Members

EBU National Members

Full membership for national organizations or federations of blind and partially sighted people.

EBU currently has 42 member countries, each represented by a national delegation.

Select a country from the list below:

 albanian flag Albania

Albanian Blind Association (External link)

President: Sinan TAFAJ
Rruga "Nikolla Lena", Nr. 62
Tirana
Tel: +355 42 274 1727 
Fax: +355 4259 611 
E-mail: sinantafaj@gmail.com
Website: www.shvsh.org.al/

 armenian flag Armenia

Armenian Association of the Blind

President: Abel HAKOBYAN
18 Isahakyan Street
375025 Erevan
Tel: +374 10 56 0521 or 56 1973 
Fax: +374 10 58 2266
E-mail: armblind2000@yahoo.com

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 Austrian flag Austria

Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (BSVÖ) (External link)

President: Dr. Markus WOLF
Hietzinger Kai 85/DG
A-1130 Vienna
Tel: +43 1 9827 584 201
Fax: +43 1 9827 584 209
E-mail: international@blindenverband.at, praesident@blindenverband.at, office@blindenverband.at
Website: www.blindenverband.at

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 belarus flag Belarus

Belarussian Association of the Visually Handicapped (External link)

Chairman: Oleg CHEPEL
7 Amuratorskaya Street
220004 Minsk
Tel: +375 17 203 25 06 
Fax: +375 17 226 6440
E-mail: typhlo-bel@mail.ru
cp@beltiz.by
Website: www.beltiz.by/

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belgium flag Belgium

Ligue Braille / Brailleliga (External link)

Department Director: Ronald Vrydag
Rue d'Angleterre 57
1060 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 533 32 11
Fax: +32 2 537 64 26
Email: info@braille.be
ronald.vrydag@braille.be
Website: www.braille.be/

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 bosnia flag Bosnia Herzegovina

Blind Persons Association for Bosnia and Herzegovina

Secretary General: Risto NISIC
Lukavicka cesta 2
71000 Sarajevo 
Tel/Fax: +387 33 465 815 
E-mail: nisic.risto@bih.net.ba

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 bulgaria flag Bulgaria

Union of the Blind in Bulgaria

President: Vasil DOLAPCHIEV
Ul. Naicho Tzanov 172
1309 Sofia
Tel: +359 2 812 7050 (President's office), +359 2 812 7030 (Kevork Kabzamalyan, International Department)
Mobile: +359 8861 00076 (Kevork Kabzamalyan, International Department)
Fax: +359 2 812 7049 (President's office)
E-mails: ssb.sofia@abv.bg
kkevo@mail.bg, relaxtourubb@hotmail.com (International Department)
Skype: Kevork Kabzamalyan - UBB

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 croatia flag Croatia

Croatian Blind Union(External link)

President: Vojin PERIC
Draskoviceva 80/IV, P.O.B. 736
10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 4812 501
Fax: +385 1 4812 507
E-mail: hrvatski@savez-slijepih.hr - ana@savez-slijepih.hr
Website: www.savez-slijepih.hr/

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 cyprus flag Cyprus

Pancyprian Organization of the Blind

President: Christakis NICOLAIDES
P.O. Box 23511
1684 Nicosia 
Tel: +357 22 813 383
Fax: +357 22 495 395
E-mail: pot@logos.cy.net

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 czech flag Czech Republic

SONS, Czech Blind United (External link)

President: Václav Polášek M.A.
Krakovska 21
110 00 Praha 1
Tel: +420 221 462 462
Cellphone: +420 603 545 378, +420 777 722 780
Fax: +420 221 462 461
E-mail: polasek@sons.cz
Vicepresident: Dr. Rudolf Volejník
Tel: +420 221 462 469
Fax: +420 221 462 461
Cellphone: +420 777 722 793
E-mail: volejnik@sons.cz
Website: www.sons.cz/

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 Danish flag Denmark

Dansk Blindesamfund (External link)

President : Thorkild OLESEN
Blekinge Boulevard 2
DK-2630 Taastrup
Tel: +45 38 14 88 44 
Fax: +45 38 14 88 00
E-mail: info@blind.dk
Website: www.blind.dk

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 estonia flag Estonia

Estonian Federation of the Blind (External link)

Raua tn. 1
EE-10124 Tallinn
Tel: +372 6411972  - Chairman: Mr. Ago Kivilo
Tel: +372 6444603  - Assistant manager
Tel: +372 6411831  - Project manager: Mari Sepp
E-mail: epl@pimedateliit.ee
Website: www.pimedateliit.ee/

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 finland flag Finland

Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired (External link)

Head of International Affairs: Timo KUOPPALA
P.O. Box 61
00030 Iiris
Tel: +358 9 3960 41
Fax: +358 9 3960 4345
E-mail: timo.kuoppala@nkl.fi
Website: www.nkl.fi/

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 French flag France

Confédération Française pour la Promotion Sociale des Aveugles et Amblyopes (External link)

President: Edouard FERRERO
6 rue Gager-Gabillot
75015 Paris
Tel: +33 1 45 30 96 12
E-mail: contact@cfpsaa.fr  presidence@cfpsaa.fr
Website: www.cfpsaa.fr/

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 German flag Germany

German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (External link)

President: Mrs Renate REYMANN
Rungestr. 19
10 179 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 2853 870 (main office), +49 30 2853 87120 (International Department)
Fax: +49 30 2853 8720
E-mails: info@dbsv.org, j.schroeder@dbsv.org (International Department)
Website: www.dbsv.org

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 greek flag Greece

Panhellenic Association of the Blind (External link)

President: Ilias MARGIOLAS
31 Veranzerou Street
104 32 Athens
Tel: +30 210 5228 333, 5245 001, 5245 555
then dial 119 (Social Department) or 138 (International Department)
Fax: +30 210 5222 112
E-mail: pab@otenet.gr
Website: www.pst.gr

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 Hungarian flag Hungary

Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted (External link)

President: Dr. Sándor Nagy
Hermina ut 47
H-1146 Budapest
Tel: +36 1 384 8440
Fax: +36 1 384 5028
E-mail: international@mvgyosz.hu
Website: www.mvgyosz.hu

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 Iceland flag Iceland

Blindrafelagid, Icelandic Association of the Visually Impaired (BIAVI)

Chairman: Mr. Sigþór U. Hallfreðsson
Hamrahlid 17
IS-105 Reykjavik
Tel: +354 525 0000
Fax: +354 525 0001
E-mail: suh@blind.is
Central e-mail: blind@blind.is
Website: www.blind.is

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 Ireland flag Ireland

National Council for the Blind of Ireland (External link)

Chief Executive Officer: Chris White
Whitworth Road, Drumcondra
Dublin 9
Tel: +353 1830 7033
Fax: +353 1830 7787
E-mail: chris.white@ncbi.ie  - elaine.howley@ncbi.ie - info@ncbi.ie
Website: www.ncbi.ie

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 italy flag Italy

Unione Italiana dei Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti(External link)

President: Mario Barbuto
Via Borgognona 38
I-00187 Roma
Tel: +39 06 699 88388, +39 06 699 88375, +39 06 699 88385
Fax: +39 06 699 88328
E-mail: inter@uiciechi.it
Website: www.uiciechi.it
Skype: uic.international1
Skype: uic.international2

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 Kazakhstan flag Kazakhstan

Kazakh Society of the Blind

Chairman: Nauryzbayev Almat Sabitzhanovich
Microdistrict Chubary 3, House 20
010000 Astana
Tel: +7 7172 44-96-19, +7 7172 44-96-17
E-mail: prezidiumcpookos@mail.ru

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 Lithuania flag Lithuania

Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped (External link)

President: Sigitas ARMONAS
Labdariu Street 7/11
Vilnius 01120
Tel: +370 852 624 866
Fax: +370 527 843 87
E-mail: audra@lass.lt
Website: www.lass.lt

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 Luxembourg flag Luxembourg

Fondation Letzebuerger Blannevereenegung (External link)

President: Paul ENSCH
47 rue de Luxembourg
L-7540 Berschbach/Mersch
Tel: +352 32 9031 300
Fax: +352 32 9181
E-mail: assoav@pt.lu
Website: www.blannevereenegung.lu

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 Macedonia flag Macedonia

National Union of the Blind of the Republic of Macedonia (External link)

President: Zarko SELKOVSKI
11 Oktomvri 42 A
1000 Skopje
Tel: +389 23 246 537
Fax: +389 23 246 536
E-mail: mknssrm@gmail.com
Website: www.nssrm.org.mk

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 Malta flag Malta

Malta Society of the Blind

President: France TIRCHETT
81 Brighella Street
St. Venera SVR 1135
Tel: +356 2125 1965
Fax: +356 2123 5257
E-mail: socblindmalta@gmail.com

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 Moldova flag Moldova

Moldova Association of the Blind (External link)

President: Dumitru SCLIFOS
101 Columna Street
MD-2012, Chisinau
Tel: +373 22 222789, +373 22 225191, Fax: +373 22 224116
E-mail: dcsom@mtc.md
Website: www.som.md/

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 Montenegro flag  Montenegro

Union of the Blind of Montenegro

PODGORICA, Njegoseva 6
Tel: +382 20  665 407
Fax: +382 20 665 377
e-mail: ss-cg@t-com.me

Executive Director: Goran Macanovic
e-mail: gmacanovic@gmail.com
Copy to Katarina Bigovic savezslijepihcg@gmail.com

Tel: +382 20 665 368
Fax: +382 20 665 377

President: Zana Djacic
e-mail: zanadjpv@t-com.me
Tel: +382 67 301 902

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 netherlands flag The Netherlands

Oogvereniging Nederland (External link)

Eye Association Netherlands
PO box 2344
3500 GH  Utrecht,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 30299 2878
e-mail: info@oogvereniging.nl
Website: www.oogvereniging.nl
Director: mr. Joep Aarts; joep.aarts@oogvereniging.nl
President: mr. Hein Jens

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 norway flag Norway

Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Norges Blindeforbund) (External link)

Vice executive director: Arnt HOLTE
Secretary General: Unn LJONER HAGEN
Sporveisgata 10
Pb. 5900 Majorstuen
N-0308 Oslo
Tel: +47 23 21 5000
Fax: +47 23 21 5070
E-mail: Arnt.holte@blindeforbundet.no, tei@nabp.no, Terje.Iversen@blindeforbundet.no
Website: www.blindeforbundet.no

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 poland flag Poland

Polish Association of the Blind (External link)

President: Mrs Anna WOZNIAK-SZYMANSKA
Ul. Konwiktorska 9
00-216 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 831 3383 (secretariat); +48 22 831 2271 (switchboard)
Fax: +48 22 635 7652
E-mail: pzn@pzn.org.pl
Website: www.pzn.org.pl

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 portugal flagPortugal

ACAPO - (External link) Associação dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal (External link)

President of ACAPO National Board: Mr. José´Augusto Tomé Coelho
Av. D. Carlos I, 126, 9º
1200-651 Lisboa
Tel: +351 21 324 45 00
Fax: +351 21 324 45 01
E-mail: relacoesinternacionais@acapo.pt ; dn@acapo.pt
Website: www.acapo.pt
Skype: acapo.relacoes.internacionais

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 Romania flag Romania

Romanian Association of the Blind

President, Mr. Tudorel Tupilusi
Str. Vatra Luminoasa nr. 108 bis
021919 Bucharest
Tel/Fax: +40 31 410 06 45
E-mails: romanianblind@gmail.com

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 Russian flag Russia

All Russia Association of the Blind, VOS (External link)

President: Alexander NEUMYVAKIN
Novaya Ploshad 14
109012 Moscow
Tel: +7 495 623 6160
Fax: +7 495 623 7600
E-mail: oms6236160@yandex.ru
Website: www.vos.org.ru/eng

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 Serbian flag Serbia

Union of the Blind of Serbia

Main Board
President: Milan STOSIC
Knez Mihajlova 42
11000 Beograd
Tel: +381 11 3286 550 or 3286 706
Fax: +381 11 3286 722
E-mail: savezslepihsrbije@bvcom.net
Skype: gopubs

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 Slovakian flag Slovakia

Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union (External link)

President: Branislav MAMOJKA
Sekulska 1
84250 Bratislava
Tel: +421 2 6920 3420, 6920 3432
Fax: +421 2 6920 3447
E-mails: branislav.mamojka@unss.sk; unss@unss.sk
Website: www.unss.sk

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 Slovenian flag Slovenia

Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia (External link)

President: Matej ŽNUDERL
Groharjeva 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Tel: +386 1 4700 211
Fax: +386 1 4700 220
E-mail: zdsss@zveza-slepih.si
Website: www.zveza-slepih.si

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 spanish flag Spain

Organizacion Nacional de Ciegos de España (External link)

President: Miguel CARBALLEDA PINEIRO
C/ La Coruña 18
28020 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 436 5300
Fax: +34 91 436 5353
E-mails: rrii@once.es, otae@once.es
Website: www.once.es

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swedish flag Sweden

Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (External link)

Synskadades Riksforbund (SRF)
President: Håkan THOMSSON
Sandsborgsvagen 52
S-122 88 Enskede
Tel: +46 706390068
Fax: +46 8 39 9322
E-mail: neven.milivojevic@srf.nu
Website: www.srf.nu

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 switzerland flag Switzerland

Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired / Swiss Union of the Blind (External link)

Presidents: Remo KUONEN / Mrs Rose-Marie LUTHI KREIBICH
Könizstrasse 23
Postfach
CH-3001 Berne
Tel: +41 31 390 8800
Fax: +41 31 390 8850
E-mail: marja.kaempfer@sbv-fsa.ch
Website: www.sbv-fsa.ch

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 Turkish flag Turkey

Federation of the Blind of Turkey

President: Ahmet CANTÜRK
GMK Bulvarı 32/6
Demirtepe / Ankara
Tel: +90 312 231 8243
Fax: +90 312 231 8246
E-mail: bilgi@korlerfederasyonu.org.tr

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 Ukranian flag Ukraine

The Ukrainian Association of the Blind

President: Vladyslav BILCHYCH
3, Pecherskyі uzviz
01601 Kyiv
Tel-1: +380442341127
Tel-2: +380674454015
E-mail: irinautos@ukr.net

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 UK flag United Kingdom

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) (External link)

105 Judd Street
London WC1H 9NE
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7391 2009
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7391 2395
email: Fazilet.Hadi@rnib.org.uk
Website: www.rnib.org.uk

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EBU Associate and Honorary members

EBU Honorary Life Members

In addition to organizations, EBU honors individuals who made special contributions to the visually impaired community

  • Des Kenny, Ireland, EBU 10th GA, 2015
  • Lord Colin Low, UK, EBU 9th GA, 2011
  • Poul Luneborg, Denmark, EBU 9th GA, 2011
  • Norbert Müller, Germany, EBU 9th GA, 2011
  • Lennart Nolte, Sweden, EBU 9th GA, 2011
  • Kicki Nordström, Sweden, EBU 9th GA, 2011

EBU Associate Members

Associate membership is available to individuals or organizations that don't meet the criteria of national membership, but who are interested in being part of the EBU.

  • LIBE (External link) (Ligo Internacia de Blindaj Esperantistoj)
    For details on how to become an associate member, contact us at the address at the bottom of the page.