European Economic and Social Committee hearing on ESIF and people with disabilities_13th December 2017

The EESC Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights organised a public hearing

“Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations”.

The aim of the event was to look into the use of the European Structural and Investment Funds to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.

In the first part achievements so far were analysed, with a focus on the anti-discrimination and partnership principle, while in the second part good practices were discussed and presented by organisations representing disabled persons.

Irina Papancheva, EU Advocacy Manager of Lumos, Brussels presented the findings and recommendations of the Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch Report “Opening up communities, closing down institutions: Harnessing the European Structural and Investment Funds“.

EESC event webpage including programme – available here

Date and location: 13th December 2017 at the EESC, room VMA3 – Rue van Maerlant 2, Brussels, Belgium.

The hearing was live tweeted, have a look @EESC_SOC

#EUDisability #EESC #UNCRPD

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