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.

Policies

Education

Education

Education is central to individual evolution and must be a right for all. It provides each person with the possibility to fully participate in society, to access the labour market and to develop one’s potential.

See our work on Education
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
Women & Gender Equality

Women & Gender Equality

Women with disabilities constitute 16% of the total population of women in the European Union and they have to face multiple and intersectional discrimination in all areas of life.
Women and Gender Equality
Istanbul Convention

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

Academy of European Law - Seminar Legal Capacity of Persons with Disabilities

This free seminar is open to legal practitioners, including lawyers, NGOs, DPOs, equality bodies and academics from an EU Member State, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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The Protection of Persons with Disabilities during Armed Conflicts

This two-day Workshop, supported under the Science for Peace and Security Programme of NATO (SPS), and co-facilitated by...

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Disability Intergroup and New Years Reception

Join this open event to present the Disability Intergroup to the public and meet organisations of persons with...

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