Introductory Module

2.5. ITALY

  In Italy, the general situation about disability and accessibility is apparently well covered by the national/regional laws and measures, including the constitutional protection since the 1960s. The legislation on disabilities is various (two fundamental rights: right of equality, right to health). The country has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with […]

2.6. SPAIN

  Spanish regulations cover a variety of issues regarding PwDs, such as education, employment, health care, financial equality, daily social life and accessibility. These regulations guarantee equal opportunities and equal treatment for this group of people.  Current situation Education There is a gap between the educational level of disabled and non-disabled people. Therefore, the education […]

2.4. GREECE

  There has not been a specific national disability strategy or action plan developed in Greece till 2020 (The Greek National Disability Action Plan, 2020), although 10% of the general population has a form of disability. Policies are driven through the National Strategic Framework for Social Inclusion (2014-2020), while the Greek Government regulates the whole […]

2.3. FRANCE

  Law n°75-534 in favour of PwDs sets the French legislative framework for 30 years (screening of disabilities, education, accessibility, etc.) It was renewed in 2002 improving the management of social and medico-social establishments and services. The Act of 11 February 2005 gives a new definition of disability. Since then, mental disability has been recognized. […]

2.2. CYPRUS

  The Law on Persons with Disabilities of 2000 is the most important piece of legislation in Cyprus regarding disabled people’s right. The Republic of Cyprus has ratified and incorporated in its national legislation the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Related Issues (Ratification) Law of 2011. Both, the First Disability […]

2.1. AUSTRIA

  About 30 % of the total population (8.955.102) have at least one disability or limitation: physical, cognitive/mental, social, communicative etc. Among its population there are also disadvantaged children and youth (with migrant background, learning disabilities etc.), as well as people who face discrimination due to their skin color, age, gender or their sexual orientation. […]

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