Presentation on theme: "07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki The rights and obligations of air passengers with reduced mobility under the Regulation 1107/2006/EC and their realization."— Presentation transcript:
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki The rights and obligations of air passengers with reduced mobility under the Regulation 1107/2006/EC and their realization in Finland
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Finnish Disability Forum Finnish representative member of European Disability Forum Co-operative umbrella of 28 national disability organizations with over members
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Activities Information to and from members Lobbying nationally and internationally Pooling of expertise and resources through networking Focusing on major themes that we all share Human rights approach to disability
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Questions what can the passenger expect in terms of assistance? (entitlement or right) what is the passenger obligated to do to facilitate the provision of assistance? (duty) what to do when and if things go wrong? (penalties, compensation)
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Finlands Disability Policy Programme 2010–2015 outlines the concrete disability policy actions 14 content areas, 122 concrete measures developing all the relevant policy sectors from the perspective of the rights, freedoms and equal opportunities of persons with disabilities.
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Disability Policy Programme main objectives 1.Preparation and implementation of the legislative amendments necessitated by the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2.Improving the socioeconomic status of persons with disabilities and combating poverty 3.The availability and high quality of special services and support measures will be ensured across the country 4. Accessibility in society will be strengthened and increased 5. Disability research will be reinforced, the information base improved, and diversified high quality methods developed in support of disability policy and monitoring.
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Finlands Disability Policy ( ) With regard to each measure, examined: administrative sector responsible for implementation, timetables, financial needs, obligations an indicator by which the implementation of the measure is followed
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Passenger rights in various traffic forms (example air traffic) Measure 51. The functioning of rights and of assistance concerning air traffic shall be ensured nationally; national implementation and co- ordination of the Regulation on the rights of disabled passengers. Practical realization of the assistance requirements are monitored nationally. Responsible ministries: Ministry of Transport and Communications (Trafi, Consumer Officer) Other key responsible ministries: Ministry of Justice Timing: On-going Need for financing: No separate financing Performance indicators, instruments: Monitoring realized via the monitoring of implementation of European Community legislation Legal basis: Regulation (EC) on the rights of disabled persons and persons with reduced mobility while travelling by air ; UN Convention art. 18, art. 19, art. 20; Constitution Act Art 6, Árt 9
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki References to Regulations as legal basis for taking measures is a positive development – a link to realization of constitutionally guaranteed freedom of movement Actual contents of measures remain open Implementation monitoring open Consultation with DPOs open
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Challenges we face Realisation of accessibility is hampered by lack of strong legislative measures
07 September, 2010Pirkko Mahlamäki Thank you ! For contact: Mail address: Finnish Disability Forum, PB 30, FI IIRIS Tel: GSM Web: