The European Commission and the European Disability Forum are recognising the European Day of Persons with Disabilities, through promoting awareness of the issues people with disabilities face on a daily basis.
The event will involve policy-makers, government officials, experts and self-advocates, to enable a productive discussion of upcoming projects for improving policies for people with disabilities.
The Conference will enable participants to potentially contribute towards the shaping of the next European Disability Strategy and its implementation.
The event also coincides with the European Year of Cultural Heritage, providing space for discussion on the accessibility of cultural heritage. The Conference will aim to provide answers to the following questions:
- What has been done so far and what does the EU plan for its citizens with disabilities so that its cultural wealth can be enjoyed on an equal basis with other citizens?
- How can we make sure that cultural heritage will be taken into account in the next strategy?
The second day the event (4th December) will include the Access City Award ceremony, which will recognise and celebrate the willingness, ability and efforts of three cities to become more accessible.
For more information on the Conference, please visit the event website.