Towards a new European Disability Strategy for 2020 – 2030
The importance of a European Disability Strategy (EDS) is clear to implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and, therefore, to promote and protect the rights of all persons with disabilities.
The current EDS will come to an end in the year 2020 and the European Commission is currently evaluating it. Despite several improvement and EU legislations such as the European Accessibility Act, Cross-border Healthcare Directive or the Rail passenger rights, persons with disabilities are still facing difficulties and discrimination in everyday life. In light of this, IF wishes to present its recommendations for the post-2020 EDS.
IF hopes that the European Commission will soon launch the next EDS for 2020-2030 and commit to new disability policies and legislations. We need an ambitious and strong disability strategy to ensure that all persons with disabilities including people living with SBH can exercise their rights at European and national level.