European Disability Strategy 2010-2020
Event date: 23/11/2017
Eighty million people in the EU (one-sixth of the population) have disabilities ranging from mild to severe. These people, who are often prevented by their disability from taking part in society and the economy, have a rate of poverty 70 % higher than the EU average.
The 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities takes place in the Parliament on Wednesday 6 December, bringing together hundreds of activists and delegates from organisations from across Europe, as well as MEPs and representatives of other EU institutions. They discuss issues such as the participation of people with disabilities in political and public life.