More than seventy years have passed
since the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and
still, some people cannot enjoy their right to vote.
How is the disability movement addressing the European elections? Many common points exist between persons with disabilities and older persons: older persons are more likely to have a disability and issues of legal capacity, accessibility and access to information are important to many older people. Inclusion Europe is an organisation who fights for the rights and the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. We present their manifesto for the 2019 elections.
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Marek Plura, Polish Member of the European Parliament for the Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska/EPP) in Poland, supported the AGE manifesto and has spoken up on the importance of accessible environments also for older people in a recent interview with Parliament Magazine, a specialised EU media outlet.
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AGE joined a coalition of NGOs to call upon EU decision-makers to uphold the issues of equality between women and men, accessibility for persons with disabilities and non-discrimination in the proposal for the Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027 and in the Funds specific regulations.
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