European Commission

Comparative Data on Persons with Disabilities

To ensure equal opportunities also means removing economic and social barriers for people with disabilities. Thus, in 2021 the European Commission has published a report about “European comparative data on Europe 2020 and persons with disabilities”. This report is part of the European Disability Expertise (EDE) contract, which started in 2020. The aim of EDE is to collect, analyse and provide independent data, information and analysis about the situation of persons with disabilities. For this, the report is relying on “high quality” statistical data (p. 11). SHARE data is used to assess change in mental health in 2020, compared to before the pandemic.