The last updates are done in June 2019. A new project has started, the European Disability Expertise (EDE). Until the new website section on the EMPL Europa website is ready, a temporary page has been launched, see the website section European Disability Expertise.
Each year we assess evidence relevant to progress on the EU2020 Strategy from a disability perspective.
DOTCOM describes the policy and legal situation across the EU in the light of the commitments undertaken for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Based on data of Eurostat it can be estimated that there are approximately 80 million EU citizens with disabilities.
The EU and its Member States cooperate to ensure the enjoyment of their rights of EU citizens with disabilities and their participation in society on an equal basis with others as provided in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the EU Disability Strategy and relevant EU legislation.
The Academic Network of Disability Experts (ANED) supports the European Commission and the EU Member States by providing independent scientific advice, analysis and information on EU and national disability policies and legislation, links of national policies with the EU level, as well as information about the situation of persons with disabilities.
Thematic priorities for ANED’s annual work programmes in fields as employment, education, health and social protection are discussed and agreed with the European Commission, to ensure relevance for the main priority issues for EU citizens with disabilities.