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Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e. V.

Country reports with a difference

European elections 2024


The lack of equality for people with disabilities is still omnipresent in the European Union. For the 2019 European elections, a report by the European Economic and Social Committee showed that around 800,000 EU citizens from 16 member states were excluded from the right to vote in European elections due to national regulations because of their disabilities or mental illness. The European elections in June 2024 brought the issue back to the fore, as it is also about a lack of political participation. Here you will find a brief assessment by our KAS colleagues who have looked at the current conditions in their countries of assignment.

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Around 800,000 people with disabilities in 16 EU countries were excluded from the right to vote in the 2019 European elections. The lack of equality will remain an important issue in 2024.

The full-length publication is only available in german.

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Barbara Bergmann

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Desk Officer for Inclusion Issues in European and International Cooperation +49 30 26996-3528 +49 30 26996-53528


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