Every 3rd of December, the Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated in Europe and worldwide. As every year, on the occasion of this day, the European Commission and EDF organise a two day conference that will take place on 7-8 December 2015. The conference will focus on children and young people with disabilities.
There will be presentations and discussions about the current situation of children with disabilities in Europe, on their access to education and how it contributes to the equal participation of children and young people with disabilities in society. Children with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities will be among the panelists, together with representative organisations (DPOs), government representatives, academics and the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), which will present its report on violence against children with disabilities.