26 Sep 2018
Picture ‘Aicha and Friends’, taken by Marta Moreiras, winner of the #EDDW17 photo competition

Together for Inclusion | Leave No One Behind
December 3-10, 2018


For the 3rd time, IDDC will organise the European Disability and Development Week, starting with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) and concluding a week later on Human Rights Day (December 10th).

#EDDW18 has 3 objectives

  • Showcase the breadth and variety of disability inclusion in international development
  • Encourage solidarity and participation across Europe for disability inclusion
  • Strengthen interaction between decision makers and representatives of persons with disabilities.

For the week to be a success we need your participation!

Very simple! If you are planning to organise any event (e.g. conference, publication launch, campaign, film, party or project presentation) anywhere in Europe between December 3 and 10, in line with our theme “Together for Inclusion, Leave No One Behind”, then you could link it to #EDDW18.

In return, you’ll get a broader visibility and audience, as we’ll all commit to supporting each other.


Few practical details:

  • New this year: a website will be set up and ease the communication of all events!
  • Events can be organised by IDDC members and any other organisations partnering with an IDDC member.
  • An art contest will be organised like in previous years.
  • All organisers will be required to register their event online so that we can early on identify possible overlap and develop a coherent programme.
  • In Brussels, free conference rooms in Mundo J have been pre-booked between 3-6 December.
  • IDDC does not provide any funding to organise events.


More information coming soon!

In the meantime, contact: b.bouniol@hi.org  or stay updated via the IDDC website https://iddcconsortium.net/events/european-disability-development-week-2018