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…

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OIFE supports manifesto of inclusive future

The European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities (EPPD) was a one-day event on May 23, 2023 that reunited over 600 disability advocates, policymakers and other stakeholders. It was hosted at the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels. The theme of the 5th edition was “Building an inclusive future for persons with disabilities in the…


Rick Brink – Minister with OI

Since 2019, the Netherlands has an unofficial Minister of Disability Affairs. Rick Brink who has OI and is using an electric wheelchair, won this appointment during the broadcast of the television programme ‘De minister van Gehandicaptenzaken’ (The Minister of Disability Affairs). Brink was elected by a jury, including former cyclist Leontien van Moorsel, cabaret artist…

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