High-Level Exchange on EU Disability-inclusive International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

High-Level Exchange on EU Disability-inclusive International Cooperation and Humanitarian Action

European Disability Forum (EDF), International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC), and MEP Radka Maxova are delighted to invite you to this event.

This online discussion aims to inform MEPs about the progress made over recent years in EU policy towards disability inclusion in international cooperation and humanitarian action. It will focus on the effective implementation of the new EU Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in these areas of EU work, in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Specifically, through presentations from key experts and moderated panel discussion, it will discuss priorities from key EU action plans and frameworks, identify gaps that still exist, and highlight action that MEPs can take to ensure that this positive momentum continues.

Speakers:
Helena Dalli – EU Commissioner for Equality
Yannis Vardakastanis – President, European Disability Forum
Eamon Gilmore – EU Special Representative for Human Rights
Idriss Maiga – President, Africa Disability Forum
Martin Seychell – Deputy Director-General, DG INTPA
Janez Lenarčič – European Commissioner for Crisis Management
Birgit Van Hout – OHCHR Regional Representative for Europe
Setareki Seru Macanawai – CEO, Pacific Disability Forum
Ádám Kósa – MEP (recorded message)
Jutta Urpilainen – DG INTPA (recorded message)
Blandine Bouniol – IDDC

Moderated by: Radka Maxova – MEP

Accessibility: This event will be in English with real-time translation and captioning in French and Spanish, and interpretation in International Sign

Registration: By invitation only. For more information, please contact Gordon Rattray (EDF) gordon.rattray@edf-feph.org