Brussels, 12 October 2015 // The Directorate General for Health and Food Safety organised the 2nd Conference on European Reference Networks (ERN) on October 8-9 in Lisbon to discuss and to raise awareness on high-quality cross-border healthcare and to present the draft assessment manual and toolbox to be used for assessing the Network proposals. This event brought together specialised healthcare providers, national authorities, decision-makers, NGOs, and patient and professional organisations.
Brussels, 5 October 2015 // The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted on 25 September in the United Nations headquarters in New York. The new Agenda emphasises the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities as one of the keys to end poverty and discrimination.
Brussels, 1 October 2015 // The 7th Freedom Drive took place, for the first time in Brussels, on September 30 to make the European decision-makers aware of the independent living activists´concerns.
This year, hundreds of people with disabilities reached the European Parliament, under the theme “Indepent living: The next Generation”.