Cerebral Palsy in the European Union Association

Why the European Elections matter to persons with CP

Participants from Belgium, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovenia joined Cerebral Palsy Europe’s rich and lively discussion on 8 March 2024 on why the European Parliament elections matter to persons with cerebral palsy.
André Ruivo Félix from European Disability Forum explained how the European Election Disability Pledge will help ensure a strong voice for the disability movement from the start of the new parliamentary term.
Catherine Arnaud, Chair of the Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe project hosted by European Academy of Childhood Disability, showed how scientific research strengthens advocacy for persons with CP.
Laura Coccia shared her personal experience of intersectional discrimination as a girl and woman with CP, as well as her inspiring efforts to overcome it as an athlete, politician and mother.
Matthieu Chatelin and Agnes Kojc presented the “Manifesto for Cerebral Palsy” which demonstrates how legislation, funding or other forms of action by the EU can make a difference to the lives of persons with CP:
👩‍💻 Employment
🏥 Accessible healthcare, physical activity & wellbeing
🏠 Independent living within the
🧑‍🦼 Freedom of movement
👨‍🔬 Scientific research
📟 Accessible communications
🤝 Development cooperation and humanitarian aid
🗳️ Accessible voting & democratic participation
📚 Inclusive education
📲 Assistive technology

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