WELCOME TO EBU, the united voice of millions of blind and partially sighted Europeans.

EBU works towards an accessible and inclusive society with equal opportunities for blind and partially sighted people to fully participate in all aspects of social, economic, cultural and political life.

With its large network of member organizations in 44 European countries, EBU brings together a wealth of expertise related to visual impairment and its implications on the daily lives of millions of Europeans with sight loss thus contributing to a more accessible and inclusive society.

EBU provides a platform for its member organizations for the exchange of information, cooperation and collective actions to promote the rights and needs of blind and partially sighted persons.

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Latest news

16.12.2014 : 18 months and counting – EU undecided on ratifying Marrakech Treaty, as blind people miss out on reading books

Visitors to EBU's website will know that we, our friends in WBU and many other organisations campaigned hard for years to get agreement on a treaty at the World Intellectual Property Organisation, WIPO. The campaign succeeded, against the odds, in June 2013, when the Marrakech Treaty was agreed.

We are dismayed to say that 18 months after Marrakech, the EU is still only at the stage of deliberating the legal process by which it might ratify.

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