UNCRPD_How do European Deafblind Fit In?


Location: Malenškova 1, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dates: October 27, 2015 (9AM)

Organizers: European Deafblind Union (The EDbU) in partnership with Slovenian Association of the Deafblind DLAN.


Dear friends and colleagues!


It is our honor and privilege to invite you to participate in the 1st EDbU conference entitled “UNCRPD – HOW DO EUROPEAN DEAFBLIND FIT IN?” in Ljubljana, Slovenia on October 27 2015, organised by the European Deafblind Union (the EDbU) in partnership with Slovenian Association of the Deafblind DLAN.


The Conference, of interest to all the experts and institutions working on the promotion of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will highlight how, in spite of UNCRPD inclusive strategies focused on empowering people with disabilities, Deafblind still struggle to define themself as “subjects” with rights, who are capable of claiming those rights and making decisions for their lives based on their free and informed consent as well as being active members of society the European Union.


The event offer an opportunity to learn from the top and distinguished leaders of the European Deafblind community, to exchange knowledge, share experiences about the Convention entering into force on local, national, and international fields, and network with our peers.


More detailed information about the registration, forms of payment and the program will be given in our second notice soon. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have as well as to provide necessary clarifications where needed.


We will be happy to welcome you in Slovenia!


The EDbU Team!