Update: the modified draft Council Conclusions the EPSCO Council is invited to adopt on 10 December 2019 are now available.
FRA took part in the annual conference marking European Day of Persons with Disabilities, organised by the European Commission and the European Disability Forum.
European Day of Persons with Disabilities is a time to remind ourselves of the urgent need to live up to our commitments to achieve equality for all. This is especially pressing since the European Disability Strategy will end in 2020.
By November 2019, almost 1,200 jurisdictions and local governments in 23 countries had declared a state of climate emergency. Almost 10,000 have already adopted carbon emission reduction targets, many of which linked to renewable energy, notes the newly released report.
In 2018, about 25% of the EU population aged 16 and over reported either some or severe long-standing limitations in their everyday activities due to health problems. Looking at this in more detail, 18% reported some long-standing limitations, while 7% reported severe long-standing limitations.
According to a new Eurobarometer survey, over two thirds of Europeans think that the European Union should propose additional measures to improve air quality. Of the more than 27,000 citizens interviewed in all EU Member States, more than half of respondents think that households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to promote good air quality.
Update: the Council Conclusions have been published in the Official Journal.
An EU-funded project is taking an innovative multi-disciplinary approach to improving our understanding of food choices. Knowledge gained will help policy-makers to ‘nudge’ people into eating more healthily, so reducing the incidence of food-intake disorders.