European Disability CardBrussels, 21 January 2016 // On January 12, the European Commission published the recipients for the grant that Member States could use to launch the pilot project for the European Disability Card.  The recipients for the grant that Member States could use to launch the pilot project are Belgium, Cyprus, Malta, Estonia, Finland, Italy, Romania, and Slovenia. The Card not only gives people with disabilities recognition of status as they travel between participating countries, it also allows access to certain benefits in the areas of culture, leisure, transports and sport. 

European ParliamentBrussels 18 January 2015 // The European Parliament (EP) drafted an own-initiative report on the ’ Implementation of the UN CRPD with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CRPD Committee’ . The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) worked on the report together with 8 other Committees. 

Smarter Futures Lunch seminarBrussels 15 January 2016 // At the occasion of the Smarter Futures Steering Group meeting held 17 & 18 December 2015 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, the Netherlands, the Ministry and Smarter Futures jointly hosted a lunch seminar entitled “Flour Power, Fortification for a Smarter Future”. Opening the seminar, Reina Buys, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation reminded the audience that in 2007 the Schokland agreements were drafted, specifying the Dutch support for the Millennium Development Goals involving private as well as public partners. Read more.

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