Independent Living Survey 2020

Summary report

On 30 June 2020, the European Network on Independent Living launched its first Independent Living Survey, with the aim of collecting general information about access to Independent Living of disabled people across Europe, and detailed information about Personal Assistance schemes or systems.

A total of 143 responses were received, 116 in English, 7 in French and 20 in German. The majority came from disabled people (including PA users) and organisations of persons with disabilities. In the end, responses from 43 countries were included in the analysis. A detailed description of the PA scheme/policy – i.e. the country sheets – is available for 30 countries. A response from the Russian Federation could not be verified, therefore it was not included in the analysis. No responses have been received for Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco and Switzerland.

The responses were analysed in a Summary report, and more detailed information can be found in the Country sheets below. Please note that Country sheets are being added as they are confirmed, with a plan to finalise them until the end of January 2021.

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Country sheets

Albania
Armenia*
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus*
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina*
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece*
Hungary*
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg*
Malta
Moldova*
Montenegro
Netherlands
North Macedonia
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
San Marino*
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Turkey*
Ukraine*
United Kingdom

*Countries for which there is no description of the PA scheme/policy (Section II of the survey)