Next year the elections at the European Parliament will be an opportunity for millions of Europeans to have their say in how Europe should be run. However, many people with disabilities face barriers in exercising this basic right.
FRA was invited by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to present its report on “Legal capacity of persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities” at a meeting with key stakeholders in Belfast on 10 October.
FRA's latest opinion on the impact of EU equality legislation notes how people continue to face discrimination in their daily lives despite the considerable progress in terms of policies and laws nationally and EU-wide.
FRA has published a report underlining how legal incapacity can prevent people with disabilities from exercising choice and control over their lives, despite the promise of current international standards.
This year's European Day of Persons with Disabilities conference, on 3-4 December in Brussels, focuses on active participation of people with disabilities in public life. It will explore how European, national and local policies can support and promote good practice in in politics, media and sports. On this important European Day, FRA reaffirms its commitment to help build a more inclusive society that safeguards the rights of people with disabilities.