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  • 09.12.2019

    Results of the 2019 Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest

    The Onkyo World Braille Essay Contest is a worldwide initiative planned and sponsored by Onkyo Corporation and The Braille Mainichi, two Japanese firms actively engaged in the promotion of braille. Its European strand is run by the European Blind Union.

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  • European Blind Union
    (sorry for typo in previous tweet) https://t.co/WFyJUzdQsJ
    4 days 10 hours ago
  • European Blind Union
    Defending and promoting European is great. Using financial leverage to promote best practices in the European film industry for the of films would be even better. It is one of our ten asks to the EU in the new legislature https://t.co/uVcslfuFsm https://t.co/GsEggTE7ST https://t.co/2Ocw4FzSBY
    4 days 13 hours ago
  • European Blind Union
    Absolutely right. Thank you MEP for your strong support. This is one of the issues for the new legislature that we will be adressing during our 11 December cocktail event at the you are kindly sponsoring. https://t.co/Ds0C1jbMpw
    6 days 8 hours ago
  • European Blind Union
    Congratulations ! Very meaningful and inspiring that also large, capital cities can deliver. Well done and keep it up! https://t.co/XwcLnGXWkd
    1 week 3 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    We look forward to seeing this goal pursued in practice, and address our best wishes to for its presidency of the EU in 2020. https://t.co/bjpKk5kTXE
    1 week 3 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Croatian Ministry for Social Policy indicates equality in labour market (including for PwDs) among priorities of Croatian Presidency of EU in 1st semester 2020. Announces conference in May on Disability Assessment and Financing of DPOs.
    1 week 3 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Stay tuned to know which of following cities wins: Castelló de la Plana, Spain; Chania, Greece; Évreux, France; Skellefteå, Sweden; Warsaw, Poland
    1 week 3 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Later this morning will close with Award 2020. Competition between most accessible cities in EU. 10th anniversary this year. https://t.co/VRPlplFphk
    1 week 3 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Clearly a gap in the EU institutional system https://t.co/UkxFb0fGCd
    1 week 3 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Rodolfo Cattani, on what NGOs could do better to contribute more efficiently to disability policy: Flag not only problems but also possible solutions. Give best practices, clear examples. This legitimises demands and makes them clearer for policy-makers.
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Also, fill gasp left by European (built environment, public urban transport, domestic appliances e.g.); safety of urban environment; right to vote and to stand for election (2/2)
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Question to EBU President: priority areas for future Disability Strategy? Reply: Implement Principle 17 on inclusion of PwDs - focus on access to employment and accomodation in workplace e.g. (1/2) https://t.co/hh4x2K9GQR
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    MEP says she wants to convince Germany to stop blocking the . Bravo! Germany certainly a problem here, but there are other Member States hiding behind that country's explicit opposition.
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Our President Rodolfo Cattani will be on the panel in Part II: "Debate with NGOs". https://t.co/FQkL2690WX
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    UNDP, UNESCO, UNV, UN Secretariat, UN Women and UNFPA host Virtual Career Fair for Professionals with Disabilities interested to work for UN, in partnership with on Tuesday, 3 December 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30 am (EST). To register: https://t.co/rwL6gUxdhh
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    looking outside EU: UN Special Rapporteur Catalina Devandas-Aguilar tells of UN efforts toward mainstreaming of inclusion across activities, with a dedicated strategy, indicators and annual reporting. Key to success,, again, is the political will of States
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Dedicated resources insufficient at national and regional level. Despite progress, existing priority areas largely remain relevant for the futur, the surveys reveal, with priority areas unequally delivered on in practice.
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Strategy has brought significant achievements and is key to driving implementation of UNCRDP, but implementation monitoring framework needs to be improved. Strategy should be more aligned with UNCRPD. Better coordination within EU institutions and benchmarking indicators needed.
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Panel 1: What does ongoing evaluation of Disability Staretgy 2010-2020 tell us? Marco Migliosi, of relevant unit describes evaluation process: Commission surveys, interviews by external evaluator. Final report in January or February.
    1 week 4 days ago
  • European Blind Union
    Katerina Mantouvalou, Director of consultancy in charge of evaluation, describes a 'black and white' assessment of achievements under current Strategy. Lack of political will and understanding of issues and needs of policy-makers, perceived as main factor hindering progress.
    1 week 4 days ago

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