President of the Austrian Disability Council Herbert Pichler passed away last April, 3 in a car accident. EDF would like to express its respect and recognition for Herbert Pichler’s engagement with the disability movement and his commitment to promoting the rights of citizens with disabilities.
Herbert focused his activities on employment, education and participation of persons with disabilities. As a graduate of a special school, Herbert Pichler was particularly keen on the subject of school inclusion and, as head of the ÖGB “Chances Benefit Office”, he knew about the great importance of employment for persons with disabilities. 2021 was a particularly challenging year, Herbert Pichler successfully fought for people with disabilities to get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the message from our Austrian friends’ members, Austrian Disability Council.