The European Commission (EC) is working on a proposal for an EU Disability Card, to make it easier for people with disabilities to access some services while travelling within the EU.
There is currently no mutual recognition of disability status between the EU Member States. This can cause difficulties for persons with disabilities travelling in the EU. The European Commission worked with persons with disabilities and their advocates to test the European Disability Card. Eight countries already use the European Disability Card, a voluntary system of mutual recognition of disability status and some associated benefits. The card ensures equal access to benefits across borders for persons with disabilities, mainly in culture, leisure, sport and transport.
Based on this good experience, by the end of 2023, the European Commission will propose a European Disability Card that would apply to all EU countries.
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