The Disability Intergroup discussed its priorities

26 February 2015

The new, larger, Bureau of the European Parliament Disability Intergroup met for the first time at the end of February. In particular, MEPs discussed work priorities for 2015-2016.

MEPs cooperated with EDF in setting the priorities below:

  • UN CRPD EU review by the UN Committee;

  • equal access to transport and to goods and services (European Accessibility Act, European disability card);

  • anti-discrimination directive; revision of the European Disability Strategy;

  • revision of the Europe 2020, European Semester and employment issues;

  • Digital Single Market;

  • international cooperation and post-2015 development framework;

  • independent living and de-institutionalisation;

  • accessibility of the European Parliament meetings;

  • communication and processes.

There was strong sense within the Bureau of the need to strengthen the role of the Intergroup as a forum for dialogue with the whole disability movement. A record number of MEPs – more than 110 – have joined the intergroup so far!


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