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Joint Response to the EU Disability Strategy 2021-2030

The European Commission has recently released the new EU Disability Rights Strategy for the period 2021 to 2030. This follows up to the previous ten-year Strategy that was launched in 2010.

In light of the recently published document, the EEG (European Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community-based Care) has written a Response to the EU Disability Rights Strategy 2021-2030 highlighting what the new Strategy brings in relation to deinstitutionalisation, as well as some reflections and recommendations.

The new Disability Strategy proposes several actions that are connected to deinstitutionalisation, such as:

  • issuing guidance recommending improvements for Member States on independent living and inclusion in the community,
  • presenting a framework for Social Services of Excellence for persons with disabilities,
  • conducting a study on social protection and services for persons with disabilities,
  • issuing a toolkit for inclusion in early childhood education and care.

For each of these actions, the EEG has drafted recommendations to both the European Commission and Member States to consider in their implementation of the Strategy.

The full version of the EEG’s Response to the EU Disability Rights Strategy 2021-2030 with all EEG’s recommendations is available here.

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