European Elections 2019

The last European Parliament elections took place in May 2019. We worked actively towards accessible campaigns inclusive of persons with disabilities by providing guidance to political parties.

You can learn more about our activites below.

EDF Manifesto

Delegates to the 4th European Parliament of Persons with Disabilities adopted a Manifesto with the key demands of the European Disability Movement for the election campaign:

  • Fully accessible and inclusive European elections
  • A comprehensive European Disability Strategy 2020-2030
  • EU Funding to secure equal opportunities and non-discrimination
  • A European Pillar of Social Rights which improves the living conditions of persons with disabilities and their families
  • An accessible Europe
  • A Europe of Human Rights

Read the full manifesto

Older woman in wheelchair facing stairs leading to a voting station

European Elections for All petition

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Plenary of the European Parliament during the session with persons with disabilities

Pledge of commitment by candidates to sign the text "EU for Disability Rights" if elected

Two men working on real time captioning devices during an event. Screen with real time captions in the background.

Accessible Campaigns for Elections manual

Good practice hub: Read studies, examples and reports on political participation from persons with disabilities on our good practices hub

Three photos of persons with disabilities: man in wheelchair, blind woman, woman behind desk

Read testimonies of persons with disabilities on their voting experience

EU disability card

Read 10 ten reasons to vote at the 2019 European Parliament elections


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