A Union of Equality
On June 27 OIFE volunteer Rebecca Tvedt Skarberg represented EURORDIS at the EU Meeting “A Union of Equality: Disability Rights and Strategies”, which was a seminar on examples of how to reach equality by using strategies to realize the rights of persons with disabilities.
In order to highlight and raise awareness of the EU strategy for the rights of persons with disability, as well as other disability strategies from EU Member States and to facilitate the important exchange of knowledge and experiences, the Swedish government organized a seminar on disability policy. The seminar was co-hosted with the European Commision and took back to back to the Disability platform on 27 June 2023, which Rebecca also attended.
More information about the meeting and the programme can be found here. You can watch the recording of the meeting here.
In the EU Disability Platform, Rebecca is a member of a subgroup on Independent Living. Their mandate is to find out how many disabled people who are living in an institution or a group home. Also different interpretations on how the EU countries define “independent living” are being discussed.