This award was instituted by the European Blind Union (EBU) and presented for the first time in 2007. The EBU Vision for Equality Award is given every four years to European organisations, institutions, policy makers, enterprises or individuals in recognition of their commitment to protect and promote the rights of blind and partially sighted people and to improve their living conditions.
The 2019 award, which consists of a certificate and a piece of art by a visually impaired artist, was given to the Bavarian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted (Bayerischer Blinden- und Sehbehindertenbund e. V, BBSB) for their project “We go to school”, which started in 1993.
The project offers information material on visual impairment and sight loss for schools across Bavaria.
Judith Faltl, chairwoman of the BBSB, was present to receive the award from outgoing EBU President Wolfgang Angermann, during the gala dinner
Further information and photos are available on the EBU website Vision for Equality page.