3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities
Following the 1st and the 2nd meeting in 1993 and 2003 accordingly, the 3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD) will take place at an important time for Europeans with disabilities; in 2013, the EU will have to present its 1st report to the United Nations on the progress it has made on the implementation of the rights of its 80 million citizens with disabilities, as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), the first human rights Treaty the EU has ever ratified.
The event was structured similarly to a plenary sitting of the European Parliament by also using the same speaking rules. During the event, delegates from DPOs voted a resolution calling on the European institutions and consultative bodies, the EU member states, the social partners, civil society, and other stakeholders to take appropriate steps towards the implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe.
Image: Participants at the 3rd European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities