Current Activities

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

EBU is fully involved in PAsCAL, a research project on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) implemented from June 2019 to November 2022. It is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union.
PAsCAL (Enhance driver behaviour and Public Acceptance of Connected and Autonomous vehicLes) aims to address all issues raised by the majority of the general public that hinder the wide market uptake of CAVs. Not only does it focus on the interaction of the “users” in or near CAVs, but it also assesses the impact of connected transport on people’s well-being, quality of life, and equity.

Awareness-raising on blind and partially sighted persons' rights

PARVIS (Promoting Awareness on the Rights of Visually Disabled People in an Inclusive Society) raises awareness of blind and partially-sighted persons rights, while building visual impairment organisations’ capacities to advocate for them, through the creation and provision of accessible audiovisual communication material, harmonised at the European level.

Accessible Voting

Persons with disabilities have the right to participate in elections on an equal basis. Nonetheless, visually impaired citizens cannot vote independently and secretly in most European countries. The EBU’s AVA Project (“Accessible Voting Awareness-Raising”) aims to solve this problem.

EBU Statement on the European Elections 2019

With this Statement, we call on political leaders to pay attention to the demands of blind and partially sighted persons in Europe in the campaign for the European elections of 2019, and during the following five years.

Braille Promotion

https://www.braillecast.com/EBU promotes braille and braille literacy as essential tools for the autonomy of blind and partially sighted individuals. In 2019, we produced a Focus newsletter on the importance of Braille. We also carried out an activity to collect good practice in the area of Braille teaching as well as evidence of the importance of Braille literacy.