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The information contained on this page was updated in December 2011 and is also maintained by our country team.

Name: Eleni Strati

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Policy contacts

The main contact point for co-ordination of disability policy at the national level is:

  • The Ministry of Work and Social Security, which regulates:

    National Action Plans for Social Protection
    Policy for the assessment and certification of disability
    Policy related to disability pensions and cash benefits
    Social security covering health and social care, includingmedical supplies, rehabilitation services and technical aids  
    Active labour policies for disability.

Law and policy

More details of national policy instruments, and with relevance to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities, are provided in DOTCOM: the Disability Online Tool of the Commission.

Facts and figures

More details are available from ANED’s Indicators of Disability Equality in Europe. The following key points are summarised from data sources at European or national level, with particular relevance to the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and Europe 2020 targets.

Data and research

Enquiries about official data on disability issues can be directed to:

Disabled people’s organisations

The national assembly representing disabled people’s organisations is:

  • National Confederation of Disabled People (ESAEA), which represents more than 35 full member organisations. About 43% of the executive council of the Confederation are disabled people. ESAEA was established in 1989 in order to advocate for the interests of all disabled people and to constitute a strong and independent representative of disabled people in Greek society and the state. Today, ESAEA is an official Social Partner of the state promoting policies that contribute to the full participation of disabled people in the social, economic, political and cultural life of the country. Email:
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