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8th European International Deafblind Conference

The 8th Deafblind International European Conference will be held in Lille, France, from the 24th to the 28th of August 2013.
The Deafblind International Conference, entitled “Identities and changes – Commonalities across deafblindness – Learning from each other” will tackle the main challenges deafblind individuals, their families and the professionals who work with them, face along their life.

2017-10-18T12:41:50+00:00 August 1st, 2013|News|

Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind people join the board of directors of the European Disability Forum (EDF)

Ricard López, president of EDbN, among the new members

The general yearly Meeting of the European Disability Forum (EDF) took place on the 25th and 26th May in Athens, with the participation of the member organizations representatives from whole Europe. EDbN was present there as member of EDF.

2017-10-19T08:23:57+00:00 May 29th, 2013|News|

Deafblindness and the loss of autonomy

Ethical and care reflections concerning a recent case of euthanasia

The international press has been shaken by the recent news regarding a case of euthanasia applied to two brothers in Belgium. Since this is our area of expertise, EDbN cannot abstain itself from making a pertinent reflection that under no circumstances questions the decision of two adults of sound mind whose end fits into the terms established by the legislation of their country.

2017-10-19T08:45:27+00:00 January 23rd, 2013|News|

European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness first conference

One of the objectives of the conference is to highlight the lack of accessible and reliable data to key stakeholders who are in a position to change this situation.

The European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness announces its first conference, Mind The Data Gap! Lack of statistics for an effective EU inclusion strategy?! It will be held this Thursday 15 of November at the Representation of the free state of Bavaria, Brussels.

2017-10-19T08:53:10+00:00 October 31st, 2012|News|

PEGGY FREEMAN one of the great ‘trooper’ from the early days of Deafblindness passed away

Peggy Freeman, MBE - 1918 – 2012

Co-founder of Sense

“Above all my thanks go to Bunty and all deafblind people. To serve them has given a purpose to my life.”

2017-10-19T09:48:02+00:00 September 20th, 2012|News|

Mind the Data Gap! Brussels 15 november 2012. 1st. Joint Conference of the European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness.

Mind the Data Gap!
Lack of statistics for an effective EU inclusion strategy?!
Save the Date – 15 November 2012, 14:00 - 17:30 CET

The European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness is pleased to announce its 1st joint conference on the lack of detailed statistical data related to Deafness, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblindness.

2017-10-20T12:25:11+00:00 September 2nd, 2012|News|

Constituted the EU Platform for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind. Copenhagen, May 26th 2012

PRESS NOTE

Today, May 26th 2012, the “European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness” has been created in Copenhagen during the General Assembly of the European Disability Forum EDF.

2017-10-19T11:01:49+00:00 August 18th, 2012|News|

1 Million Signatures Campaign

The campaign “One million for Disability” runs from 23 January to 3 October 2007

EDF has just launched a campaign to collect 1 million signatures to combat discrimination in all aspects of the lives of disabled citizens in Europe. It is important for EDbN members to support this campaign as disability specific legislation at a European level would encourage national governments to bring in disability specific legislation in countries where there is none or it is inadequate at the moment.

2017-10-19T11:15:05+00:00 August 5th, 2012|News|

Europe recognises deafblindness as a distinct disability

A historic Written Declaration on the rights of deafblind people was formally adopted by the European Parliament on 1 st April, 2004. This was the culmination of a long campaign by deafblind people, families and professionals in Europe. The Written Declaration is a 200 word statement about the fact that deafblindness is a distinct disability. It lists the rights to which deafblind people should be entitled.

2017-10-19T11:35:08+00:00 August 5th, 2012|News|

LONDON meeting. EDbN Reconstitution. March 2003.

EDbN was originally set up to access funding from Europe for deafblindness projects. One of its principles was to involve a parent or family representative, deafblind person and professional from each country.

This strong wish for continuing EDbN was strongly expressed again at the family conference last October in Puglia, Italy, where many families came together and explained their need for a platform.

2017-10-19T11:51:08+00:00 August 5th, 2012|News|