coface-disability-uncrpdThe UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities explicitly acknowledges the critical role played by families for the promotion of human rights and the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. By voluntary will or obligation, families are particularly likely to undertake a caring role and remain the first and most immediate environment where people with disabilities can develop their potential and enjoy a fulfilling life. The concrete realization of the rights of persons with disabilities is strictly interdependent with the quality of life of their family members.

With this publication, COFACE aims to highlight the family dimension of the Convention, contribute to its dissemination, and support the implementation of the European Commission’s European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 as well as the European Parliament’s report on mobility and inclusion of people with disabilities. It also aims at empowering European citizens living with disabilities and their families.

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