Programme

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Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030

- Brussels

PROGRAMME

09:00 - 09:30 | Welcome coffee and registration

09:30 - 09:45 | Opening session

Moderator: Madi Sharma, European Economic and Social Committee

  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, Rapporteur of the opinion on "Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030", European Economic and Social Committee

09:45 - 10:05 | Keynote speakers

  • Mark Priestley, Professor of Disability Policy, Leeds University

10:05 – 12:50 | Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030: the view of EU Institutions

Speakers will be asked to reply to the following questions:

  • What are the main achievements of the current EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020?
  • What lessons can be learned?
  • What could be changed or improved in the next EU Disability Strategy 2020-2030?

Moderator: Pietro Barbieri, European Economic and Social Committee

  • Monica Silvana González, MEP, European Parliament
  • Inmaculada Placencia-Porrero, DG EMPL, Unit for Disability and Inclusion
  • Antero Kiviniemi, Finnish presidency, Council of the EU
  • Jakub Pawlowicz, European Ombudsman
  • Robert Jan Uhl, Fundamental Rights Agency
  • Pierre Gyselinck, European Disability Forum

Open floor discussion with participants

A coffee break will take place mid morning

12:50 – 13:00 | Conclusions

  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, Rapporteur of the opinion on "Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030", European Economic and Social Committee

Interpretation requested from Czech, English, French, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Spanish, Swedish and Polish into Czech, English and Spanish

International sign language interpretation provided

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Twitter: @EESC_SOC

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2019-10-21_Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights_Draft agenda