The Youth Committee is a Specific Target Committee of the European Disability Forum (EDF). It is composed of eight members, young people aged 18 to 35, representing all categories of disability and coming from all over Europe. It is chaired by one of its members, who is supported by one of the Executive Members and by staff from the secretariat to achieve its plans. The Youth Committee is devoted to representing the interests of young persons with disabilities – within the EDF and throughout Europe.
The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 had led to a national lockdown in the majority of countries in Europe. It is known that these measures had a severe impact on populations of persons with disabilities around the continent but available information on the lived experience of these people has been limited.
To learn more about the experience of young people with disabilities around Europe during the crisis, and their state governments’ response to the situation, the European Disability Forum Youth Committee conducted a survey after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read the complete survey: Young People with Disabilities – COVID survey – December 2020