EDbn took active part in the latest Deafblind Summer Camp for persons who have a significant hearing and vision loss, celebrated in Cambrils, Catalonia, and organized by Deafblind Spanish Federation (FESOCE). The camp was held on the first days of September and the attendance enjoyed from several days of guided activities, while family members some well deserved relaxing time at the end of summer.
The celebration of the European Deafblind Conference last 24th of August in Lille, France, was the ideal setting to present the European Indicators for Deafblind Project. With the attendance of 21 members of 7 different countries (France and Slovakia were not present), the second phase of this major task, developed under the guidance of APSOCECAT, was introduced to the public.
Once again FESOCE celebrated the Deafblind Awarness International Week simultaneously with the Helen Keller Foundation Deafblind Awareness Week. The members of FESOCE also planned several actions all over Spain with the idea of reaching the general public and show them the problematic we face every day.
Lille (FR), 24 August 2013 TIME: 17h
Lille Grand Palais
1 Boulevard de Cités-Unies
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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