Brussels, 16 May 2022: Election-Watch.EU (wahlbeobachtung.org), together with the civil society organisation European Disability Forum (EDF) conducted a comparative study about persons with disabilities’ suffrage and accessibility rights in European elections. During an online event on 16 May the main results of this study were presented to more than 200 registered participants. The President of the European Parliament, the Rapporteur on electoral reforms of the European Parliament, as well as representatives of EDF, Election-Watch.EU, and other civil society organisations and academics addressed the political rights of persons with disabilities. The insightful study especially highlights good practices and recent achievements, as well as short comings pointing to where further reforms at EU and EU Member State level are still needed ahead of the 2024 European Parliament elections.
The full report can be accessed through this LINK. An easy-to-read versions can be accessed through this LINK.
Election-Watch.EU would especially like to thank all the associated experts who contributed to this comparative study and report at EU Member State level:
The event was live streamed on Facebook and will be made available shortly on the EDF Youtube Channel.
Moderation by Catherine Naughton, EDF Director
accessibility of elections, accessibility rights, comparative study, EU comparative study, persons with disabilities, pwd, suffrage rights