Published: 15/03/2013 11:20
80 million Europeans live with some form of disability. That’s about 15% of the whole population. Despite the large numbers, some people feel isolated and are left unable to fully enjoy their freedom of movement in the EU like others can.
© shutterstock.com - Yuri Arcurs
All EU citizens have the right to move to another EU country to live, work or study but, if you have a disability, you may find you don’t have the same opportunities in practice.
You may come up against barriers when studying, looking for a job, travelling, purchasing goods and services or simply accessing information.
Freedom of movement
The European Disability Forum has launched a campaign to remove all barriers for people with disabilities. The main goal is to convince others, especially employers and public services, to adapt.
What can you do?