COVID-19 and Deafblindness. Recommendations on inclusive policies from the global deafblind community.

In these times of turmoil, with the whole world severely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, combined with other critical incidents like the recent earthquake in Zagreb, Croatia, we must ensure that those who are the most left behind, neglected, vulnerable and exposed to double isolation in any crisis, persons with deafblindness, are also equally protected according to Article 11 of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

EDbU Working Groups

Dear EDbU members,

EDbU Executive Committee calls you to join and participate in several working groups as follows:

1) Constitutional working group: collecting the change proposals on our constitution.

2) Strategy working group: as our Strategic plan period is coming to an end (2017-2021)- we need to work on the setting up new longterm goals and  continue to work on already existing.

7th EDbU Annual General Assembly



The European Deafblind Union (EDbU) and Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons Dodir are pleased to invite you to the

7th EDbU Annual General Assembly, 4th EDbU Conference ‚ÄúDeSIGNed Europe for Deafblind Women”, 3rd Deafblind Youth Forum and 1st Deafblind Elderly Forum

EPDBDb meeting

On the 13th of March, Peter van Houte went to the EPDBDb meeting (European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness) representing EDbU. Francisco Trigueros also went with him to this meeting, which took place in Barcelona (Spain) at the headquarters of AICE (Federation of Associations of Spanish Cochlear Implanted people).