If you are interested in acquiring some legal knowledge, this news from our partner is for you.

The EFC Disability Thematic Network is cooperating with the Academy of European Law (ERA) and the European Disability Forum in the organisation of 6 seminars on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and EU disability law.

The first workshop will take place on 18-19 April 2016 in Trier, Germany. The aim of this seminar is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and legal tools to use the UN CRPD combined with the relevant EU law in their daily practice.
Normally ERA trainings are very high level and have a participation cost, but as this are part of a European Project, they don’t have any registration fee and the Commission will reimburse up to 360 euros for travel and cover for 2 nights’ hotel.

To find the application formulaire and the programm, go to the website of the Academy of European Law by following this link.

Apply before 9 march 2016 !

Key topics

  • The UNCRPD: purpose, general principles (e.g. non-discrimination, reasonable accommodation, accessibility) and rights, formal and substantial relationship with EU law
  • The monitoring role of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the complaints mechanism enshrined in the Optional Protocol
  • Practical in-depth study of key disability rights in their international, European and national context: legal capacity, right to equality & non-discrimination, right to personal mobility, right to access to justice and right to political participation
  • Implementation of the UNCRPD through EU law in fields such as access to services and goods, employment and transport
  • Non-judicial redress mechanisms for violation of disability rights
  • How to use the UNCRPD in European and national litigation.

Who should attend?

Legal practitioners, members of NGOs and equality bodies with a legal background, law academics from an EU Member State and those candidate countries and EEA/EFTA countries which have decided to participate in the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.