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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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| Ukraine
Ukraine Weekly Updates

 August 11th, 2022 On July 27th 2022, alongside SUSTENTO - the Latvian Umbrella Body for Disability Organisations, we...

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| Ukraine
Disability organisations adopt a declaration on Ukraine’s inclusive reconstruction

On 27 July 2022, disability organisations supporting relief efforts in Ukraine adopted the “Riga Declaration”, which calls for...

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| Disability Intergroup
Commission’s services name room after disability advocate Sophie Beaumont

The European Commission’s services for Neighbourhood and Enlargement named their main meeting room in honour of former EDF...

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

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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