Disability Intergroup

The Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament is an informal grouping of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all nationalities and most political groups who are interested in promoting the disability policy in their work at the European Parliament as well as at the national level.

It promotes the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

Members of the Disability Intergroup

Bureau of the Disability Intergroup

Priorities. Work programme 2020-2021

The Disability Intergroup approved the workplan 2020-2021 during a meeting on the 13 February 2020.

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Did EU know? EU consultations

Did EU know? is our series on the European Union, its institutions and processes, and their jargon. You...

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Debate: European Parliament EMPL Committee proposes resolution on the Disability Strategy post 2020

We are happy to announce that the European Parliament’s Disability Intergroup was officially re-established on the 16 January...

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EU Disability Strategy: Members of the European Parliament debate draft resolution

After new disability strategy post-2020 was confirmed by Commissioner Helena Dalli on the 16 January this year, Members...

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Our objectives

The Intergroup is a key ally in advocating for and advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in the Europe through European Parliament. It has been instrumental in the adoption of legislation which is favourable to persons with disabilities in areas such as transport, employment, research, structural funds, accessibility, non-discrimination. It is one of the oldest Intergroups, established in 1980.

The Disability Intergroup endeavours to hold a strong and fruitful dialogue with all persons with disabilities and their representative organisations. Members can

  • Organise debates with their colleagues and with other EU institutions
  • Submit amendments
  • Draft parliamentary questions 
  • Draft other parliamentary initiatives
  • Participate as keynote speakers in European events on disability issues

The European Disability Forum (EDF) cooperates closely with the Disability Intergroup and acts as its Secretariat.

Follow all updates on @MyEDF Twitter account using the hashtag #EPDisability

Commitee toolkits for MEPs

Join our Communication group in EDF

Would you like to share and promote information? Would you like to receive training? To keep up to date with the news from other colleagues? If you are a communication staff, and you are not yet part of this informal group and you are interested, you are welcome. Join EDF Communications Group and let’s begin to strengthen our content impact together!

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Nominate your delegates for the General Assemblies

All Full and ordinary members are invited to nominate their delegates for the upcoming General assemblies:

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