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Disability Representatives act to ensure a strong EU Social Pillar

Ahead of the EU Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth on 17 November in Gothenburg, the European Disability Forum (EDF) has adopted a resolution to promote employment and social inclusion of persons with disabilities in relation to the recommendations for a European Pillar of Social Rights (the Social Pillar) published by the European Commission in April 2017.

EDF’s resolution calls on Heads of States and Governments to demonstrate a strong commitment towards the right to employment, social inclusion and social protection of persons with disabilities and all people in the European Union.

In its resolution, EDF:

Read the full resolution here

EDF and its members, including Autism-Europe, have been advocating to bring the messages of the resolution at the attention on Heads of States and Governments ahead of and during  the Social Summit on the 17 November 2017 and during the Social Platform side event in Gothenburg on 16 November 2017.

In the same light, The European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care released in October 2017 seven recommendations to ensure that the Social Rights Pillar is an effective tool to enforce the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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