European Disability Strategy

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities introduced the legal recognition of universal legal capacity in its Article 12:

European Disability Strategy

Affirming the rights of people with disabilities in the European Union

European Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The European Disability Strategy should:

  1. Address the importance of the right to make decisions;
  2. Establish clear targets to end segregation;
  3. Address violence against women with intellectual disabilities;
  4. Recognise the role of families in fulfilling rights and providing support to their relatives with disabilities;
  5. Connect to peoples‘ experiences and be easier to understand.

Throughout the strategy, particular attention needs to be paid to:

  • Children with intellectual disabilities and their families;
  • Women with intellectual disabilities;
  • People with complex support needs and their families.

Read our the opinion in full

Specific expectations submitted during consultations in October 2020


European Disability Strategy 2010-2020

Information about the strategy.



European Disability Strategy post 2020

Disability Strategy post 2020