Funded by the European Commission, European Union of the Deaf (EUD) is the only supranational organisation at the EU level which promotes the EU values and advocates for deaf persons’ equality, non-discrimination, engagement, and full and meaningful implementation of human rights at the EU level in a fully accessible way.

EUD aims to establish and maintain EU level dialogue with its relative institutions and officials, in consultation and co-operation with its members National Associations of the Deaf. EUD is a full member of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and is a Regional Co-operating Member of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) to tackle issues of global importance, and also has participatory status with the Council of Europe (CoE).