11th EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly in Finland, April 2017

11th EURO-CIU Symposium and General Assembly in Finland, April 2017
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The European Accessibility Act proposal is published to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities

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International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesTo celebrate today's International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which focus on access and empowerment, the European Commission published the European Accessibility Act, a long-awaited piece of legislation that has been at the centre of its Freedom of Movement campaign for over three years.

Persons with disabilities currently face barriers to free movement within the EU on an equal basis with others. The European Accessibility Act, which takes the form of a Directive, has great potential to bring a positive change and will have a major influence on theaccessibility of goods and servicesfor persons with disabilities in the EU.

The publication of the proposal follows the recommendations made by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities earlier in September calling on the EU to adopt the Accessibility Act as a step towards better implementation of theUN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

The Commission has planned an initial consultation period on the text where stakeholders can give their feedback and in which European Disability Forum, EDF, will participate with all their members, including EURO-CIU.

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European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015: 2-day conference in Brussels

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International Day of Persons with DisabilitiesEvery 3rd of December, the Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated in Europe and worldwide. As every year, on the occasion of this day, the European Commission and EDF organise a two day conference that will take place on 7-8 December 2015. The conference will focus on children and young people with disabilities.

There will be presentations and discussions about the current situation of children with disabilities in Europe, on their access to education and how it contributes to the equal participation of children and young people with disabilities in society. Children with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities will be among the panelists, together with representative organisations (DPOs), government representatives, academics and the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), which will present its report on violence against children with disabilities.

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A productive weekend: preparing next quarter work

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The EURO-CIU Board met on October 16th and 17th in Luxembourg The EURO-CIU Board met on October 16th and 17th in Luxembourg for two long and intense days of work to develop various points for this next quarter.

Beatrice Cusmai, representing AGUAV, our Italian association, opened the first session on Friday afternoon to discuss the proposals from AGUAV for next EURO-CIU Meeting on April in Varese (Italy), where there will be a workshop and our institution’s GA.

Previously, we had already sent our event organization protocols with the idea to adapt them fully to AGUAV availability and the services in the area.

Schedules, debates, budgets, cultural tours, hotels, sponsors, media, communication accessibility, transcription, language interpreters, etc. Everything was studied in detail, so we urge you to reserve next April 15th to 16th 2016 in Varese (Italy), where Tizziana Basso, AGUAV President, will greet everyone.

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It was held the 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders

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Prof. Skarżyński with the participantsFestival-1On July 16th the Gala Festival of the 1st International Music Festival for Children, Youths and Adults with Hearing Disorders ‘Beats of Cochlea’ del Prof. Henryk Skarżyński took place in Witold Lutosławski Concert Studio in Warsaw (Poland).

Cochlear Implant users from Hungary, Australia, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Portugal, Romania, Israel, Germany and Austria reached the final phase of the Festival.

The spectacular auditorium of the Polish Radio and Television was full packed to see this interesting and touching gala.

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International Scientific Symposium ‘Hearing Implants and Music’ in Poland

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Mª Teresa Amat, President of EURO-CIU, chatting with Prof. Henryk Skarżyński On July 16th took place the International Scientific Symposium ‘Hearing Implants and Music’ in Warsaw (Poland).

On July 16th 1992 Prof. Henryk Skarżyński performed the first Cochlear Implant (CI) surgery in Poland. Since then, the CI center has become a reference place in the whole country and a formative center of the speciality for ENT doctors. In this same center more than 60 procedures are performed daily. Since 1992 until today, there are 4500 Cochlear Implant users in Poland.