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The Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED) aims to maintain a pan-European academic network in the disability field by engaging the expertise of existing networks, disability re-search centres and individual experts in Europe, and external advisors in partnership with European organisations representing disabled people and older people.

The Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED), established following a tender procedure in December 2007, and is funded by the European Commission.

The philosophy and aims focus on research that supports implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)1 and the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 towards the goal of full participation and equal opportunities for all disabled people.

The work programme for 2012 builds on the results of the previous 4 years of the Network’s existence, by carrying out the following tasks, and linking to the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020:

  • Task 1: Network management
  • Task 2: Collecting and analysing data (mapping tool)
  • Task 3: Legal framework and instruments
  • Task 4: Accessibility
  • Task 5: National strategies and social policies
  • Task 6: Comparative data and indicators

The objectives of Task 6 are:

  • To access and prepare the required datasets for analysis (EU-SILC, LFS, EHIS, EQLS, etc.);
  • To provide comparative data against a selection of quantitative indicators;
  • To publish the selected indicators on the ANED website.

The present report is part of Task 6 and aims to elaborate comparative data and indicators.