EBU Annual Conference 2021 - Employment and Rehabilitation of Blind and Partially Sighted People

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021 Belgrade, Serbia

"Employment of Blind and Partially Sighted People - a Key to Inclusion"

Serbian Blind Union Logo The Union of the Blind of Serbia and the European Blind Union invited all EBU Members to the 2021 annual conference themed around Employment and Rehabilitation of Blind and Partially Sighted People. The event on this undoubtedly critical topic took place in Belgrade from October 20th to 22nd. It was also an important part of the anniversary celebrations of the Union of the Blind of Serbia, to mark their 75 years of commitment. Discover the programme of the conference (updated 21/09), texts of presentations made at the conference are available.

At the end of the conference, EBU published the Belgrade Declaration, 2021, with our results and conclusions. The declaration is now also available in Albanian, Estonian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Montenegrin and Spanish.

The conference languages were English and Serbian with simultaneous interpretation.

We thank our Serbian member for their welcome and organisational skills.

We were very pleased to welcoming so many of you in Belgrade! Please don’t hesitate to get back to us for further questions. An audio recording of the conference proceedings is available upon request from the EBU office, please note that the files are very large and take time to download, even when compressed.

Abstracts of presentations.

Thursday, October 21

11.30 - 13.00: The presentation of the research of the Union of the Blind of Serbia on the employment of blind and visually impaired persons in Serbia.
Text of the presentation.

15.00 - 17.00: The experiences of 4 EBU member countries, Montenegro, Hungary, Germany and Spain (TBC) in the employment of blind and partially sighted persons. Followed by Discussion.
Text of the German presentation.
Text of the Hungarian presentation.
Text of the Montenegrin presentation.
Text of the Spanish presentation.

17.30 - 18.30: The impact of Covid 19 on the employment of blind and partially sighted persons.
Powerpoint file of Stefan Tromel´s presentation.

Friday, October 22

09.00 - 10.30: The examples of good practice and challenges in the employment of blind and partially sighted physiotherapists - report of the Research by Mr Joël BETTON representing UNAKAM France, member of the CFPSAA (EBU member from France).
Text of the presentation by Joel BETTON, pdf file (30/09)