Eighty million people in the EU have disabilities ranging from mild to severe. These people, who are often prevented by their disability from taking part in society and the economy, have a rate of poverty 70 % higher than the EU average.

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to gather views on the challenges faced by all persons with disabilities in the EU and on the impact of the European Disability Strategy (2010-2020) so far.
For more information on the consultation, on the ec.europa.eu website
To access the online questionnaire, on the ec.europa.eu website
Deadline to submit a response: 18 March 2016.