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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.

Our latest news

| Public health
World Patient Safety Day 2021: Patients with disabilities seeking cross border healthcare continue to face difficulties

Access to health is a fundamental human right of persons with disabilities. It is recognised and protected under the...

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| Public health
Letter to EU Commissioner for Health: EDF requests a meeting on inclusion of persons with disabilities in EU health policy

Today, the European Disability Forum (EDF) sent an open letter addressed to Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, Commissioner for Health...

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| UN CRPD
Take away of the 25th session of the UN Disability Committee

On Tuesday 14th of September, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities closed its 25th session. During...

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Join us in our events

71st WHO Regional Committee for Europe. Side event on the highest attainable standard of health for persons with disabilities.  

Co-hosted by the European Disability Forum, Germany, Israel, Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern...

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WAI-CooP open meeting

The Web Accessibility Initiative Communities of Practice project (WAI-CooP Project) invites everyone interested in web accessibility to take...

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Discussion on the future of the Disability Card: What kind of Card do we want?

This event will be organised jointly by EDF and our Slovenian members, NSIOS. Slovenia will hold the Presidency...

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Latest Human Rights Report

The fifth edition of the European Disability Forum’s Human Rights Report highlights how EU and European countries have largely failed to include persons with disabilities in their response to the pandemic, both within Europe and in their global response.

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COVID19 Resources

On this page, you will find a list of links to resources on COVID-19 including our statements and open letters, what our members are up to, and information in accessible formats.

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