CRPD IMPLEMENTATION CANNOT BE BUSINESS AS USUAL
This year’s European Day of Persons with Disabilities marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). This has been the focus of the 2-day conference organised by the European Commission and EDF on 29-30 November 2016.
Representatives of the EDbU, Sanja Tarczay, Ph.D (president) and Ms Barbara Verna (EC Board member) and EDbN, Ricard Loped (president) met together during EDPD in Brussels 2016 to announce a joint initiative – “Red and white cane” to benefit Deafblind across Europe – to Ms Emmanuelle Grange (Head of Disability and Inclusion Unit, Directorate – General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission).
SANJA TARCZAY, Ph.D., EDbU’s PRESIDENT, RECEIVED AN “AWARD FOR THE PROMOTING RIGHTS OF THE CHILD 2016”
The Croatian Ministry of Demography, Family, Youth and Social Welfere recognised Sanja Tarczay, Ph.D.as an exceptional individual with outstanding achievement in protecting the welfare, rights and interests of children who have a strong desire to promote children’s rights, an innovative idea to change the world for children and the passion and the drive to create this change.
SANJA TARCZAY, PH.D., THE PRESIDENT OF THE EDbU AS A PRESENTER AT OHCHR – THE 2016 SOCIAL FORUM TO FOCUS ON DISABILITY AND CRPD+10
The 2016 Social Forum will take place from 3 to 5 October 2016 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Social Forum – an annual three-day meeting convened by the Human Rights Council- is a unique space for open and interactive dialogue between civil society actors, representatives of Member States, and intergovernmental organizations. The theme of the 2016 session of the Social Forum will be the promotion and full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities in the context of the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD. Don’t miss Sanja Tarczay’s presentation on “PANEL 11. Implementation of Agenda 2030 under the CRPD: The Future We Want”
REGISTRATION LAST CALL – 30th June 2016
The route (110km in total) takes one week and it will be held between the 5th and the 11th of September in order to give visibility to deafblindness. This is an open invitation to people with deafblindness, their interveners,and all those linked to the deafblind community.
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.
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 3rd to 10th July 2016
GENERAL PROGRAM: eight separate events for persons with deafblindness, as part of the First World Celebration of the Specific Capabilities of the Deafblind