French press delegation explores Danish disability policy

On January 23, 2020, a press delegation from the French TV channel M6 visited Denmark to get insight into Danish disability policy, including assistive technology.

The press delegation started the visit at the Center of Assistive Technology, which is part of the Health and Care Administration in Copenhagen and delivers technical aids to 100 citizens and repair of assistive technology on a daily basis. Here, the visitors learned about equal treatment and equal opportunities for people with disabilities alongside other citizens to function and participate in a basic democratic society. These support measures are financed via the Danish tax system.

Afterwards, the French press visited The Danish Parliament and received a guided tour by Kristian Hegaard, which was elected into the Danish Parliament representing the Danish Social Liberal Party (Radikale Venstre). Kristian Hegaard was born with a rare bone defect that makes him sit in a wheelchair, which made him the first parliamentary member to make use of the new disability-friendly platform in the Parliament. Here the delegation also met with the French Ambassador to Denmark, Caroline Ferrari.

The visit was organized and hosted by Healthcare DENMARK. For more information about this visit, please contact Communcations Consultant Muqdad Al-Dakhiel.

If you are interested in visiting Denmark and seeing these or other Danish healthcare initiatives yourself, please do not hesitate to request a visit. Healthcare DENMARK will tailor a program to your specific preferences.