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COFACE-Disability annual meeting 2016

On 21 October 2016, COFACE Disability (consisting of organisations representing families of people with disabilities) held its annual meeting in Brussels led by Chantal Bruno, President of COFACE Disability. The meeting gathered over 15 participants for an update on key legislative and policy developments in the disability field at both European and national level. Participants had a great discussion on planning the future activities of COFACE Disability, such as a stocktaking study on the situation of family carers in about 10 EU countries. The group also decided to review next year the European Charter for Family Carers to better reflect the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities and the policy development that took place since the EU ratified the Convention in 2010.

For more information about COFACE’s work on disability, please contact Magdi Birtha, Policy and Advocacy officer at mbirtha@coface-eu.org

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