On the eve of the launch of the European Year on Active Ageing and solidarity between Generations, the EY2012 Coalition presents its joint Manifesto and Road Map and urges all relevant actors at local, national and European level to seize the momentum of the European Year 2012 to commit to creating an age-friendly European Union that will allow everyone to live, learn, work and age with dignity.


On 12th of January, a French court found the British low-cost airline Easyjet guilty of discriminating against three disabled passengers in 2008 and 2009. The French organisation representing people with disabilities Association des Paralysés de France (APF) and the European Disability Forum (EDF) as well as the French National Disability Council (CFHE) welcome this important decision taken by a French court and based on the EU regulation.

Season's greetings

May Peace and Happiness be with you at this holy Christmas season and always.

FIMITIC is thanking you for the cooperation in the interest of persons with physical disability.

Best wishes for the New Year 2012!

Good example from the Czech Republic: Alternative Report for the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The report contains the views of a wide platform of DPOs, NGOs representing persons with disabilities and other organisations or individuals working with people with disabilities. This report covers the main areas of life of people with disabilities that are affected by legislation or practices that violate the respective articles of the Convention. Some crucial recommendations for the Czech Republic that emerge from the report are:

Brief Report on Activities Developed by AHNR 2009 - 2011

The National Association for Persons with Neuromotor Disabilities from Romania, AHNR – Asociatia Handicapatilor Neuromotori din Romania, developed its activities both at the national and local level.

Predif - FIMITIC International conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

An international conference with the title "The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Implementation and Development" was held in Madrid on 20-21 October 2011. The Conference took place on the premises of the Foundation for People with Spinal Cord Injury (Aspaym Madrid). This two-day program was organized by Predif (National Representative Platform of Physically Disabled Persons) and FIMITIC. There were several people present from15 countries.

FIMITIC Delegates' Conference in Madrid on 20 October 2011

FIMITIC Delegates' Conference was held in Madrid on 20 October. The day was very busy with full of events. It started with a short Board meeting to the Board members then the Delegates' conference was held until one o' clock and after that the International conference on the UN convention began.



6th December 2011 - Today, the first State of the Union on Disability was organised in Brussels. This historic meeting hosted by President José Manuel Barroso gathered Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, Herman Van Rompuy President of the European Council, and Yannis Vardakastanis President of the European Disability Forum: the representative organisation of disabled people in Europe. Together, they discussed how to improve the lives of 80 million Europeans with disabilities and to guaranty their rights and freedom of movement.

Salzburg wins EU award for disabled-friendly cities


Brussels, 1 December 2011 – The Austrian city Salzburg today won the Access City award 2012, the European prize for making cities more accessible to people with disabilities. The annual honour aims to award efforts to improve accessibility in the urban environment and to foster equal participation of people with disabilities. The European Commission commended Salzburg's long-standing commitment, coherent approach and excellent results in improving accessibility, achieved with the direct participation of people with disabilities.

FIMITIC Delegates' Conference 2011 - Live streaming

Live streaming will be available here on 20th October from 4pm CEST.

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