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EU conference marks European Disability Day

FRA took part in the annual conference marking European Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum.

The conference took place from 28 to 29 November in Brussels. It focused on the need for and possible content of a new European Disability Strategy 2020-2030.

FRA, which forms part of the EU’s monitoring framework on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to which the EU is a party, noted the importance of robust, disaggregated data as a basis to measure progress on indicators for implementation of any new Strategy.

The new Strategy is expected to be presented by the Commission in the course of 2020.