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European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2019.- Brussels, Belgium

28/11/2019 - 29/11/2019

Hosted by the European Commission, in partnership with the European disability forum, this event is the opportunity for the EU to mainstream disability issues and to raise awareness of the everyday- life challenges faced by persons with disabilities.

Politicians, high-level experts and self-advocates will attend the conference to discuss the challenges, the solutions and the projects for improving policies dedicated to persons with disabilities.

The 2019 conference will be an opportunity to discuss the preliminary findings of the public consultation on the European disability strategy 2010-2020, as well as the delegates’ expectations for the next decade.  Inspiration from outside the EU is also to be brought and participants will hear about the inclusion in sport and discuss how it can be improved.

How to participate

Please e-mail the European Commission explaining your interest in taking part in the conference.

The access city award 2020 ceremony will be the occasion for the European Commission to unveil the name of the award’s 10th winner.  Let us all celebrate the access city award’s 10th anniversary! This year, 47 cities sent their applications.

Follow and comment on the event on social media: #EDPD2019 #EUDisability, #EUAccessCity and #WeAreEUCitizens


European Commission
European Disability Forum


Charlemagne Building,
Rue de la Loi 170
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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