The report Access to social rights for people with disabilities in Europe describes general principles and measures designed to give people with disabilities access to social rights in Europe. However, it also identifies those obstacles that still impede access for people with disabilities to social rights and consequently to full participation in society. It gives numerous concrete examples of good practice, i.e. action taken by European states to overcome those obstacles. Finally, the report issues cross-sectoral recommendations for integrated policies aimed at facilitating access to social rights for people with disabilities in Europe.This report is one of the main Council of Europe contributions to the European Year of Persons with Disabilities 2003.