3rd EDbU Conference on Deafblindness

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 European Parliament, Brussels

 “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”

Given the importance that equal and active inclusion of persons with deafblindness -as important stakeholders in shaping and implementing the European Union policy- the principal aim of the Conference is adoption of the Resolution On Professional Deafblind Interpreters/ Intervenors and Equal Access to Communication for Persons with Deafblindness in Europe.
Preliminary Agenda
08.00 Registration
09.00 Opening Session:

  • Ms Helga STEVENS, Member of the European Parliament and co-chair of the Disability Intergroup
  • Mr Ivica TOLIĆ, Member of the European Parliament
  • Ms Dubravka ŠUICA, Member of the European Parliament

09.10 Plenary Session:
Co- Chair: Sanja TARCZAY, President of the EDbU
Keynote: Ms Emmanuelle GRANGE
Head of Unit - Disability and Inclusion
European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and
Inclusion (tbc)
Panelists:
09.35 Ms Linda ERIKSSON, FSDB
09.50 Mr Tamas GANGL, the EDbU EC Member
10.05 Mr Frank Trigueros MOLINA, the EDbU EC Member
10.20 *RESOLUTION On Professional Deafblind Interpreters and Equal Access to
Communication for Persons with Deafblindness in Europe"
10.30 Open debate
10.30 Supporting MEP 1
10.33 Aarne PIRKOLA, Finland
10.36 Mr Mark WHEATLEY, EUD
10.39 Ms Catherine NAUGHTON, EDF
10.42 MEP 2
10.45 Ms Elpida APOSTOLIDOU, European Ombudsman office
10.48 Deafblind delegate3 (EDbU/EDbN)
10.50 Supporting MEP 3
10.55 Closing Remarks:
Dr. Adám KÓSA Member of the European Parliament and co-chair of the Disability
Intergroup