The mission of the Unit for the integration of people with disabilities
is to promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities at EU
It does so
by facilitating the cooperation of the EU Member States in the development
of their disability policies;
by endeavouring to ensure that the disability perspective is taken
into account in the Commission's own internal affairs and in the formulation
of relevant Community legislation, programmes and policies.
by contributing to the raising of awareness levels throughout the
European Union by supporting non-governmental organisations and relevant
activities (incl. the organisation of the European Day of Disabled
Particular areas of special focus include the development of employment policy
for disabled people and harnessing all useful aspects of existing and developing
information and communications technologies to their benefit.