Representatives of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) met in Brussels with European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Mimica to discuss European development cooperation and the rights of persons with disabilities.
As a member of the EDF Board, the EDbN representative, Ricard López, actively attended the meeting representing almost 3 million persons with Deafblindness.
On 11 February 2014, EDF presented its manifesto on the EU elections 2014 at the European Parliament. The event was organised in cooperation with the European Parliament Disability Intergroup and gathered a lot of MEPs; all of them expressed their full endorsement to the key priorities of EDF manifesto.
The European Disability Forum met this weekend in Vilnius, Lithuania, gathering together representatives of its member organisations all around Europe, as well as representatives of the Lithuanian Republic and European institutions. On the first day of the Board meeting, a European conference took place focusing on: ‘Disability and sustainable development. A perspective from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’.
Mind the Data Gap! Brussels 15 november 2012. 1st. Joint Conference of the European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness.
Mind the Data Gap!
Lack of statistics for an effective EU inclusion strategy?!
Save the Date – 15 November 2012, 14:00 - 17:30 CET
Today, May 26th 2012, the “European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness” has been created in Copenhagen during the General Assembly of the European Disability Forum EDF.
The campaign “One million for Disability” runs from 23 January to 3 October 2007
EDF has just launched a campaign to collect 1 million signatures to combat discrimination in all aspects of the lives of disabled citizens in Europe. It is important for EDbN members to support this campaign as disability specific legislation at a European level would encourage national governments to bring in disability specific legislation in countries where there is none or it is inadequate at the moment.
A historic Written Declaration on the rights of deafblind people was formally adopted by the European Parliament on 1 st April, 2004. This was the culmination of a long campaign by deafblind people, families and professionals in Europe. The Written Declaration is a 200 word statement about the fact that deafblindness is a distinct disability. It lists the rights to which deafblind people should be entitled.