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Report on Access to cross border healthcare by patients with disabilities in the European Union

This report aims to contribute to the evaluation of the Patients Mobility Directive1 by the European Commission and identify additional measures needed at EU level to better ensure access to cross border healthcare by patients with disabilities.

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Youth Committee Annual Report 2020

For 2020 the youth Committee held its activities under the topic of the Freedom of Movement but in March, Europe entered a never seen before period. The COVID-19 pandemic changed most plans, but never destroyed the dream of freedom of movement, it reinforced it.

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Inclusive Online Volunteering for Humanitarian Aid - Research by Viatores Christi

This rapid research on behalf of Viatores Christi, as part of the VIVID-T EU Project, explores and reports...

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European Social Fund Plus 2021-2027: Analysis of the final agreement

In February 2021 an agreement was reached between the co-legislators on the Regulation for the European Social Fund Plus (ESF+) 2021-2027. Read our report.

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European Regional Development Fund 2021-2027: Analysis of the final agreement

In this document we will analyse the final agreement on the ERDF regarding the articles we advocated on. We will explain what it could mean for persons with disabilities over the coming seven years. When presenting final text from the Regulation, all amendments to the Commission’s original proposal will be presented in bold and italic. In some cases, where text has been removed from the original proposal, words will also have a strike through.

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EDF Annual Report 2020

In spite of the challenges 2020 threw at us, at EDF we continued our work, our collaboration and our advocacy. This document reflects the achievements made during this unprecedented year. As we look to the future, the disability movement needs to be strong, diverse and united.

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Rising voices - Mainstreaming women with disabilities in India-EU international cooperation

This paper is informed by the findings of Building Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals – Empowering Disabled People’s Organisations, a European Union- (EU) funded project jointly undertaken by Sightsavers India and the European Disability Forum (EDF). The project supports people with disabilities to engage in, shape, and monitor the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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The European Semester Country Reports 2020: What do they say about disability?

In this document you will find an overview of disability issues in each Country Report. EDF urges the European Commission to ensure the main concerns raised with regards to persons with disabilities are carried over from the Country Reports and reflected very clearly in this year’s Country-Specific Recommendations to each of the Member States.

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Human Rights Report 2021: Impact of COVID19 on persons with disabilities

The fifth edition of the European Disability Forum’s Human Rights Report presents the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on person with disabilities in Europe in 2020. It highlights how EU and European countries have largely failed to include persons with disabilities in their response to the pandemic, both within Europe and in their global response.

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EDF Analysis of the Action Plan of Social Pillars

On the 4th of March 2021 the European Commission launched its Action Plan for the European Pillar of Social Rights. The European Pillar of Social Rights (sometimes referred to as the “Social Pillar” or just the “Pillar”) was proclaimed in 2017. It contains 20 principles to deliver a more social Europe, which the EU and its Member States committed to implementing. Principle 17 of the Social Pillar is specifically about fostering the social inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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European Health Union Package

The European Union and all its Member States have ratified the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of...

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Extract Human Rights Report 2021: Impact of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities

This paper gives an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on persons with disabilities in Europe and draws specific recommendations for the EU and European countries. It is based on the EDF Human Rights Report on COVID-19 that will be published in early 2021.

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European Human Rights Report 2020: Poverty and Social Exclusion

The true extent of how poverty and social exclusion affect persons with disabilities in the EU. It highlights that EU countries have largely failed at reducing poverty faced by persons with disabilities. It shows how, in all EU countries, persons with disabilities are more likely to be poor and unemployed than persons without disabilities. It presents actions that the EU, it's Member States and other European Countries should take to improve the situation.

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EDF Annual Report 2019

Find in this document all the EDF achivements during 2019. This report was co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The European Union was not involved in the preparation and publication of this report.

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Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027: Analysis of the final agreement

In this document we will analyse the final agreement on the CPR and what it means for persons with disabilities. When presenting final text from the Regulation, all amendments to the Commission’s original proposal will be presented in bold and italic. In some cases, where text has been removed from the original proposal, words will also have a strike through.

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Plug and Pray?

A disability perspective on artificial intelligence, automated decision-making and emerging technologies - 2018

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Human Rights Report 2019: Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination in the European Union

Ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities to equality and non-discrimination in the European Union. The report includes a review of equality frameworks in each EU Member State and a section on multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination.

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EDF Annual Report 2018

Find in this document all the EDF achivements during 2018. This report was co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The European Union was not involved in the preparation and publication of this report.

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Report of the Social Policy and Inclusion Committee March 2019

SPI Committee Meeting Report March 23

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Report of the Social Policy and Inclusion Committee from 29 February 2020

Social Policy and Inclusion Committee Meeting Report 29 Feb 2020

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SDGs Flyers in all EU languages

In July 2019, EDF published a flyer on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in all EU languages, Easy to Read English and International Sign. It aims at explaining what the SDGs are, how are persons with disabilities included and what can you do to contribute. We also highlight the importance of data in the SDGs and for data to be disaggregated by disability.

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Human Rights Report 2018: Disability-Inclusive SDGs in Europe and in International Cooperation

The second issue of our annual European Human Rights report Series is focusing on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable   Development  and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report showcases to decision-makers and organisations of   persons with disabilities  the link between the CRPD and the SDGs in Europe and in international cooperation. It suggests recommendations and advocacyopportunities for disability-inclusive SDGs.

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EDF Annual Report 2016-2017

Find in this document all the EDF achivements during 2016-2017. This report was co-funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The European Union was not involved in the preparation and publication of this report.

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Human Rights Report 2016 - Marking 10 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

10 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). This report gives an overview of the state of play on the CRPD in Europe.

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EDF Annual Report 2014-2015

Annual Report 2014-2015 in accesible PDF Easy to Read version Annual Report 2014 - 2015

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