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MEPs from more than 10 countries break barriers for autism on April 2

From top right: MEP Jana Žitňanská (CZ), MEP Miriam Dalli (MT), MEP Brando Benifei (IT), MEP Nicola Caputo (IT), MEP Helga Stevens (BE), MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen (FI), MEP Florent Marcellesi (ES), MEP Remo Sernagiotto (IT) and MEP Lojze Peterle (SI).


On the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day 2017 (April 2), various Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from 10 different countries and various political parties have symbolically broken barriers for autism by supporting the campaign launched by Autism-Europe “Break Barriers Together for Autism-Let’s Build an Accessible Society”.

Autism-Europe is reinforcing its call for European Union and Member State policy-makers to strengthen their commitment to removing the many barriers preventing people on the autism spectrum from enjoying their human rights. This call for action is extended to all kind of decisions-makers, underlining the need to foster inclusive policies and promote the respect of the rights of people with autism. Therefore, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen and members of the European Economic and Social Committee, have also symbolically broken barriers for autism.

See MEPs supporting the campaign