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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

| Accessibility, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
MEPs require major digital companies to ensure accessibility for persons with disabilities

European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopted its position on the Digital Markets Act (DMA), including requiring major...

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| Women and girls
EDF Statement: No more violence against women with disabilities!


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| Women and girls
EDF joins World Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!

There are 60 million women and girls with disabilities in Europe, representing 60% of the overall population of...

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Join us in our events

Webinar on Ensuring accessible digital services and platforms for persons with disabilities through the Digital Service Act.

On 8 December 2021, from 15:00 to 16:30 CET (Brussels time), Renew Europe, with the support of the...

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i2i/EDF Webinar on "From ticking the box, to thinking outside of it"

Moving towards active participation of OPDs in disability decision-making Tuesday, December 7, 2021 11:00am - 12.15pm (CET. Brussels...

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Consultation workshop on Global Disability Summit

On 14th December at 13:00 h (CET), EDF and the International Disability Alliance will hold a consultation meeting for DPOs. The meeting will provide...

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European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021 Mark your calendar for this year’s conference on the occasion of...

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Meeting on International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

This online meeting on International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action will take place on Tuesday, 16th November 2021 as...

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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.

Read the complete report