Presentation of the book on The family dimension of the UN Convention

Presentation of the book on The family dimension of the UN Convention

On the occasion of the International Day of Families COFACE will present together with Ádám Kósa (MEP, Chair of the Disability Intergroup) the new COFACE publication, The family dimension of the United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities at the European Parliament in Brussels on 15 May 2012, from 16:00 to 17:30.


Background information

With this publication, COFACE aims to highlight the family dimension of the Convention, contribute to its dissemination, support the implementation of the European Commission’s European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 as well as the European Parliament’s report on mobility and inclusion of people with disabilities drafted by Ádám KÓSA MEP. It also aims at empowering European citizens living with disabilities and their families.

May 15, the International Day of Families is devoted to mark the relevance that the international community places on family issues as a fundamental unit of our society, as well as to highlight concerns about their situation in many parts of the world.

This day provides also an opportunity to reflect on the work started in 1994 and to celebrate the importance of families, people and societies around the world.

COFACE is delighted to invite you to attend this conference which builds on the experience of COFACE’s Disability Working Group as well as the European Parliament Disability Intergroup, discussing and debating the UN CRPD and its family dimension.

Please feel free to disseminate this information within your membership and contact details!

Registration is free and will be open until 7th of May. To obtain more information and register for this event, please visit:

For further inquiry, please contact:

We look forward welcoming you in Brussels for a fruitful debate!


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