On December 1st 2016, Francisco Trigueros, EDbU EC Board Member, attended the round table ‘Building on the Promise of European Structural and Investment Funds into the Future’, hosted by Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament and co-organised with Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch at the European Parliament in Brussels. During the round table, a number of very interesting contributions were presented. “Community Living for Europe: Structural Funds Watch” is an independent initiative, which tracks how the clear commitment of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) to support community living for persons with disabilities, children and older persons is being achieved.
At the end of the round table, Mairead McGuinness, Vice President of the European Parliament, directly addressed Mr. Francisco Trigueros. She expressed her interest for the Deafblind people and the interpretation services used for ensuring full accessibility. She also pointed out at the importance of making Deafblind citizen visible to the rest of society. Mr. Trigueros informed Ms. McGuiness of the work EDbU is carrying out at European level to ensure the rights of Deafblind persons.