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Commissioner Hahn receives Mr Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum

21/05/2012

On 15 May, Commissioner for Regional Policy Johannes Hahn received Mr Yannis Vardakastanis, President of the European Disability Forum, to discuss issues from the Commission proposal for Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and its impact on disabled persons. Commissioner Hahn stressed that in future programmes more will be done for disabled Europeans. He stated clearly that the UN convention on the rights of Persons must play a role in conditions to be met before programmes can be used.