More than 500 people with disabilities from across Europe will gather on the 6th of December in the European Parliament in Brussels to have a dialogue with their Parliamentarians and speak up for their rights. The 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD) is co-organised by the European Disability Forum (EDF) and the European Parliament.
It is a unique opportunity for European citizens with disabilities, both leaders and grass-root activists, to talk with Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and high level representatives of other EU institutions about their human rights, in particular: the right to vote and participate in political and public life, the European Disability Strategy 2020-2030 and the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) by the European Union (EU).
The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and EDF President, Yannis Vardakastanis, will open the event.
The conference will be web streamed live, with subtitles and international signs interpretation on the European Parliament Web TV.
You can also follow all updates on EDF Facebook and Twitter pages using the hashtag: #EPdisability