People with disabilities continue to face unacceptable barriers, challenges and discrimination in their daily lives. In addition to this, the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures applied by the Member States have had a disproportionate effect on people with disabilities. Therefore, the Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament has undertaken strong commitments to ensure and expand the rights of people with disabilities and calls for concrete steps towards creating an inclusive European society based on equality and full accessibility for everyone.
Learn more about our commitments to ensure the rights of Persons with Disabilities here
Join us on Wednesday 24 June from 15:00 -16:30 with Commissioner for Equality Helena Dalli, the European Disability Forum, the European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities and our host MEPs Radka Maxova and Dragos Pislaru among others!
Link to the event
Welcome & Opening by Radka Maxová MEP, Renew Europe Group
Presentation of Renew Europe's Commitments to ensure the rights of Persons with Disabilities by Renew Europe MEPs and the European Disability Forum
Reaction and debate with esteemed guests moderated by Dragoș Pîslaru MEP, Renew Europe Group
- Mr Albert Prévos, Member of the EDF Executive Committee
- Mr Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General, European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD)
- Ms Olga Richterová, Member of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Vice-Chairwoman of the Parliament’s Social Policy Committee
- Name TBC, Romanian Representatives from national disability organisations/NGOs
Keynote speech – Commissioner for Equality, Helena Dalli
Closing Remarks by Dragoș Pîslaru MEP, Employment and Social Affairs Coordinator, Renew Europe Group