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IF position paper on the 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework of the European Union.

10 November 2020
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Read IF’s recommendations for the EU and its Member States on the implementation of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) here. 

IF recently published a position paper with recommendations to ensure that the implementation of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) of the EU advances the rights of individuals with SBH within and beyond the EU. 

With member associations from 23 EU Member States the EU is an important actor for IF. Actions on the EU level can have a significant impact on a wide range of policies which are essential to advance the rights and wellbeing of individuals with SBH and their families. Not only within the EU but also beyond it. The EU has the potential to set standards which inspire actions beyond its borders and the EU has a significant impact on SBH in the world through its actions on sustainable development and international cooperation. 

The MFF is the long-term budget of the EU, where the budget and policy priorities for the next seven years is decided upon. Decisions on the policy priorities of the EU and how those priorities are then implemented can stall, advance or undermine the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). It is therefore vitally important for IF to engage with the EU and other European actors on the regional, national and local level to advocate for the rights and wellbeing of individuals with SBH. 

In IF’s position paper on the implementation of the MFF the federation highlights that the EU and each of its 27 Member States have signed and ratified the UNCRPD. Mainstreaming its principles in all EU policies and initiatives and making adherence to the UNCRPD a conditionality for the use of EU funds is essential to ensure that the EU upholds its obligations to implement the UNCRPD. 

If you have any questions regarding the position paper please contact IF’s European Policy Officer Hildur Önnudóttir at hildur.onnudottir@ifglobal.org