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“The European – Arab International Cooperation: A common agenda for the UN CRPD”

  • Brussels, Belgium
  • December 14, 2012 |Time: 09:00 a.m. to 15.30
  • Venue: Room VM 3, European Economic and Social Committee, Rue Van Maerlant 2 / B-1040 Brussels
  1. Analysis of the future of disability in the EU external action and the position of the European Union in the future Millennium Development Goals
  2. Analysis of the case in the cooperation between the EU and the Arab countries 

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The European Disability Forum (EDF) and the Arab Organisation of Persons with Disabilities (AOPD), in cooperation with the European Economic and Social Committee take great pleasure in inviting you to participate at the International conference “The European – Arab International Cooperation: A common agenda for the UN CRPD” that will take place in Brussels on 14th December 2012. The event is organised in the context of the SpanishAgency for Cooperation and Development (AECID) funded project called MUSAWA II. 

The conference will gather leaders from the Arab disability movement as well as from the European disability movement, international cooperation organisations, policy makers and international social donors. The conference will explore the position of disability in the current international cooperation policy of the European Union, in the External financing instruments as well as the position that the European Union should have in the future post millennium development framework. The conference will explore as well the case of the cooperation between the European Union and the Arab countries lessons that can be learnt. 

The project MUSAWA II aims at promoting dialogue between European and Arab organisations of persons with disabilities in order to ensure that national policy making and implementation is in compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) The project seeks a better coordinated movement for persons with disabilities, more democratic and inclusive in every country; inclusive for women with disabilities; efficient and performing and; participating in the international movement of persons with disabilities

Should you be interested in participating in the conference please fill in the registration form and send it to the attention of Mr Javier Güemes by December 11, 2012.