2003 is the European Year of People with Disabilities. The year’s objective is to drive progress towards achieving equal rights for people with disabilities. We have very high expectations for concrete outcomes of 2003: action at national level to prevent discrimination, new initiatives and new and stronger alliances.
Through this website we hope to create a community which will support the aims of the European Year. And together we can make a difference.
Festivals, debates, partnerships, conferences, protests, parties, lobbying and more…
Thousands of activities and events will happen in 2003 at national and local level. They will be linked through a People’s March. Starting in January 2003 a specially designed European Year bus will travel through cities, towns and villages in the 15 EU Member States. Have a look at the bus route!
Activities to promote the European Year will be decided and organised by the disability community in each country - “Nothing about us without us”.
The European Year will be coordinated in each country by a National Coordinating Body.
The candidate countries for EU accession have been invited to participate in the year by setting up the same structures as the EU member states.
But anyone can Get on Board! Do you have an idea or something to say? Then share it!