FRA took part in the annual conference marking European Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum.
European Day of Persons with Disabilities is a time to remind ourselves of the urgent need to live up to our commitments to achieve equality for all. This is especially pressing since the European Disability Strategy will end in 2020.
FRA spoke at a public hearing on 21 October in Brussels on the new EU Disability Strategy 2020-2030.
FRA presented its work on independent living at two events in Vienna that looked into possibilities of how to ensure that people with disabilities can equally participate in society.
Across the EU, many Member States are improving their equality data to help policymakers combat discrimination and challenge prejudices. To inspire others, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has just published an online compendium of nearly 40 practices from 15 countries on the collection and use of equality data.
With three months to go before the 2019 European Parliament elections, hundreds of thousands of Europeans deprived of legal capacity are prevented from exercising the right to vote and stand for office. A new FRA paper looks into the problem and suggests what is needed so that people with disabilities can enjoy their right to participate in the electoral process.
On 15 and 16 November, the Agency took part in the meeting in Vienna of the EU Ombudspersons for people with disabilities.
On 3 July in Brussels, FRA attended an open meeting of the European Expert Group on the transition from institutional to community-based care (EEG).
From 7 to 8 June, the Agency took part in a series of events supporting fundamental rights in Bugaria.
The Academy of European Law (ERA) held a seminar in Trier on on 13 June on access to justice for people with disabilities during which the Agency presented its work.