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Workshop ‘Political and electoral rights of non-citizen residents in Latvia-Estonia’

PETI
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Political and electoral rights of non-citizen residents © EP

The workshop presented an analysis on political and electoral rights of non-citizen residents in Latvia and Estonia on the basis of petition 747/2016. This petition, which collected about 20.000 signatures, concerns the situation of non-citizen residents in Latvia and Estonia who are not entitled to vote in the European and national parliamentary elections. The workshop described the background of the Latvian and the Estonian citizenship situation giving an historical and legal perspective.


Workshop on the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

PETI
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PETI plays an important role in the EU framework for the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Forming part of the 2017 PETI research programme, the upcoming workshop consisted of two panel sessions and the presentation of a new study on inclusive education. The first session focused on developments relating to the UNCRPD and the EU context, while the second session addressed legal and social protection for persons with disabilities.


Workshop on the rights of persons with disabilities

PETI
JAN 6Q2
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workshop on disabilities © EP

The Committee on Petitions constantly receives petitions alleging violations of the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities. On 9 November 2016, Directorate General for Internal Policies Policy Department C: Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs Legal Affairs organized a Workshop on the rights of persons with disabilities, as illustrated in petitions.

Several studies were presented during the workshop, focusing on the protection role of the Committee on Petitions in the context of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty, as well as the use of European Structural and Investment Funds for persons with disabilities.

The workshop was followed by discussions of concrete petitions in the field of disabilities, as part of the regular committee agenda.


The impact of the economic crisis on access to health and medicines from the perspective of petitions received

PETI
Room PHS 4B001
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The workshop organised by the Policy Department examined citizens' concerns related to the access to healthcare and medicines during economic crisis. Experts from academia and practioners in the field made presentations on different aspects of problems caused by the budget cuts in the healthcare industry in the EU Member States and worrying situation with the access to healthcare for people living in the EU.