The European Deafblind Union is saddened by the loss of Mr Seppo Olavi Jurvanen, Vice president of the EDbU and the memorable president of the Finnish Deafblind Association.
After years of waiting Croatian Sign Language has finally been recognised on July 10th 2015. The Croatian Parliament unanimously approved the final proposal of the Law on the Croatian Sign Language and Other Communication Systems of Deaf and Deafblind Persons which recognised CSL as the language of the linguistic-cultural minority group of the Deaf and Deafblind in Croatia.
Brussels, Belgium, June 24, 2015
Working Breakfast entitled “Deafblind in Europe – Excluded trom the excluded?”, organized by European Deafblind Union (EDbU) in partnership with MEP Adam Kosa, MEP Davor Stier and MEP Helga Stevens, was held in the European Parliament on June 24,2015.
HOST ORGANIZATION: National Association of the Deafblind in Bulgaria (NADbBg) www.nasgb.org
ACCOMMODATION: BULGARIA, the city of Plovdiv, the Hotel “Novotel” – Plovdiv
DATES: from 14th September 2014 to 22nd September 2014 on the following
GENERAL PROGRAM: eight separate events for persons with deafblindness, as part of the Second European Celebration of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind)
Location: Russia, Moscow and the Moscow region.
Dates: August 3-9, 2015 (provisional dates).
Organizers: Deaf-Blind Support Fund “Con-nection”, All-Russia Association of the Blind (VOS), Association for the Social Support of the Deaf-Blind “Elvira”
Dear friends and colleagues!
25th – 31st AUGUST 2014
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 15th European Rehabilitation and Cultural Week of the Deafblinds (ERCW) 2014.
The ERCW 2014 is going to take place in Visegrád, Hungary from 25th to 31st of August, 2014 hosted by the Hungarian Deafblind Association celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Note: We had made an improvement and better English wording of the name of the whole multi-event that is to be the “Celebration of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind” and to be different and not to be mixed with the word “Festival” that remains only for the “Amateur Arts Festival”. As well in English there are idioms “celebration of diversity” and “to celebrate diversity” that is closely emanates with the motto “Unity in diversity”. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unity_in_diversity