Action plan 2006-2015
The Council of Europe Disability Action Plan 2006-2015 was adopted by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on 5 April 2006. It is addressed to the governments of all member states.
The fundamental goal of the Action Plan is to help member states reinforce anti-discriminatory and human rights measures to enhance equal opportunities and independence of people with disabilities and guarantee their freedom of choice, full citizenship, active participation in the life of the community and improve their quality of life.
The Plan provides a flexible framework for political decision-makers that can and should be adapted to and by every country, taking account of its specific conditions, in order to produce a tailor-made roadmap for innovative disability legislation, policy and practice. The Action Plan is meant to meet the needs of every person with a disability, without exception and regardless of the age, origin, nature or severity of the disability.