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Anniversary Of the Istanbul Conventions

Anniversary Of the Istanbul Conventions

Today marks the anniversary of opening for signature of the Istanbul Convention. The Istanbul Convention is an international treaty to help tackle violence against women and girls. It is very important for women and girls with disabilities as, on average, they are 2...

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A proposal for a Deafblindness ICF Core Set development

A proposal for a Deafblindness ICF Core Set development

Deafblind International and EDbN are currently working on the second phase of the ICF project (Qualitative Study) with organizations from 6 WHO regions. This would help researchers detecting meaningful concepts for future planning and monitoring deafblindness...

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In development an international project about defblindness

In development an international project about defblindness

International universities and non-profit organizations are carrying out a broad study that will develop a specific ICF Core Sets for deafblindnessDeafblind International is carrying out an international study, led by the European Deafblind Network, that wants to...

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We demand accesible european elections 2019

We demand accesible european elections 2019

Open letter to the EU institutions The European Deafblind Network (EDbN), we call on the EU political leaders to ensure that persons with disabilities can meaningfully enjoy their right to vote and to stand for election. Voting is not an option, it is a right. If you...

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European Deafblind Day

European Deafblind Day

April 1st, the day the European Parliament settled as the most remarkable date for the European Deafblind Community2004 was an unprecedented great year for the European Deafblind Community. On April 1st, the European Parliament formally adopted a historic written...

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CHARGE Congress 2018

CHARGE Congress 2018

The CHARGE Association, the CRESAM, the NECKER’s Hospital medical experts, the CESSA and the ANPSA propose this to families and information and exchange conference professionals, in order to help all those who surround the CHARGE children to better meet their needs....

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MOU between EDBN and EDBU

MOU between EDBN and EDBU

Mabel Asensi, a deafblind person, Sonja Tarczay, EDbU chair and Ricard López, EDbN chairDuring the 9th DbI European conference on deafblindness, the chair of the EDBN, Ricard López, called several network meetings that were really successful. One of those meetings was...

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EDBN meets northern countries parents associations

EDBN meets northern countries parents associations

The chair of the EDBN, Ricard Lopez, has made the most of his time in the Aalborg conference. During the four days of the conference he has called three very successful networking meetings. In the first meeting, Mr. Lopez, met with some parents of deafblind children...

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Touch of Closeness – Maintaining Social Connectedness

Touch of Closeness – Maintaining Social Connectedness

From the 5th until the 8th of September 2017 the 9th Deafblind International European conference on Deafblindness was held in Aalborg, Denmark. More than five hundred people related with deafblindness actively participated in talks, workshops and networking meetings...

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Time for Disability Development!

Time for Disability Development!

Commissioner Mimica commits to support disability-inclusive development within the EU Representa­tives of the European Disability Forum (EDF) and of the International Disability and Develop­ment Consortium (IDDC) met in Brussels with European Com­mi­ssioner for...

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MEPs supporting Deafblindness

MEPs supporting Deafblindness

Once the ‘European Deafblind Indicators’ project was completed, EDbN presented the results and the objectives of this project to all the Members of The European Parliament (MEPs) who in the last legislature were part of the Disability Intergroup. From the very...

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European Deafblind Indicators Project Results

European Deafblind Indicators Project Results

The ‘European Deafblind Indicators project website’ project was developed from September 2012 to September 2014 by nine deafblind organizations from eight EU Member States. All of the individual members of the project group are part of the European Deafblind Network...

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Red and White Campaign

Red and White Campaign

We are currently working on another project concerning deafblind transport and movement in public spaces, streets and crossings: the red and white cane. This is a white cane with red stripes of 100mm. The deafblind people are using white sticks, which indicates a...

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Challenge for Visibility: The Way of Saint James

Challenge for Visibility: The Way of Saint James

The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) is a spiritual journey that pilgrims of all backgrounds have traversed for over a thousand years. Pilgrims walk the Way for various reasons: some to seed penance, others enlightenment, others for a sense of adventure. Several...

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European Conference on Deafblindness in Barcelona

European Conference on Deafblindness in Barcelona

The European Deafblind Indicators Project will finish with an open day conference on June 20th 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...

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FESOCE new Deafblind Campaign

FESOCE new Deafblind Campaign

Federacion Española de Sordoceguera (Deafblind Spanish Federation) launched today its brand new fund raising campaign in Barcelona, Spain. This campaign aims to promote the awareness of deafblind as a unique disability, to influence for suitable facilities around the...

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European Platform Meeting

European Platform Meeting

The 19th of June 2013 was the date chosen by the European Platform on Deafness, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblindness to debate the Board´s current progresses within the European Disability Forum. Discussing the important details concerning the latest developments of the...

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Deafblind International Board Meeting

Deafblind International Board Meeting

The secretariat: Bronte and Elvira, and President: Gill Morbey DbI Board met the day before the start of the 8th Deafblind European Conference to discuss a serious of aspects concerning its structure and projects. Gillian Mobey, DbI President, explain all those...

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EDbn 2013 General Assembly

EDbn 2013 General Assembly

On the 24th of August EDbN was able to explain its 2012-2014 working plan at the recent 8th Deafblind European Conference meeting at Lille, France, where it was finally approved. Its proposal for the rest of 2013 and the first half of the following year consist of...

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Deafblind International Lille´s Summit

Deafblind International Lille´s Summit

The past 24th until the 28th of August, Deafblind International organized a conference at Lille, France, which served congenital deafblindness and acquired deafblindness, scientists and other participants to discuss several subjects, share experiences and participated...

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Deafblind Summer Camp 2013 at Cambrils

Deafblind Summer Camp 2013 at Cambrils

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...

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European Indicators for Deafblind Project Meeting

European Indicators for Deafblind Project Meeting

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...

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2013 Deafblind Awareness International Week

2013 Deafblind Awareness International Week

Once again FESOCE celebrated the Deafblind Awarness International Week simultaneously with the Helen Keller Foundation Deafblind Awareness Week. In June 1984 former United States of America President Ronald Reagan recognized Deafblind as a disability. Every year since...

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EDbN General Assembly Meeting

EDbN General Assembly Meeting

In the upcoming Deafblind Conference to be celebrated in Lille, France; EDbN will organize its first General Assembly in more than 10 years to explain all our members the objectives we pursue, our working methods and to exchange opinions. Ricard López, EDbN president...

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8th European International Deafblind Conference

8th European International Deafblind Conference

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...

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Deafblindness and the loss of autonomy

Deafblindness and the loss of autonomy

The international press has been shaken by the recent news regarding a case of euthanasia applied to two brothers in Belgium. According to information available, the Verbessem twins, deaf since birth, were diagnosed with a degenerative ocular disease that would...

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1 Million Signatures Campaign

1 Million Signatures Campaign

EDbN is a member of EDF (European Disability Forum) which is a European level organisation campaigning for the rights of all disabled people in the European Union. EDF has just launched a campaign to collect 1 million signatures to combat discrimination in all aspects...

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2006 Listen to me 3. Family Event – Salou, Catalonia (ES)

2006 Listen to me 3. Family Event – Salou, Catalonia (ES)

The V European Family Conference took place in Salou (close Barcelona), Catalonia – Spain, in October 2006 since the 1st until the 6th. The previous family conference was hold in Slovakia, The Netherlands, Italy and Denmark. From Italy these events receive the name of...

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Europe recognises deafblindness as a distinct disability

Europe recognises deafblindness as a distinct disability

Lucy Drescher reports on her work joining friends and colleagues across Europe that led to this ground-breaking decision! 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...

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LONDON meeting. EDbN Reconstitution. March 2003.

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. Equal importance was attached to the three groups. At one...

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1997. The Netherlands. Parents Conference

1997. The Netherlands. Parents Conference

18TH - 21TH OF SEPTEMBER 1997 There were approximately 80 persons from all over Europe. Also from Africa and Canada. The programme was quite full. We had lectures about the big variety of deafblindness. Video films were shown. There was a programme for deafblind...

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