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19 Jan, 2024

European Parliament’s position paves the way for ambitious European Disability Card 

The European Parliament’s official position on the proposed Directive for a European Disability Card and a European Parking Card adopted by unanimity in a vote at the Employment and Social Affairs Committee is very appreciated. The position reflects the demands of persons with disabilities. It also means that negotiations between the EU institutions on the final text can now begin, the final phase of the EU decision-making procedure. 

The European Parliament must be congratulated for actively involving organisations of persons with disabilities while drafting it. It is especially needed to welcome: 

  • the demand for the European Disability Card to grant temporary access to allowances, support, and social security when moving for work and study. 
  • the provisions to access support when taking part in EU Mobility Programmes. 
  • the proposal to reduce the time of transposition and implementation of the European Disability Card – the Card must not take too long to become a reality. 

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