The strong voice for persons with disabilities in Europe
The European Disability Forum (EDF) is an independent European non-governmental organization (Engø) that represents the interests of 65 million disabled people in the European Union and stands for their rights.
EDF is the only European platform for the Disabled, run by the disabled or families with disabled unable to represent themselves.
EDF's mission is to promote equal opportunities for disabled people and to protect their human rights, and ensure that no decisions about disabled people are taken without disabilities.
EDF was created in 1996 by its member organizations to defend matters of common concern to all disability groups, and to be an independent and strong voice for disabled citizens to EU institutions and other European authorities.
Since that date the European Disability Forum has played a key role in ensuring that all relevant EU policies and measures that take into account disabled.
EDF has no political or religious affiliation, it does not represent any particular interest or countries, and it is not a European institution or body.
It is a democratic European platform which believes that a society where disabled people are fully included, is a better society for all.