Campaigns and activities

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EBU works to ensure an effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

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Current Campaigns

EBU carries out ongoing campaigns at EU level on key issues to our community to ensure that EU law takes into account as fully as possible our rights and demands for an inclusive society with equal opportunities for all.

The Marrakesh Treaty

Currently, copyright law is a national jurisdiction which has the effect of preventing blind organizations from sharing books with neighboring countries, thus causing considerable unnecessary duplication of production of books in accessible formats. The treaty will considerably increase the availability of accessible books all over the world and support the mitigation of the predominant book famine. Currently only 5% of all published books in the developed countries and less than 1% in the developing countries are ever produced in accessible formats - such as braille, large print and audio – that visually impaired people and print disabled people need for equal reading enjoyment.

Current Activities

EBU carries out specific activities related to our strategic plan, and many of these thanks to financing from the EU, details of which can be found in the following section.

REC18

The EBU 2018 work programme (abbreviated to “REC18”) dispatches activities into four main categories: campaigning, reports, capacity-building and communication.

Other Activities

Finished Campaigns and activities

EBU has been involved in a number of projects, campaigns and activities, this has enabled us to develop considerable skill in project management at EU level, and recognised expertise in many fields related to blindness and partial sight.

Visually impaired (VI) seniors are one of the most marginalised communities in terms of lifelong learning. The VISAL training course is tailor-made to both the age- and disability-related specific learning needs of elderly VI persons.