European day of persons with disabilities: Rapporteur



Magdi Birtha


The annual European conference on the Day of Persons with Disabilities (EDPD) took place 3-4 December 2018 in Brussels. Hosted by the European Commission, in partnership with the European Disability Forum, this event is part of the EU's wider efforts to promote the mainstreaming of disability issues, to raise awareness of the everyday challenges faced by persons with disabilities and exchange experiences on promising solutions.


Among other key topics, the 2018 conference gave policy-makers, high-level experts and civil society organisations the opportunity to discuss the potential shape of the next European Disability Strategy, but also the possible ways in which it could be implemented, notably in the context of the next Multiannual Financial Framework. The conference report has been published on the European Commission’s website and was disseminated widely among policy-makers, the representative organisations of persons with disabilities and other stakeholders.

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DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission


11/2018 – 02/2019