Since the re-establishment of the European Parliament Disability Intergroup in December 2019, its bureau and members have worked intensively to promote and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities in their parliamentary work. Following its work programme for 2020-2022, and in close collaboration with EDF, the 83 current members remained active on policies related to the UN CRPD and its mainstreaming across all policy fields, with a particular focus on the COVID-19 crisis, social policies, accessibility and free movement, and raising awareness and collaborating with many disability organisations and with other EU institutions.
Despite the difficulties caused by the pandemic, some of the main successes of the Disability Intergroup in 2020 were the adoption of a strong resolution calling the Commission to prepare the next Disability Strategy post 2020, the first high level discussion with the European Commission on the impact of COVID-19 to persons with disabilities and the inclusion of the demands of the disability movement in the resolution for an EU coordinated response to this crisis, as well as the adoption of a historic EU budget with a more prominent social focus.
You can read all the work carried out by the Disability Intergroup in its 2020 reporting document.
You can also see the priorities for 2021 as agreed in its last buearu meeting.