Comments for EESC Plenary Debate

Comments for EESC Plenary Debate A resilient EU and the role of civil society on the EU recovery. During the plenary of the European Economic and Social Committee on the 18th to 19th of May, one of the debates was with Valdis Dombrovskis, the executive vice-president of the EU Commission. The debate was on achieving […]

Campaigning in New York

On May 11th to 16th Sif Holst visited New York in order to further her candidacy to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, CRPD, and to talk about her vision as a candidate.

The value of diversity

We are taught that the ideal is to be flawless, to have a perfect life, the perfect body, and the perfect mind. And when we are less than flawless, we should fight to improve ourselves or try to hide our flaws. But what will happen if we change the story, if we begin celebrating our […]

CRPD

The Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities

Leaving No One Behind – Development Assistance for all

On Friday the 29th of April the Danish Minister for Development Assistance Flemming Møller Mortensen visited the House of Disabled People’s Organisations for a talk about people with disabilities and development work; about the disability organizations development work and the potential in creating partnerships with a focus on disability.

Inclusion of persons with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities and their families face discrimination, they are impacted on their rights and their life. The Danish organization for persons with intellectual disabilities, LEV, and the Nordic sister organizations in Inclusion Nordic recently held a 3-day meeting, exchanging knowledge and experience on creating change for persons for intellectual disabilities.

Disability and The EU

Disability and The EU In May of this year, I participated in a meeting arranged by the Danish youth Organization European Youth. The purpose of the meeting was in the context of the EU becoming increasingly a social union to examine different measures taken pertaining to disability rights within the framework of the European Union. […]

Days of joy and despair

Before Easter I shared the following story with The Ehlers-Danlos Society. It’s my story of living with a rare disability.

EESC – Thematic Study Group on Disability rights

EESC – Thematic Study Group on Disability rights When you are young and have a disability, your path can be filled with barriers. That is the focus of today’s Remote Public Hearing on Employment of young people with disabilities arranged by the European Economic and Social Committee Thematic Study Group on Disability Rights of which I am […]

Chair of the Danish Knowledge Centre on Disability

Last week I had the honor of taking over as chair of the Danish Knowledge Centre on Disability. The Danish Knowledge Center on Disability works to ensure that people with disabilities have better opportunities to live an active life and experience full participation in society.