Lydia Vlagsma

Policy advisor

European Disability Forum


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Lydia is 28 years old and lives in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. She studies Psychology and Political Science (specializing in International Relations) before starting her work as a disability advocate.

Lydia works at Ieder(in), the Dutch national disability advocacy umbrella organisation, as a policy advisor in the field of vocational learning, higher education and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Additionally, she is an active member of the European Disability Forum's Youth Committee, working on strenghtening the voices of young people with disabilities.

My organisation

European Disability Forum is an umbrella organisation of disability advocacy organisations throughout Europe. Our mission is to ensure the full inclusion in society of persons with disabilities. We were created in 1996 by our member organisations to ensure that decisions at European level concerning persons with disabilities are taken with and by persons with disabilities.

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Inclusive Education

Technical and Vocational Education and TrainingDigital LearningFormal EducationLifelong LearningNon-Formal Education

ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)

Community and Knowledge PlatformSocial MediaTranslation/Conversation Tools

Other Areas of Activity

AccessibilityEmploymentIndependent Living and Political Participation

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Speaker sessions (2)

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

10:00 - 11:00

Opening Ceremony

Format:Live stream
Location: M1
  • English captions | International Sign
  • Audiodescription

Opening Ceremony of the Zero Project Conference 2024

15:00 - 16:30

Zero Project Policymaker Forum: Good Policies from Europe on inclusive education

Format:Live stream
Location: M2
  • Formal education
  • Higher education
  • English captions | International Sign

The Zero Project Policymaker Forum will highlight exemplary public policies from Europe that have led the way in creating more more inclusive and accessible schools, as well as education systems.