Work Forum on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the EU and its Member States 2019 - Rapporteur

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PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

Magdi Birtha

BACKGROUND

On 13 May 2019, the 10th Work Forum on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), organised by the European Commission, took place in Brussels. Similarly to previous years, the event brought together stakeholders from the EU and Member States that play an active role in the implementation and monitoring of the CRPD. These are Focal Points, Coordination Mechanisms and Monitoring Mechanisms from the Member States and the EU, along with civil society- and relevant international bodies.

AIMS

For a decade, the Work Forum has been an important annual platform to share experiences and promote promising solutions to common challenges for persons with disabilities across the EU. In 2019, among other relevant matters, the Work Forum discussed the political participation of persons with disabilities in light of the 2019 European Elections.  

The conference report summarizes the main points and challenges that were highlighted during the Work Forum by the different speakers and participants and has been published on the website of the European Commission. 

The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research supports the Sustainable Development Goals

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FUNDED BY

DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

PROJECT DURATION

2019/05 – 2019/08

MEDIA

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