Position Papers

Current EBU Position Papers

2022

2021

2020

  • EBU response to the European Commission’s public consultation on the EU strategy on rights of the child (2021-2024), pdf and word format, (December 2020)
  • EBU response to European Commission’s public consultation on the Roadmap for European Disability Rights Strategy 2021-2030, pdf and word format, (October 2020)
  • EBU response to European Commission’s public consultation on the evaluation of Regulation (EC) N° 1107/2006 concerning the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility when travelling by air, pdf and word format (October 2020)
  • EBU Position paper on MEDIA funding to European film industry: Promote Equal Access to Culture for Persons with Visual Impairments in the EU, pdf and word format (September 2020)
  • EBU position paper in response to the Covid19 crisis 'Making the 'new normal' inclusive for all.Some key lessons to be learned from the crisis, the perspective of blind and partially sighted people', pdf and word format (September 2020)
    Also available in Montenegrin (word).
  • EBU response to European Commission’s consultation on the European Democracy Action Plan, pdf and word format (September, 2020)
  • EBU response to European Commission’s Public consultation on the Digital Education action plan (as updated due to COVID-19 crisis), pdf and word format (July, 2020)
  • EBU response to public consultation on evaluation of the European Statistical Programme 2013-2020, pdf and word format (July 2020)
  • EBU feedback on the European Commission’s evaluation of the Postal Services Directive, pdf and word format (March 2020)

2019

  • Accessibility of Lifts: Why the European standard EN 81-70:2018 fails to meet the legal requirements, pdf and word format (February 2019)
  • EBU Statement on the European Elections 2019, (February 2019, word document)
  • European Blind Union response to the European Commission public consultation on the AVAS Pause Function Prohibition, pdf and word format (January 2019)

2018

  • European Blind Union response to the European Commission public consultation on Building Trust in Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM), pdf and word format (November 2018)
  • EBU Response to the European Commission public consultation on integration of long term unemployed into the labour market, pdf and word format (July 2018)
  • EBU Fact Sheet for EAA Trilogue, this fact sheet contextualises EBU's demands for the EAA, so that the Directive’s impact on accessible goods and services enables societal participation of 30 million blind and partially sighted Europeans, pdf version, doc version (April 2018)
  • EBU Position on the EAA Trilogue Negotiations pdf and word format (February 2018)

For older documents, see the archive section