Programme

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Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030

Room JDE 62, Jacques Delors Building, Rue Belliard 99, 1040- Brussels

PROGRAMME

08:30 - 09:00 | Welcome coffee and registration

09:00 - 09:30 | Opening session

Moderator: Marie Zvolská, Study Group on "Disability Rights", European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

  • Isabel Caño Aguilar, Vice president for Communication, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC),
  • Commissioner Helena Dalli (video message)
  • Marija Pletikosa, Croatian State Secretary for Demography, Family, Youth and Social Policy
  • Ana Lucia Arellano, International Disability Alliance (IDA)

09:30 - 11:00 | Why we need an EU Disability Strategy and what measures should be included in the EU Strategy 2020-2030?

Moderator:Gunta Anča, Study Group on "Disability Rights", European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, Rapporteur of the opinion on "Shaping the EU agenda for disability rights 2020-2030", European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Mark Priestley, Professor of Disability Policy, Leeds University
  • Jakub Pawlowicz, European Ombudsman
  • Stefan Tromel, ILO Global Business and Disability Network

11:00 – 11:30 | Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 | Inclusion: Employment, education, social exclusion, poverty

Moderator: Catherine Naughton, European Disability Forum (EDF)

  • Emmanuelle Grange, DG Employment
  • Rosa Estarás Ferragut, MEP (video message)
  • Lucie Susova, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Leo Williams, European Anti Poverty Network (EAPN)
  • Hatiye Garip, European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)

13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch break

14:30 – 15:45 | Freedom of movement

Moderator: Catherine Naughton, European Disability Forum (EDF)

  • David Capozzi, United States Access Board
  • Andras Mogyoro, DG MOVE, Social Aspects, Passenger Rights & Equal Opportunities, European Commission (EC)
  • Emmanuelle Grange, DG EMPL, Disability and Inclusion, European Commission (EC)

Open floor discussion with participants

15:45 – 16:00 | Coffee break

16:00 – 17:45 | The EU Strategy in the world

Moderator: Catherine Naughton, European Disability Forum (EDF)

  • Henriette Geiger, DG DEVCO People and Peace, European Commission (EC)
  • Vladimir Cuk, International Disability Alliance (IDA)
  • Ivar Evensmo, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

17:45 – 18:00 | Conclusions

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

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

International sign language interpretation provided

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