Face to Face with Van Rompuy

19 Apr 2010

Van Rompuy and EDF President

 The Disability Pact gets the EU President's attention

The European Disability Forum (EDF) have issued a press release relating to the meeting between the EU President Herman Van Rompuy, EDF President Yannis Vardakastanis and Pierre Gyselinck, the President of the Belgian Disability Forum. 

Van Rompuy stressed: "I understand the necessity of a new approach to disability policies in the EU."

The European Disability Pact is an important tool in improving Europe's disability policies within the Europe 2020 strategy for economic and social development. 

EDF's press release further states that through the Pact the Europe 2020 strategy will "give new impetus to the social inclusion of persons with disabilities, recognizing disability as a cross-cutting issue".

For more information check EDF's website or download the press release.  

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