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FRA presents Fundamental Rights Survey data at annual PETI committee event

On 30 November, FRA presented disability statistics from its Fundamental Rights Survey to the European Parliament Petition Committee’s annual seminar on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The seminar focused on the modalities of introducing a new Disability Card. The card aims at enabling the mutual recognition of disability status between EU Member States in areas such as leisure, sport, culture and transportation.

EU Equality Commissioner, Helena Dalli, opened the event. She said that the Commission has ambitious proposals for the Card, which is foreseen in its 2021-2030 Disability Strategy.