Press release : Focus on the sponsorship project from Members of the European Parliament

02 March 2021

Press release


February 26th 2021


3 projects to celebrate the 21st of March 2021

Focus on the sponsorship project from Members of the European Parliament:
an invitation to meet persons with Down’s Syndrome

The World Down Syndrome Day will take place in three weeks: Sunday 21st March 2021. To celebrate
this emblematic date for persons with Down’s syndrome,
EUfortrisomy21 proposes three projects:

  • 1 project to reflect : an online-conference will be organized within the days leading to the
    21st on March;
  •  1 festive project to celebrate together (it will be communicated by the middle of March)
  • 1 unprecedented project to challenge politic leaders and to make them act.

This third project is adressed to european politic leaders, in particular Members of the European
Parliament (MEPs)
: EUfortrisomy21 ask them to meet one person with Down’s Syndrome (or
his/her parent) from their country, and to celebrate together World Down Syndrome Day

A group of committed MEPs have already shown their interest for this initiative and their intention
to raise awareness among their colleagues in the European Parliament: Ms. Estrella Durá (S&D), Ms.
Katrin Langensiepen (Greens), Ms. Radka Maxova (Renew), Mr. François-Xavier Bellamy (EPP), Mr.
Patrick Jaki (ECR).

To participate in the project:

Our online platform is on the website

  • You are a person with Down-Syndrome (or a parent) ?
    • Register to send a request for a sponsorship to the MEP of your choice
  • You are an MEP ?
    • Register to notify your availability for a sponsorship


EUfortrisomy21 is a community of parents of children with Down syndrome,
united to advance the rights of people with Down syndrome in 4 priority areas:
visibility, non-discrimination, health, autonomy.

Contact :

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