Completed Guidance Document: the Role of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in International Cooperation

Our objective is that persons with disabilities and European DPOs are actively engaged in international cooperation – not just as beneficiaries but also as experts.

In line with the strategy for International Cooperation ‘EDF in the World’, EDF will develop a guidance note on the role of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (DPOs) in international cooperation. The guidance note will be based on the experience of European DPOs and their partners. The guidance note, while based on EDF and its members experiences, is not limited to the role of European DPOs, but aims to give guidance in general of the unique role that DPOs can play- as representatives of persons with disabilities in all their diversity, in Europe and partners countries, at the national, regional and international level. The guidance note is targeted at development agencies and development organisations, in order to illustrate why and how they should meaningfully involve DPOs in their international cooperation work.