30 January: Disability Intergroup's Seminar Political Participation and New Year's Reception

30 January 2019

When: 30 January 2018, 5-7pm, Followed by New Years reception

Where: Brussels, European Parliament, Members Restaurant

Hosted by: MEPs Marek Plura, Helga Stevens, Adam Kosa

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Seminar programme

17:00 Opening remarks

  • MEP Ádám KÓSA, Co-president of the Disability Intergroup
  • Ioannis VARDAKASTANIS, EDF President

17.20 The right to vote for persons with disabilities in Europe

Moderator: MEP Helga STEVENS, Co-president of the Disability Intergroup

  • Mr Krzysztof PATER, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Ms Anete ERDMANE, OSCE-ODIHR (tbc)
  • Ms Martha STICKINGS, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
  • Voter of Europe personal story (tbc)

Questions and Answers

18:00 The way forward- promoting equal participation Moderator: MEP Marek PLURA, Vice-president of the Disability Intergroup

  • Mr Stephen Clarke, European Parliament (“This time I’m voting” – European Parliament campaign)
  • EDF’s election campaign
  • Mr. Attila Péteri, National Election Office of Hungary
  • Ms Nora Bednarski, City Councillor, Ixelles, Belgium - testimonial

Questions and Answers

18:00 Closing remarks

MEP Ádám KÓSA, Co-president of the Disability Intergroup

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