You are here:
Time to break down the voting barriers for people with disabilities
02/12/2013

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.

Legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems

Legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems
Report / Paper / Summary
July
2013
This report analyses the current international and European legal standards and compares EU Member States’ laws in the area of legal capacity. Evidence from fieldwork research supports the legal analysis, providing eloquent testimony to the obstacles many persons with disabilities face in securing equal enjoyment of their fundamental rights.

Choice and control: the right to live independently - Experiences of people with intellectual disabilities

Choice and control: the right to live independently - Experiences of people with intellectual disabilities
Easy-to-read report
June
2012
This summary in easy read format provides information about FRA’s work on the right to live independently.

What is the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights?

What is the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights?
Easy-to-read report
February
2012
This booklet provides general information about the FRA in easy read format.

The rights of people with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities to take part in politics

The rights of people with mental health problems and intellectual disabilities to take part in politics
Easy-to-read report
November
2010
Information about the FRA and their report about some of the laws in Europe.

The rights of people with intellectual disabilities and people with mental health problems

The rights of people with intellectual disabilities and people with mental health problems
Easy-to-read report
November
2010
Information about the FRA and the project on fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems.

How to use this site

Accessibility

FRA organises expert meeting on children with disabilities
26/04/2012

On 26 - 27 April the FRA consulted experts on its new project on "Children with disabilities: experiences of discrimination, inclusion and hate speech".

Involuntary placement and involuntary treatment of persons with mental health problems

In brief / Factsheet
June
2012
Mental health problems are experienced by about one in 10  European Union (EU) citizens. Many seek help voluntarily, but some may be placed in institutions or treated without their consent. This might affect their fundamental rights.