Ongoing Bridging the Gap II – Inclusive Policies and Services for Equal Rights of persons with Disabilities

This initiative supports the implementation of the UN CRPD and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through capacity building and empowerment of government institutions, NGOs, and DPOs.

Official website: https://bridgingthegap-project.eu/

Funder: European Union

Timeframe: 2018-2022

Lead partner: Spanish International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP)

Other partners:

  • Austrian Development Agency (ADA)
  • Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation (IACDC)
  • Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID)
  • International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
  • European Disability Forum (EDF)

Objectives

This initiative supports the implementation of the UN CRPD and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through capacity building and empowerment of government institutions, NGOs, and DPOs in:

  • Burkina Faso through universal access to healthcare
  • Ecuador through inclusive education
  • Ethiopia through livelihoods and social protection
  • Paraguay through data generation and their use in inclusive education
  • Sudan through universal access to employment

It aims to build strong international support to drive the disability inclusion agenda forward and support the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the Agenda 2030 and SDGs.

Role of EDF

Provide technical expertise around EU and global advocacy.