Declaration on accessibility

The Global Policy Forum (GPF) Europe endeavors to make its website and online offers accessible in compliance with the requirements of the Ordinance on the Creation of Barrier-free Information Technology in accordance with the Disability Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Barrier-free Information Technology Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia - BITV NRW, implementation of Directive (EU) 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and of the Council).

The following declaration on accessibility documents the implementation status for the following websites:,,,, in accordance with BITV NRW.


Status of compliance with the requirements

Due to the following incompatibilities, these websites are only partially compatible with the Ordinance on the Creation of Accessible Information Technology in accordance with the Disability Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (BITV NRW) and EU Directive 2016/2102.


Content that is not accessible

The content listed below is not accessible for the following reasons:

- PDF documents embedded and linked in the website

- Videos embedded in the website

- Web forms embedded in the website (only accessible in individual cases)

- Social media feeds embedded in the website

- Newsletters

- Individual pages are not fully accessible for editorial reasons


Due to the large number of PDF documents and forms provided, it has not yet been possible to convert these into an accessible format.

As the websites are maintained by different authors, there may also be editorial barriers on individual pages (e.g. alt tags not set for images). The site authors will gradually receive introductory training on how to ensure accessibility when creating editorial content.


Creation of this declaration on accessibility

This declaration was created on 07.05.2024 and is reviewed regularly.

Methodology of the review: Self-assessment


Enforcement procedure

If you have not received a satisfactory response to accessibility notifications or inquiries within six weeks, you can contact the ombudsman's office for accessible information technology. The ombudsman's office is assigned to the commissioner for the interests of people with disabilities and is legally anchored in §§ 10d, 10e BGG NRW and §§ 9 ff of the BITV NRW.

If you would like an ombudsman procedure, please complete the relevant application form and send it to the ombudsman's office by e-mail.


Contact ombudsman's office

Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia at the State Commissioner for People with Disabilities

Fürstenwall 25

40219 Düsseldorf


Feedback and contact details

You can report deficiencies in compliance with accessibility requirements via our contact form. You can also use the form to request information that is exempt from the directive.


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