On the initiative of Sophie CLUZEL, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister for Persons with Disabilities, and Nathalie LOISEAU, Minister for European Affairs, ten Ministers and Secretaries of State for persons with disabilities and representatives from all Member States were met the past Mar, 14th, at the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs. This unprecedented meeting was organized in cooperation with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission.

Participants were able to sign a declaration reaffirming their commitment to further support the autonomy of the 80 million people with disabilities across the Union. The signatories reaffirmed their commitment to continue breaking down the barriers that people with disabilities face in their daily lives to enable them to access all their rights, to work, to education, to health and social protection, to participate fully in the life of the city. In addition, they stressed that, in coherence with the European Pillar of Social Rights, the specificities needed to take into account persons with disabilities should be further integrated into the future strategic framework of the European Union.

ASDEU’s results were shown by Manuel Posada, who asked for the implementation of European Strategy for the Autism Spectrum Disorders