The High Council for People with Disabilities (HCPD) is an advisory body of the Ministry for Family, Integration and the Greater Region.
Its mission is to
- assist and advise the minister responsible for disability in his work of coordinating government policy in favour of people with disabilities;
- bring together the partners involved, namely people with disabilities, professionals in the sector and members of the government;
- advise on any draft law or regulation that has a direct or indirect impact on the field of disability;
- study all questions submitted to it as well as all subjects it considers useful.
Organisation and functioning
The High Council for the Disabled is composed of 11 members, including
- five representatives of people with disabilities or their families for those who cannot represent themselves;
- four representatives of managing associations offering services to people with disabilities
- one staff member of the National Information and Meeting Centre for Disability;
- a delegate of the minister responsible for disability policy.
The Council meets as often as required for the expeditious handling of business and at least four times a year.