Join our Network

Join the largest network of Disability People Organisations and organisations for persons with disabilities.

We are more then 100 members in 36 EU member states.

  Why become a member

Have your voice heard in Europe: becoming a member organisation of the European Disability Forum will give access to network and advocacy towards European and international institutions;

Network: connect and exchange information best practices with over 100 organisations within the disability field.

Help decide on the future of persons with disabilities in Europe:  becoming a member of the European Disability Forum will give access to decision and policy making of the platform and the possibility to nominate candidates for our working structures;

Grow stronger: the European Disability Forum provides numerous opportunities to develop the skills of disability advocates, and training to help in organisational development.

Share your expertise: through our various committees and e-mail expert groups, your organisation will have the opportunity to showcase best practices and share expertise.

Participate in high-level events at the European level: The European Disability Forum organises regularly events on various topics together with EU Institutions. Examples include the European Days of Persons with Disabilities (organised together with the European Commission), European Parliament Disability Intergroup events, where we connect and inform with several Members of the European Parliament, and the Work Forum to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities.

Stay up to date on issues related to disability – as an EDF member, you will receive a weekly newsletters, the Members Mailing, full of information on disability issues in Europe.  

Visibility: Our members have the opportunity to publicize their work and organisation to our network. They also have a dedicated page on our website.


What to do to become a member?

Would you like to know more about EDF membership or become our member?  Contact our Membership officer, Loredana Dicsi: loredana.dicsi@edf-feph

There are several steps to follow to become our member:

  • Contact our membership officer. She is going to reference check with the National Council from the country that your organisation is established in.
  • You will receive an application form that you will fill in and send us back with the requested complementary documents.
  • Our Membership and Credentials Committee will analyses your request at its next meeting and provide recommendations to the board.
  • Our board will decide at the meeting following the Membership and Credentials Committee meeting.

How long does take this process?

The Membership and Credential Committee meets twice per year: in the spring and in the Autumn. Depending on when we received your complete folder, we will schedule the analyses of your application for the closes meeting of the Committee.

Membership Categories

In EDF we have four categories of membership as described below:

Full Members

Full Members are national organisations of persons with disabilities (the national councils) and European organisations of people with disabilities.

Ordinary Members

Ordinary Members are for European organisations for persons with disabilities that represent EDF’s aims and objectives and are present in more then half of the EU member states.

Observer Members

Observer Members are national organisations of persons with disabilities from countries outside of the EU. While observer members cannot stand for elections or vote, your organization can attend the general assembly and board meetings

Associate Members

Associate Members are non-profit organisations or companies that are committed to EDF’s aims. These organisations can attend the general assembly but cannot vote.


Get to know our members

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Belgian Disability Forum (BDF)

National Council- full member

Finance Tower Boulevard du Jardin Botanique 50, boîte 150B-1000 BrusselsBelgium

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Deutscher Behindertenrat (DBR)

National Council- full member

Leipziger Street 61 10117 Berlin Germany

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European Union of the Deaf

European NGO- full member

Rue de la Lois 261000 BrusselsBelgium

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