On Friday the 11th of November 2011, an EASPD delegation met with Vice President of the European Commission, Viviane Reding, responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship and Dana Trama-Zada, member of her Cabinet.
Franz Wolfmayr, President of EASPD, Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General and Irene Bertana, Policy Assistant, had the opportunity to talk with Vice-President Reding on specific points regarding:
The role of service providers in the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (UNCRPD), of the European Disability Strategy (EDS) and of the upcoming Accessibility Act,
The impact of the crisis on the quality of services,
The funding of European Civil Society organisation,
The human right issues concerning the staff employed in the sector,
The outcomes of the meeting are summarized in a report here available