We are people with a vision for a more just world working for organisations that address poverty, inequality and social exclusion, together with local groups and churches across the world. We are a network unified by our concern for relief and development with European and Christian identities in common.

The network provides a space where we can partner to support each other in meeting our respective visions, and to lend a collective Christian voice to issues relating to social, economic and environment justice.

After 19 years, we count many successes but we recognise the numerous challenges still faced by those who are the poorest and most marginalised in the world – and so our work together continues.

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Stereotypes, attitudes and behaviours
Through our members, to sensitise partners, faith leaders and other organisations to see where the intersection between faith and disabilities has a positive or negative force in community attitudes and behaviours towards people with disabilities.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
To promote dialogue, information sharing and internal/external advocacy in line with our 2018-2020 strategic framework.       

Policy, legislation and its implementation
As a network to work with and through IDDC to lobby for a European Union policy framework which is inclusive of persons with disabilities and coherent across different policy areas in external action in line with UN CRPD and 2030 Agenda commitments. We are influencing the negotiations for the UN Global Compact on Migration from an inclusion perspective, and we will continue to do so with regards to its implementation.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan 
Implementation in conjunction with the IDDC EU Task Group and the IDDC strategic framework.

Theme: Eliminate Stigma and Discrimination
Year: 2018

Capacity building: teachers and staff
To share learning and good practice within EU-CORD and in co-operation with inclusive education sector experts to promote disability inclusion in teacher training curricula.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: EU-CORD strategic implementation 2018-2020 and workplans.

Theme: Inclusive Education
Year: 2018

Access to decent work
EU-CORD will advocate with policy-makers at different levels, especially with the European Union for just economic policies that take social and environmental considerations fully into account. We will monitor and signal how these policies work out, for the better or the worse, for marginalised people. We will contribute to policy making processes with constructive ideas about how to improve economic policy and practice to the benefit of all.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Implemented in the realisation of our Advocacy Vision and in cooperation with CONCORD.

Theme: Routes to Economic Empowerment
Year: 2018

To promote initiatives technologies and innovations which assist the participation of persons with disabilities in the family, community and economic life.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Implementation in the realisation of our Advocacy Vision and EU-CORD strategic implementation 2018-2020.

Theme: Harnessing Technology and Innovation
Year: 2018

Commit to use the Washington Group questions
EU-CORD will support the work of IDDC, advocating for the use of the Washington Group questions and to share learning on how these can be adopted internally in the network.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Implementation in conjunction with IDDC.

Theme: Data Disaggregation
Year: 2018

To work with networks and alliances to ensure that intersectionality on gender and disability is better integrated in civil society positions, especially in relation to European Union development and humanitarian policy and practice.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: In line with EU-CORD’s advocacy vision, IDDC and CONCORD working groups.

Theme: Women and Girls with Disabilities
Year: 2018

EU-CORD is a signatory to the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action and will share good practice, learning and advocacy for more inclusive humanitarian aid with networks and alliances. We are also giving input into the European Commission’s new disability-inclusive measures for humanitarian action.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan: Through the IDDC EU Task Group and the Humanitarian Task Group. 

Theme: Conflict and Humanitarian Contexts
Year: 2018