The Council adopted conclusions on the new European disability strategy 2010-202.

The strategy provides a framework for action at European level and suggests actions at national level to address the diverse situations faced by women, men and children with disabilities.

Its aim is to empower persons with disabilities so that they can enjoy their full rights and fully participate in society and in the European economy.

The strategy identifies eight main areas for action: accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health, and external action.