The aim of the Work Forum is to bring together representatives of the structures for governance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), namely Focal Points, Coordination Mechanisms and Monitoring Mechanisms across the Member States of the European Union (EU) as well as the EU, along with key actors from the civil society and representative organisations of persons with disabilities.
Organised by the European Commission since 2010, the Work Forum is a great opportunity to share experiences in order to find solutions to similar questions that Member States and the EU face in the implementation of the UNCRPD. It aims also at creating a coherent and coordinated approach that involves mutual learning and the exchange of good practices.
This year, the Work Forum will continue to deal with issues related to the implementation, promotion, protection and monitoring of the UN CRPD, focusing on the following sub-themes:
 See http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=13&pid=150 last accessed 26th August 2013
Please note that the application form must be completed preferably in English, but French will be accepted. Fields followed by * are mandatory.
The conference will take place at the Albert Borschette Conference Center, room 0A (36 rue Froissart, Brussels).
European Commission (Directorate General for Justice )