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EDF will present the priorities of the Disability Movement to the UN Committee

This Thursday 2 April, the disability movement will be at Geneva to meet the UN Committee and discuss its concerns on how the EU implements the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

2017-10-25T13:03:36+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

EDbN accredited to have access rights to the European Parliament

The European Deafblind Network (EDbN) has recently received the confirmation of the access rights to the European Parliament premises. This condition will provide the necessary steps to explain the requirements and needs of Deafblindness to all the members of the European institutions.

2017-10-17T18:27:23+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

European Conference on Deafblindness in Barcelona

After two years working on the European Deafblind Project, for Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, the project is getting to an end. The last meeting will be held in Barcelona and offering an open day conference next 20th June. It is expected the attendance of European and Spanish authorities, as well as professionals working on disabilities, from the social services and bound to deafblindness.

2017-10-25T11:49:02+00:00 April 12th, 2014|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

2017-10-24T12:36:11+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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.

2017-10-25T11:52:55+00:00 January 5th, 2007|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2004 Listen to me 2. A personal experience: Letter of Peter Fasung of Slovakia.

A personal experience: Letter of Peter Fasung of Slovakia. When we got the wind of the information that also in year 2004 we will participate on second family conference "Listen to me 2", we were more than happy. Our pleasure was really great because also our younger and healthy daughter Zuzka could participate.

2017-10-23T10:58:48+00:00 August 5th, 2004|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |