Disability Strategy: EU should do better  

Assessing the results of the European Disability Strategy so far, aimed at equal rights and full participation in society, MEPs say the EU can do better.

In a resolution to be discussed and put to a vote on Thursday, MEPs assess how much progress has been made in achieving the objectives of the Commission’s European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, which focuses on eight priority areas: accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health and external action.


Although the situation for persons with disabilities keeps improving in the EU, many things need to be improved. Thus, Parliament calls for the 112 emergency number to be made fully accessible for people with a disability, for positive discrimination on the job market and for all member states to fully enact all accessibility-related EU legislation.



Quick facts


The report assesses the implementation of the Commission’s European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and lists key actions across the eight priority areas of the strategy: accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health and external action.


The Commission's European Disability Strategy 2010-2020, adopted in 2010, builds on the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), to which the EU is a party.


Procedure: non-legislative resolution

2017/2127(INI)

Debate: Wednesday, 29 November 

Vote: Thursday, 30 November