Academic network of European disability experts (ANED)
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The information contained on this page was updated in December 2011 and is also maintained by our country team.

Name: Charlotte May-Semera
Address: Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway.


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Policy contacts

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

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:

  • Central Statistics Office- This is the body tasked with the collection and dissemination of statistics in Ireland.
  • Physical and Sensory Disability Databases:The objective of the Physical and Sensory Disability Database is to gather information on the specialised health and personal social service needs of people with a physical or sensory disability.

Disabled people’s organisations

The national assembly representing disabled people’s organisations is:

  • Inclusion Ireland provides a forum for its members to identify priorities and formulate nationally agreed policies to present to government, statutory bodies, and other relevant groups, as well as the general public. Inclusion Ireland campaigns for changes in services and legislation that will improve the quality of life and the participation of people with an intellectual disability in Irish society.
Go to the European Commission - Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities This initiative is financed by the EC Programme Progress. But the views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the official views of the EU institutions.