The European Commission’s 2021-2030 Disability Strategy was presented 3 March 2021. It outlined many key activities that the European Commission aims at implementing during the next decade to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities in the European Union. Likewise, it positioned both NHRIs and Equality Bodies as key partners for the achievement of its objectives.
Equality Bodies and NHRIs are key partners to ensure the effective implementation of the Strategy, both of its individual proposals and of the Strategy as a whole.
This joint webinar, which took place on 29 April, follows the Equinet Summary of the Disability Strategy, published 5 March, capturing the main initiatives of the strategy from the point of view of equality bodies and elaborates on the role of equality bodies in drafting the strategy in their actions to support and translate the Strategy to Equinet’s membership. It aimed at dissecting the Strategy to our members and offer space to discuss the role both NHRIs and Equality Bodies can have to ensure an effective application, where appropriate, of the Strategy at the national level (as far as their mandates allow).
For any information relating to this event, please contact Jone Elizondo-Urrestarazu, Legal and Policy Officer (firstname.lastname@example.org).