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National Action Plan on Disability

The NAP Disability is the federal government’s long-term strategy for the implementation of the UN Convention on Disability Rights.

On 24 July 2012 the National Action Plan on Disability 2012-2020 (NAP Disability) was adopted by the Ministerial Council. In this way, the NAP also supports the objectives and contents of the European disability strategy 2010-2020.

The National Action Plan describes the current situation as perceived by the respective ministerial departments, formulates policy objectives and contains 250 measures – divided up in eight focuses – which are to be realised by 2020.

The Ministry of Social Affairs formulated the measures of the NAP Disability in cooperation with all other ministries as the result of a participative process with civil society – above all with the organisations of people with disabilities – and with the social partners.

The implementation of the NAP is accompanied by a support group in which all of the ministries, provinces and important stakeholder groups participate and which is led by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

A first interim assessment by the Ministry of Social Affairs for the years 2012-2015 of the NAP Disability showed that of the 250 measures more than half had already been realised.

The NAP 2012-2020 is available from the downloads area of the Brochure Service as a PDF in German and English as well as in an easy-read version.

It is planned to commission an academic evaluation of the NAP Disability, which is coming to an end in 2020, and to then continue the NAP from 2021-2030. In this way, Austria wishes to consolidate the human rights of people with disabilities which are guaranteed by the UN Disability Rights Convention. The NAP Disability 2021-2030 is to be drawn up within a broadly-based participative process with the involvement of the provinces.

approved date: 21 November 2019