Advocating for inclusive EU policy

We advocate for the inclusion of persons with disabilities within European Union (EU) policy and beyond.

We track EU policy and coordinate comprehensive guidance with our members to advocate for disability rights by working closely with EU institutions and agencies including the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC).

Our objective is to achieve equal opportunities for all men, women and children with disabilities.

Policy Work

Health

Health

The right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability is a fundamental right enshrined in article 25 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

See our work on Health
Youth

Youth

Young people are the future. To insure the presence of young people with disabilities within the youth movement, EDF is actively involved in numerous projects. 

See our work on Youth
Social Policy

Social Policy

Ensuring inclusion on employment, social protection, public procurement and state aid, de-institutionalisation and independent living, European education and training programmes and the EU budget. 

See our work on social
Justice

Justice

Persons with disabilities face many issues in accessing a fair and equal justice in Europe. EDF advocates for this right for victims and for suspected and accused of crimes.

See our work on justice

EU institutions