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European Disability Strategy 2020-2030

Event date: 31/03/2020

European Disability Strategy 2020-2030

​​​​​​​In 2017, the Parliament adopted a Report calling for a new EU disability strategy 2020-2030. The report also contains various health-related recommendations, such as including a disability component in the transposition of the Cross-Border Healthcare Directive, increasing focus on mental health, ensuring accessibility of healthcare services, and pointing to the opportunities from the digital health agenda.

By 2020, one-fifth of the EU population is expected to have some form of disability. The EU and its Member States are committed to improving social and economic situation of disabled people building on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and on the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. The European Union and all its Member States are party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). This important treaty entered into force for the EU on January 2011 and has guided the content of the European disability strategy 2010-2020.



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During the meeting of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), Members vote on the EU disability strategy post 2020

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During the plenary session (16-19 December 2019) in Strasbourg, MEPs debate on the EU disability strategy post 2020.

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