WBU-ICEVI General Assemblies

Monday, June 28, 2021 to Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Marriott Hotel, Madrid, Spain

NOTE: Please read this announcement carefully as it contains important information and deadlines regarding registration, national delegations, delegates support, WBU awards and Travel visas for Spain. Please mark these dates and deadlines in your calendars.

The Joint General Assemblies of the World Blind Union (WBU) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) will be held in June 28 -30, 2021. The host organisation of the General Assemblies is the National Organisation of the Blind in Spain (ONCE). The broad theme of the General Assemblies is “World Blind Summit: What it means to be Blind and Visually Impaired


Registrations for the WBU General Assembly as well as joint events for the ICEVI are now open. For further information and instructions, please visit the General Assembly website at: https://www.worldblindnesssummit.com/en. If you have any questions regarding registrations, please send your inquiries, with subject line "Registration", to GA2020@wbu.ngo..


The General Assemblies programme is now available on the WBU website at: http://www.worldblindunion.org/English/general-assembly/Pages/default.aspx. Please visit this web page regularly as we shall keep updating the programme.
Visas for Spain

Spain does not have any restrictions for applying for Visas by any country.  For delegates from the European Union, a Schengen Visa allows entry into Spain.  Some countries are eligible for obtaining e-Visas on arrival.  ONCE will be assisting delegates with the issuance of invitation letters for obtaining visas and more details will be posted on the General Assembly website.

Invitation letters for visas application purposes will be issued after completion of the registration process. Be advised that due to Spanish law these invitations will ONLY be issued by ONCE.

For further inquiries regarding Visa applications, please sent us an email with subject line "Visa for Spain and name of your country" to GA2020@wbu.ngo.

The CEOs of WBU and ICEVI will be providing regular updates on the General Assemblies and we are sure you will list the Madrid General Assembly as one of the most memorable events of recent times. We look forward to welcoming you to Madrid, Spain.