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European Disability Forum
1. Who are we?
2. How do we work?
3. What do we want?
4. Our achievements
5. EDF Youth Committee
6. Focus on Freedom of movement
1. EDF- Who are we?
- An independent NGO
- The umbrella organisation of persons with
disabilities in Europe
- The front runners for disability rights
1. EDF- Who are we?
• human rights
• equal opportunities
• non-discrimination
Mission
• a society that includes people with
disabilities is a better society for
everyone
Vision
• guarantee fundamental rights
• promote active participation of
persons with disabilities
Values
We make our voice heard towards the EU Institutions
We consult NGOs, industry, consumers & social partners
We provide real expertise to decision-makers
2. How do we work ?
EU bodies
2. How do we work ?
Who deals with what?
EU Internal market, transport, product safety
Member States Social policies, health, education
Who does what?
EU EDF works with the EU institutions directly
Member States EDF members works with national governments
3. What do we want ?
4. Our achievements
Disability StrategyDisability Strategy
2010-20202010-2020
Structural Funds
Structural FundsStructural Funds
5. EDF Youth Committee
Participation
-Mainstreaming Disability in EU
Youth Policy, November 2009
-EDF Position Paper on EU Youth
Policy, November 2009
5. EDF Youth Committee
Education
-The EDF Statement on Inclusive
Education, February 2009
5. EDF Youth Committee
Non-formal Experiences:
Creativity, Volunteering, Youth Work
-EDF Position Paper on EU
Youth Policy, November 2009
5. EDF Youth Committee
Health and Sport
-EDF Policy Document on Disabled People
with Chronic Illness, February 2008
- Mental Health Europe’s response to the
European Commission consultation on EU
Action to Reduce Health Inequalities, March
2009
5. EDF Youth Committee
Employment
-EDF Position Paper on active inclusion of
People furthest from the Labour Market,
February 2008
-EDF Response to the European
Commission consultation on Disability
Mainstreaming in the European
Employment Strategy, May 2004
6. In 2011 EDF focuses on
Freedom of movement
It is an objective of the EU that is protected by the treaties.
It guarantees:
• Free movement of persons
• Free movement of goods
• Free movement of services
6. In 2011 EDF focuses on
Freedom of movement
Current Situation:
People with disabilities cannot
yet fully enjoy their rights to
Free movement and access
mainstream goods and
services, as easily as any other
EU citizen.
6. In 2011 EDF focuses on
Freedom of movement
The
Freedom
Guide
The adoption of a strong, legally
binding
European Accessibility
Act
The adoption of a
European Mobility Card
2 Objectives 1 Lobbying Tool
+
For some this is Mt Everest
Are you free enough?
www.edf-feph.org
Your contact details

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Table ronde edf presentation template

  • 2. European Disability Forum 1. Who are we? 2. How do we work? 3. What do we want? 4. Our achievements 5. EDF Youth Committee 6. Focus on Freedom of movement
  • 3. 1. EDF- Who are we? - An independent NGO - The umbrella organisation of persons with disabilities in Europe - The front runners for disability rights
  • 4. 1. EDF- Who are we? • human rights • equal opportunities • non-discrimination Mission • a society that includes people with disabilities is a better society for everyone Vision • guarantee fundamental rights • promote active participation of persons with disabilities Values
  • 5. We make our voice heard towards the EU Institutions We consult NGOs, industry, consumers & social partners We provide real expertise to decision-makers 2. How do we work ? EU bodies
  • 6. 2. How do we work ? Who deals with what? EU Internal market, transport, product safety Member States Social policies, health, education Who does what? EU EDF works with the EU institutions directly Member States EDF members works with national governments
  • 7. 3. What do we want ?
  • 8. 4. Our achievements Disability StrategyDisability Strategy 2010-20202010-2020 Structural Funds Structural FundsStructural Funds
  • 9. 5. EDF Youth Committee Participation -Mainstreaming Disability in EU Youth Policy, November 2009 -EDF Position Paper on EU Youth Policy, November 2009
  • 10. 5. EDF Youth Committee Education -The EDF Statement on Inclusive Education, February 2009
  • 11. 5. EDF Youth Committee Non-formal Experiences: Creativity, Volunteering, Youth Work -EDF Position Paper on EU Youth Policy, November 2009
  • 12. 5. EDF Youth Committee Health and Sport -EDF Policy Document on Disabled People with Chronic Illness, February 2008 - Mental Health Europe’s response to the European Commission consultation on EU Action to Reduce Health Inequalities, March 2009
  • 13. 5. EDF Youth Committee Employment -EDF Position Paper on active inclusion of People furthest from the Labour Market, February 2008 -EDF Response to the European Commission consultation on Disability Mainstreaming in the European Employment Strategy, May 2004
  • 14. 6. In 2011 EDF focuses on Freedom of movement It is an objective of the EU that is protected by the treaties. It guarantees: • Free movement of persons • Free movement of goods • Free movement of services
  • 15. 6. In 2011 EDF focuses on Freedom of movement Current Situation: People with disabilities cannot yet fully enjoy their rights to Free movement and access mainstream goods and services, as easily as any other EU citizen.
  • 16. 6. In 2011 EDF focuses on Freedom of movement The Freedom Guide The adoption of a strong, legally binding European Accessibility Act The adoption of a European Mobility Card 2 Objectives 1 Lobbying Tool +
  • 17. For some this is Mt Everest
  • 18. Are you free enough? www.edf-feph.org Your contact details

Editor's Notes

  1. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU.
  2. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU.
  3. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU.
  4. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU.
  5. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU.
  6. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement. It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Free movement of persons = any citizen of a Member State has the right to move, work and live in another Member State Free movement of goods = Goods produced in one country can be sold in another, under certain conditions . EDF wants accessibility to be a criteria for importing and exporting goods Free movement of services = any citizen has the right to provide and receive services in another Member State
  7. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement.   It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. This means that anyone can move, work and live in every country of the EU.
  8. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement. It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Free movement of persons = any citizen of a Member State has the right to move, work and live in another Member State Free movement of goods = Goods produced in one country can be sold in another, under certain conditions . EDF wants accessibility to be a criteria for importing and exporting goods Free movement of services = any citizen has the right to provide and receive services in another Member State
  9. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement. It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Free movement of persons = any citizen of a Member State has the right to move, work and live in another Member State Free movement of goods = Goods produced in one country can be sold in another, under certain conditions . EDF wants accessibility to be a criteria for importing and exporting goods Free movement of services = any citizen has the right to provide and receive services in another Member State
  10. In 2011 the European disability movement focuses on Freedom of movement. It is important because EU treaties guarantee basic freedoms to all citizens: free movement of people, goods, services and capital. Free movement of persons = any citizen of a Member State has the right to move, work and live in another Member State Free movement of goods = Goods produced in one country can be sold in another, under certain conditions . EDF wants accessibility to be a criteria for importing and exporting goods Free movement of services = any citizen has the right to provide and receive services in another Member State EDF action on the campaign: EDF will produce a shadow ‘European Accessibility Act’ EDF has produced a position paper on the adoption of a European Mobility Card EDF will launch the Freedom Guide by the end of this year + concrete lobbying actitvities, meetings etc...