15th European Rehabilitation and Cultural Week of the Deafblinds (ERCW) 2014 Visegrád, Hungary

25th – 31st AUGUST 2014

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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.


Hotel Visegrád**** located in the center of Visegrád hasrooms for 1-4 persons equipped with private bathroom, hair-dryer, cable TV, telephone, free wireless internet connection, in-room safe, air-conditioner and minibar, as well as balcony, offering a beautiful view either to the Visegrád Citadel or to the Danube River.

The hotel has Sirály Restaurant, Corvin Bar, spa facilities, internet corner and free wireless internet as well as bowling, table soccer and darts. The spa facilities including saunas, in-door pool, jacuzzi and open-air pool in the garden with a terrace are free of charge. Solarium and massage are available for fee.

Preliminary program

Back to the Renaissance! This is the motto of the ERCW 2014 in Hungary. In the atmosphere of the historical places you can touch the past.

Details about the programs and places can be read in the First Announcement.

We reserve the right to change.

Monday, 25th August
18:00 Welcome dinner at Sirály Restaurant
19:00 Information
20:00 Free time

Tuesday, 26th August
9:00 Visiting the Royal Palace and the Citadel in Visegrád
13:00 Lunch at Sirály Restaurant
16:00 Ceremony for 10th anniversary of European Deafblind Union at Sirály Restaurant
(the program details will be given later)
18:00 Dinner at Sirály Restaurant
19:00 Information
20:00 Free time

Wednesday, 27th August
9:00 Visiting the Basilica and the Primate Cellar in Esztergom
13:00 Lunch at Sirály Restaurant
16:00 Visiting the Court of Crafts in the Palace House in Visegrád
18:00 Dinner at the restaurant in the Palace House

Thursday, 28th August
09:00 Trip to the Telgárthy Meadow
13:00 Picnic lunch
16:00 Presentation about the rehabilitation program at the Hungarian Deafblind Association
18:00 Dinner at Sirály Restaurant
19:00 Information
20:00 Bingo game

Friday, 29th August
9:00 Visiting in the Open Air Museum (Skansen) and free time in Szentendre
13:00 Lunch at Sirály Restaurant
16:00 Boat trip in the Danube Bend
18:00 Dinner at Sirály Restaurant
20:00 Party at Sirály Restaurant

Saturday, 30th August
9:00 Free time
13:00 Lunch at Sirály Restaurant
16:00 Knights’ Tournament at the Solomon’s Tower
18:00 Royal Feast at Renaissance Restaurant

Sunday, 31st August

Registration, Participation fee and Payment

If you are interested in the ERCW 2014 Visegrád, Hungary, please complete the Registration Form, the Accommodation Form and the Travel Plan attached.

You can send the completed forms

  • by email to: ercw2014@gmail.com
  • by post to: Siketvakok Országos Egyesülete, Múzeum krt. 3, Budapest, 1053 Hungary

The participation fee includes accommodation, full board, bus transfers and programs.

The participation fee given in HUF as follows (sums in euro are given for information only):

  • single room: 145 000 HUF per person
  • (one hundred and forty-five thousands forints, approx. 483.33 euros)
  • double room: 120 000 HUF per person
  • (one hundred and twenty thousands forints approx. 400.00 euros)
  • triple room: 110 000 HUF per person
  • (one hundred and ten thousands forints approx. 366.67 euros) Note: the family rooms are available for 4 persons, too, however, the participation fee is the same as given for triple room, that’s 110 000 HUF per person.

Participation fee should be paid for each participant including interpreter-guide/assistant, family member/friend.

Please pay the participation fee in HUF by bank transfer only. Payer has to bear any costs of bank transfers. Your registration is valid when the participation fee is fully paid.

Please make payment by bank transfer to the following account:

Account Holder: Siketvakok Országos Egyesülete
Address of Account Holder: H-1146 Budapest, Ajtósi Dürer sor 39, Hungary
Name of Bank: K and H Bank Zrt.
Address of Bank: H-1051 Budapest, Vigadó tér 1, Hungary
IBAN: HU52 1040 9015 9011 7325 0000 0000
Account Number: 10409015-90117325-00000000

Make sure to give the mention ‘ERCW2014’ and participant name(s) in the bank transfer details.

The payment must be “free of any charges for the payee”, i.e. all bank charges have to be borne by the sender. Please quote the IBAN number and SWIFT Address in your instructions for Bank Transfer.


  1. The Hungarian Deafblind Association has only HUF bank account, does not have EUR account.
  2. We pay for all costs for ERCW in HUF.
  3. We cannot assume or take over the exchange rate risk (currency risk) between HUF and EUR or other currency. That’s why the participation fee is given and should be paid in HUF.
  4. We cannot accept the payment if the sum in HUF is less than necessary. However, we are unable to repay the overpayment.

Thank you for your understanding. We apologize for any inconvenience.

A written confirmation of your registration will be sent to you after we have received your payment in full.

The deadline for registration and payment in full is 31 March 2014.

Registration after the deadline is allowed to accept depending on the free capacity.

Registration of the participants will be accepted in the order of payment of the participation fee.


Cancellation should be annonced in writing and signatured, sent by post or scanned in e-mail to the addresses given above.

The paid participation fee will be refunded totally in 30 days only if cancellation is made before 31st of May, 2014. After this date we cannot guarantee refunding the participation fee.

In the case if the host, the Hungarian Deafblind Association has to cancel the ERCW 2014, the paid participation fee will be refunded in 30 days after the cancellation is announced.

However, we cannot undertake to refund the travel or other costs in case of cancellation announced in any reason.

Other information

Hungary is the member country of the European Union. If you need visa for participation in the ERCW 2014 in Hungary, please request us the necessary documents in time.

If you need more information or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact by e-mail ercw2014@gmail.com.

If you know any deafblind people who might be interested in ERCW 2014, please forward this message to them.

We are looking forward to hosting you in Hungary in 2014.

Yours sincerely,

Budapest, 23rd of February, 2014

Tamás Gangl


Siketvakok Orszagos Egyesulete

(Hungarian Deafblind Association)


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