because of your disability? Damaged wheelchair? No accessible information at the train station? EDF is currently doing a small survey to identify the problems existing in different countries concerning passengers’ rights. It has been a little more than a year now that the European Union has laws on passengers' rights in all transport modes: air (Regulations 1107/2006 and 261/2004), rail (Reg. 1371/2007), bus & coach* (Reg. 181/2011) and sea (Reg. 1177/2010). What interests us now is to see if these laws have changed anything in the everyday lives of EU citizens – you!...
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