The right to independent living of persons with disabilities News
Member States holding the Presidencies of the Council of the EU can play a key leadership role in addressing the EU’s persisting fundamental rights challenges, said the FRA Director in his keynote address at an expert seminar in Helsinki on 29 November.
FRA provided input on how Article 19 (the right to live independently and be included in the community) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) can be monitored to the CRPD Committee on 19 April in Geneva.
On 5 April, FRA took part in the fourth meeting of the European Social Network (ESN)’s Working Group on Disability in Sofia, Bulgaria.
On 16 and 17 March, representatives of the FRANET contractors working on the fieldwork phase of FRA’s project on the right to independent living of persons with disabilities met in Vienna to kick off the national qualitative research.
On 17 November, FRA took part in a Nordic Conference on the implementation of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Malmö.
FRA will address the opening of the 14th session of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on 17 August in Geneva. It will use this opportunity to illustrate how robust evidence and independent expertise can help people with disabilities enjoy their rights on an equal basis with others.
FRA’s family of five infographics to help raise awareness of the voting rights of people with disabilities have now been made available in many more EU languages. Each infographic targets a different audience and draws on FRA research into the right to political participation of people with disabilities.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has helped advance the rights of people with disabilities across the EU. A new Focus paper by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines how.
On 26 and 27 February, FRA took part in the Zero Project Conference on independent living and political participation for people with disabilities.
On 4-5 December, the European Social Network (ESN) held the first meeting of its disability working group.