The European Economic and Social Committee’s Public Hearing on Accessibility
Published: 08 April 2016
Everyone has the right to access goods and services.
Accessibility is an important part of the United Nations Convention
Accessibility is about helping everyone
For example, being able to use transport services
The European Commission published rules for
This document explains that everyone has the right
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
A Public Hearing is a meeting where many organisations
It is on 13 April in Brussels, Belgium.
They have invited lots of different people to join.
Inclusion Europe will be present at the event.
What is said at the public hearing will be used by EESC
The European Commission’s proposal for a directive on a European Accessibility Act aims to set common accessibility requirements for particular products and services in order to help people with intellectual disabilities participate fully in society.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is holding a public hearing on the proposal for a directive on 13 April in Brussels, Belgium.
EESC has been preparing their opinion on the Commission's proposal and is gathering civil society organisations, social partners, academics, EU institutions and various other relevant stakeholders for their input.
Inclusion Europe’s Policy Officer, Dr. Magdi Birtha, will present our organisation’s comments on how to improve the European Accessibility Act to make it in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The conclusions of the hearing will directly influence the work of the EESC study group in order to put forward a refined and cultivated opinion.