(04 March 2021) – Today, the European Commission presents a Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for 2021-2030 to ensure their full participation in society.
Persons with disabilities have the right to take part in all areas of life, just like everyone else. Even though the past decades brought progress in access to healthcare, education, employment, recreation activities and participation in political life, many obstacles remain.
The new strategy builds on its predecessor, the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, and contributes to the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights for which an Action Plan will be adopted by the Commission this week, which serves as a compass for employment and social policies in Europe.
The ten-year strategy sets out key initiatives around three main themes: EU rights; Independent living and autonomy; and Non-discrimination and equal opportunities.