Dana talks about her son Paulius, who has an intellectual disability. He inspired her to work with a group of people who support families like hers.
Dana Migaliova's son has an intellectual disability. During the Soviet period he had to be hidden away. Dana wanted to give him a normal family life and, in fighting for this, Viltis was born. Her tireless work for this Lithuanian NGO makes her our 7th #Europeanhero.
Blind soccer player goes for gold with Argentine team
Traffic enforcement doesn't sound that heroic, but Ireland's Sgt Peter Woods proves that, by enforcing the law, and with a touch of humour, traffic policemen can transform lives. Our third #Europeanhero is a Garda in the DMR Traffic Division.
Alex Bobes runs a free taxi service in Romania. He says he wants to set an example to show that even with a full time job, and a family, everyone can offer something to their communities.
An architect and a designer: Two young boys from Turin are united by the same destiny, and by the same unwavering desire to not give up.
An innovative dance company in Spain uses Flamenco to help the disabled rediscover their self-belief.
A disabled woman in Iran has designed her own motorcycle to get around the city. But because she cannot get a driving license due to being a woman, she is trying to raise awareness about the issue.
Father and son team defy cerebral palsy to complete marathons
The designer behind the show now dreams of bringing it to Europe.
Greece has a responsibility to protect the human rights of people arriving on its islands, says Human Rights Watch's Emina Ćerimović
Two Danish women have created a pin-up calendar featuring disabled women to show that "disabilities don't prevent women from being beautiful".
Hannah Ylva Kiesbye, a 14-year-old German girl with down syndrome, did not like the term “Schwer behindert” which translates to “severely disabled”
The world's first Miss Wheelchair World was held in Poland.
Candyfloss trees and bubblegum-coloured water: Photographer Sanne De Wilde offers a glimpse of what 'the island of the colour-blind' looks like to its inhabitants.
Re-learning how to walk normally is an essential part of rehabilitation, especially for patients who have suffered a stroke.
Have you ever heard of Melanie Segard? Well if you suffer from Downs Syndrome, this young French girl has just made history by presenting the weather programme on French TV.
The European Disability Forum led a protest outside the European Parliament in Brussels on Monday, aimed at persuading MEPs to strengthen the European Accessibility…
Pooh, the cat lost his hind legs in an accident and his chances of survival were slim.
An article by François Marien. Follow François at @EU_UNdisability
On this International Day of Persons with Disabilities I want to remind you all
Implant provides a way out for locked in syndrome sufferers
Mobile phone cameras are connecting their blind users with helpers ready to "be their eyes" in a phone app that can transform partially-sighted users' daily lives.
The Belvedere Museum in Vienna has unveiled a 3D version of a famed Gustav Klimt painting.
Autistic British artist Stephen Wiltshire who is known for his ability to create entire cityscapes from memory is tackling one of his biggest challenges yet – Mexico…
Children with disabilities are being kept out of the classroom due to a lack of funds to adequately support their needs, according to research conducted by rights…
Beauty is beauty and it is only a matter of getting organised.