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EASPD Policy Café on the European Commission’s proposals for a European Disability Strategy 2021-2030

4 March 2020, 9h30-11h00 CEST 

Click here to Register and Join the Zoom  

Policy Café is our new way to update EASPD members on current developments in specific EU policies and to collect feedback from them. This feedback is used by the EASPD policy team when responding to EU Consultations on these policies. 

In our next Policy Café we will address the European Commission’s upcoming proposal on the European Disability Strategy 2020-2030, which the European Commission is expected to launch on the 3rd of March. This proposal comes after extensive consultation and will set the priorities for the EU policies on disability for the next decade. The publication of the Commission proposal will also mark the beginning of negotiations between the European Parliament, Council of the European Union and the European Commission.  

We invite our members to participate to learn more about the legislative proposal directly from the European Commission, about the main relevant points for EASPD and to plan future individual and joint actions.  

Please note that this consultation is for EASPD members only 




9h30 – 9h35 

Introduction by Moderator:  

  • Thomas Bignal, Policy Manager, EASPD 

9h35 – 10h10 

Presentation on the Proposal for a European Disability Strategy 

  • Katarina Ivanković Knežević, Director, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion  


Q&A with EASPD members 



Presentation of EASPD analysis and key moments in the legislative process 

  • Irene Bertana, Senior Policy Officer, EASPD 



Open floor for feedback 


We welcome your response on any of the below questions and any other feedback you may have.  

  • Does the European Commission’s proposal respond to your needs?
  • How can the Proposal become impactful for your services? 



Planning of future actions for EASPD and members