Disability - AGE will be part of new EU advisory board

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AGE has been selected to become a member of the Disability Platform, which brings together Member States, experts in the field of disability and organisations representing or providing services persons with disabilities.

The establishment of this advisory board is foreseen in the European Commission’s Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030. Its objective is to facilitate cooperation between the European Commission and the Member States when implementing the Disability Rights Strategy and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The platform should provide a forum for discussing relevant policy developments in the field of disability, including exchange of good practice, and reflecting the diversity of disability.

The group’s tasks shall be to:

  • support the implementation of the Disability Rights Strategy as well as national disability strategies, plans or policies; 
  • facilitate cooperation between the Commission and the Member States for matters relating to the implementation of the UN Convention;
  • assist the Commission in the preparation of policy initiatives or legislative proposals in the field of disability;
  • establish cooperation and coordination between the Commission and the Member States and stakeholders on questions relating to the implementation of Union legislation, programmes and policies in the field of disability.

AGE has been appointed for a period of 5 years and will be represented by AGE Policy Coordinator, Nena Georgantzi (nena.georgantzi@age-platform.eu).
  

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