Who are we?

We are an umbrella organisation of persons with disabilities. We bring together representative organisations of persons with disabilities from across Europe. We defend the interests of more than 100 million persons with disabilities in Europe.
We are run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are a strong united voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.



We want a Europe where persons with disabilities are fully included in society.

We are included on an equal basis with others. We want our human rights, as outlined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are fully respected, protected, and fulfilled.




Ensure the full inclusion in society of persons with disabilities. Access to our human rights through our active involvement in policy development, implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Europe.

Promoting disability rights in Europe

We were created in 1996 by our member organisations to ensure that decisions at European level concerning persons with disabilities are taken with and by persons with disabilities. We have since established regular channels of advocacy to European institutions including the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of the EU.