Commissioner Diamantopoulou has warned: anti-discrimination legislation for people with disabilities must be implemented to keep the momentum of the European Year of People with Disabilities.
One of the main objectives of the European Year was awareness
raising. A campaign bus travelled across 105 European cities and
events were organised all over Europe. The media and information
campaign that accompanied the European Year resulted in more than
9,000 news articles.
At the same time, 11 EU Member States failed to
keep to the 2 December 2003 transposition deadline for the
directive that aims to ban discrimination on grounds of religion or
belief, disability, age and sexual orientation.