The European Union and all its Member States have ratified the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This international treaty creates specific obligations relevant for the EU and all Member States in the creation of the European Health Union Package.
Persons with disabilities were one of the most affected groups of the COVID- 19 pandemic in the European Union, in term of contamination, deaths and human rights violations. The EC proposals which are part of the European Health Union Package must ensure that the EU and Member States are better equipped to activate a disability inclusive response to future health threats and pandemics.
The European Disability Forum calls on the European Commission to incorporate the rights of persons with disabilities in its 3 proposals for regulations part of the European Health Union Packages through this position paper.
Download the position paper:
EDF recommendations on the European Health Union Package Final EDF input on roadmap on the 2021 EU Justice Scoreboard (PDF)
Final EDF input on roadmap on the 2021 EU Justice Scoreboard (Word)