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We are European Disability Forum an umbrella organisation of persons with disabilities that defends the interests of over 100 million persons with disabilities in Europe. 

We are an independent non-governmental organisation (NGO) that brings together representative organisations of persons with disabilities from across Europe.

We are run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are a strong united voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.

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Elections, Ukraine, Women’s Rights, Becoming Green: our General Assembly 2022

Around 200 participants gathered in Athens, Greece on the 25th and 26th June for our General Assembly 2022. ...

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Our members update on crisis response during Ukraine war

We and our members held a discussion about the situation in Ukraine during our General Assembly. We presented...

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Meet our new Executive Committee and Board

Our members elected new governing bodies during the General Assembly on the 25th and 26th of June. We...

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Ukraine: Protection and safety of persons with disabilities and their families

EDF General Assembly 2022

This year EDF will hold its Annual General Assembly in June 25th and 26th in Athens, Greece. This event will be organised in cooperation with NCDP (National Confederation of Disabled People in Greece) and we will take the opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of EDF

This General Assembly will bring together leaders and representatives of the disability movement in Europe. It will be an important occasion to look back at 25 years of EDF’s work on what has been achieved and mis importantly the changes we still need to fight for.

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Join us in our events

COSP side-event. Four Months in War: Latest Update on Ukrainians with Disabilities

(English version) Date and Time: Tuesday June 14, 8:15am-9:30 am EDT Accessibility: CART, International Sign Interpretation, and simultaneous...

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COSP side-event. The role of regional integration organisations in implementing UNCRPD

Start time: 13:15 New York time/ 19:15 Brussels time This event is organised by the EU with support...

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COSP EDF side-event. Building capacity to implement accessibility policies

15th June 8:30-9:45 (NY time) / 14:30 - 15:45 (Brussels time)  Online Real-time captioning in English and International...

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Latest Human Rights Report

The sixth edition of the European Disability Forum’s Human Rights Report focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities to vote and to stand as candidate in the European Parliament elections, also known as ‘EU elections’. The report explores the legal and practical barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from exercising the same political rights as other EU citizens.

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25th anniversary of EDF

2022 marks the 25th anniversary of the European Disability Forum (EDF). Join us to celebrate the advances of the disability movement! 

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