European disability ministers meet in Riga

As an initiative of the Latvian Presidency of the EU, high level representatives of the 28 governments of the EU Member States and representatives of disabled people’s organisations are meeting in Riga this week to discuss progress on implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) with a focus on young people, education and employment. The opening panel session was addressed by the UN Special Rappporteur (Catalina Devandas Aguilar) and the scientific director of the Academic Network of European Disability experts (Professor Mark Priestley, University of Leeds).