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LOCAL COMMUNITIES, REFUGEES WITH DISABILITIES & UK REFERENDUM ON EU MEMBERSHIP

EDF Board meeting took place in Amsterdam hosted by our Dutch member, Ieder(in), and supported by the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports. Representatives of organisations of persons with disabilities from all over Europe discussed, among others, the role of municipalities in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), the situation of refugees and migrants with disabilities and the upcoming UK referendum on EU membership.

On the first day, there was a conference entitled “From global to local: Building inclusive local communities with an EU perspective”. Martin Van Rijn, State Secretary of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, talked about the governments' responsibility to promote independent living and full participation of people with disabilities in society on equal terms with others.

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Source: The European Disability Forum
When: 16/3/2016

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