Nicola Bedlington

European Patients' Forum

Nicola joined the European Patients’ Forum as its first executive director in 2006. Born in Scotland, she studied business and human resource management in the UK. She lived for almost 10 years in Brussels, 12 years in Geneva, and moved to Vienna in July 2012. Nicola was the founding Director of the European Disability Forum, an umbrella organisation uniting over 70 European disability NGOs and National Councils of Disabled People in the EU to advocate for the human rights and inclusion of disabled citizens in Europe (1996 to 1999), and prior to this she headed the NGO unit within the HELIOS Programme, a European Commission Programme promoting equal opportunities for disabled people (1991-1996).

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