Today, the European Parliament approved a motion for resolution on the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the COVID-19 crisis. The resolution was drafted by the Parliament’s Petitions Committee, following a petition from Inclusion Europe.
As the current EU Disability Strategy comes to an end, the European Parliament is calling the European Commission for an ambitious post-2020 strategy, in which we can find some Inclusion Europe’s priorities.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 emergency, there have been several cases of national laws being incompatible with the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Therefore, Inclusion Europe submitted a petition to defend their rights as well as those of their families.