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OUR MANIFESTO IS OUT AND WILL BE PRESENTED ON 11/02 AT THE PARLIAMENT

Date

05 Feb 2014

Sections

Social Europe & Jobs

Already since last year, EDF has been advocating for the accessibility of the upcoming EU elections and the right of everyone to vote. The leaders of the main political groups of the European Parliament agreed to promote this, as well as to support the rights of persons with disabilities in their manifestos, during our high level meeting with them last June.

On Tuesday 11 February, the disability movement will gather in the European Parliament to present its manifesto on the EU elections focusing on 6 key priorities:

  1. The promotion of a vision of an inclusive, sustainable and democratic Europe;
  2. The reform of Europe’s economic and social policies to ensure the protection and enjoyment of human rights of Europeans with disabilities;
  3. Making goods and services accessible for all;
  4. The adoption of the proposed general non-discrimination directive;
  5. The swift ratification by the EU and by all Member states of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
  6. The establishment of mechanisms within EU institutions to mainstream the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities while ensuring the involvement of persons with disabilities.


WHY ARE THESE ELECTIONS IMPORTANT?

WHAT DOES THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT EXPECT?

Find out more today on the special section of EDF’s website dedicated to our campaign on the EU elections!

 

 

Lila Sylviti
Communication
European Disability Forum | nothing about us without us
tel +32 2 282 46 04 | fax +32 2 282 46 09
lila.sylviti@edf-feph.org - www.edf-feph.org

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