By European Disability Forum
European leaders came together at the high-level European Regional Disability Summit on international cooperation for the first time. The event took place on 8th February 2022 under the auspices of the Global Disability Summit.
The event welcomed 20 high-level speakers and had three excellent moderators—stakeholders from the European Union, United Nations, organisations of persons with disabilities and others. The Summit discussed how international cooperation in the broader European region must become inclusive of all persons with disabilities, focusing on health, education, employment, humanitarian situation and civil society strengthening, including women’s rights. The virtual event was a success counting 1008 registrations and 637 participants from all over the world.
In advance of the Summit, the European Disability Forum and International Disability Alliance organised a series of consultation meetings with organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs/ DPOs) from Europe and Central Asia to inform and increase their involvement in the Summit.
Based on the consultations and discussions at the Summit, an outcome document on international cooperation proposing a way forward to advance the rights of all persons with disabilities within the European region was elaborated.
You can find the outcome document in Russian and other resources here.
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