European Year of Persons with Disabilities - 2003
2003 is the European Year of People with Disabilities. In this year people with and without disabilities all over Europe will fight for equal rights for disabled people.
One in ten people has a disability. Persons with disabilities are able and willing to contribute to the economic, political and cultural life of their communities, but still face many barriers, which must be eliminated to ensure that persons with disabilities, their families and communities can participate to their fullest potential in all aspects of life and in society.
(Source: EYPD 2003 and UN Department of Public Information)
Call for proposals for public awareness/education campaigns on mental disability/patient rights (Southeast Europe and Hungary) (31 January 2003)
International and regional treaties on the rights of the disabled:
Selected learning materials