|In Belgium, elections will take place on 25 May.
Belgian people will vote for new members of the Belgian Parliament.
The Belgian Parliament decides on laws for all of the country.
There are many candidates who want to be part of the Belgian Parliament.
GRIP is a Belgian organization of persons with disabilities.
Before the elections, GRIP will organize 3 meetings.
The meetings are between politicians and people with disabilities.
In the meetings, people with disabilities can talk about problems
they have with:
If you want to be in one of the meetings, please click this link.
In the run-up to this May’s Belgian elections, the Flemish civil rights organisation of persons with disabilities GRIP is organizing three open debates between candidates, centred on the rights of people with disabilities.
Each event will give the five politicians invited, all coming from different political backgrounds, the chance to express their views and present their programmes on issues such as education, employment, housing or mobility. Registration is free of charge and organizers hope that many people with disabilities and their families will take an active interest and be present at the debates.
Through these sessions, which will take place in Antwerp, Gent and Hasselt beginning with 12 May, GRIP hopes to raise awareness of the right to political participation, held by all Europeans alike, and underline the importance of a full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its provisions.
GRIP, which in English stands for Equal Rights for Each Person with a disability, is a Brussels based non-profit organisation. Part of a global civil rights movement, its task is to achieve equal rights and opportunities for everyone, but primarily for people with a disability.
For more information about event dates and times, as well as registration, please follow this link.