|Codes | Regulations | Atelier | Agenda | Social programming | Web and accessibility | Useful links | Customer relationships | Email us | Search | Wired broadcasting 5th channel | Televideo|
2003: The European year of People with Disabilities
On December 3rd 2001 the Ministers for Labour and Social Affairs of the European Union unanimously adopted the European Commission's proposal to declare 2003 "The European Year of the People with Disabilities". According to Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum (EDF, the European network of the NGO involved in the disability field and ad hoc National Councils) "The European Year will be a unique opportunity to promote the disability agenda within the European Union" against stereotypes and prejudice.
The budget of 12 million euro, provided for initiatives during the year, will fund events, meetings, sensitisation activities and research.
There are six main objectives of The European Year of the People with Disabilities:
The European Year of People with Disabilities official site
European Disability Forum
European policies concerning disability issues
European Day of Disabled People
Esf - European social fund
Ministry of Welfare