The European Disability Forum (EDF) is pleased to invite you to follow the launch of its 6th edition of the Human Rights Report focused on the rights of persons with disabilities to vote and to stand as candidate in the EU elections. The report explores and compares the legal and practical barriers that prevent persons with disabilities from exercising the same political rights as other EU citizens.
In this event we will:
• Present up-to-date information on the legal and practical barriers to voting and standing as a candidate in the European Parliament elections.
• Examine the different measures put in place to ensure equal access and opportunities in the European Parliament elections, with a focus on accessibility, alternative ways of voting, the secrecy of vote and free choice of assistance to vote.
• Highlight specific cases that have brought about substantial change to the democratic rights of persons with disabilities.
This event will provide International sign interpretation and real-time captioning in English.