Towards political participation of people with disabilities

FRA will present preliminary findings from its project 'Indicators on the right to political participation of people with disabilities' at two events in Brussels on 9 April.

In the morning, FRA will highlight the key results of the research, carried out in conjunction with the European Commission, to the Disability High Level Group of Member State representatives. In the afternoon, FRA and the Commission will discuss the main conclusions of an EU-funded project, Insign, at the event at the European Parliament: ‘Access to the European institutions for deaf sign language users and hard of hearing citizens’. The event will feature a demonstration of a web-based tool, developed by Insign, to empower deaf and hard of hearing citizens to communicate with their European political representatives and public administrations. FRA’s presentations will focus on the barriers to political participation faced by many people with disabilities in the EU