Media advisory - 007(2009)

Strasbourg, 10.02.2009

High-level European Conference “Women and disabilities: access to training and employment”

Date: 12-13 February 2009

Location: Leon (Spain)

Organised by the Spanish Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers and the Council of Europe Directorate General of Social Cohesion.

Description: The event will focus on two key areas for women with disabilities: training and employment. It will also promote the implementation of the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan 2006-2015. and the recognition and application of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Practical information: The conference is open for the media. The press can schedule interviews with the Council of Europe disability experts on 12 February.

More information: Integration of people with disabilities

Press contact: Ulvi Akhundlu,, tel. +33 (0)3 88 41 26 38, mobile +33 (0)6 61 14 83 16).

Council of Europe Directorate of Communication
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 25 60
Fax:+33 (0)3 88 41 39 11