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European Friendship Week
United Kingdom 2018
General Assembly Group
Barcelona 2018
Workshop Participans Group
Barcelona 2018
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Workshop and General Asembly, Barcelona 2018
European Friendship Week
United Kingdom, 2017
The Board
January 2018, Barcelona

WELCOME by the President

Teresa Amat - President
Teresa Amat - President

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EURO-CIU demands to the EU Parliament and EU Commission to #BreakCommunicationBarriers during the next #EUElections 2019 

In a letter send to the European Parliament and Commission, EURO-CIU, the European Association of Cochlear Implant Users demanded the next European Elections 2019 to be #accessible to #PersonsWithDisabilities but specially with #HearingLoss. We need to #BreakCommunicationBarriers to be totally informed.

That means we need subtitles, captioning, speech-to-text services as well as loops. We cannot vote totally informed, if we cannot follow the news, the televised debate, political meetings or the videos on the political websites because they are not accessible. Nowadays, thanks to technology, this

is not that difficult, and it should a right and not a demand.

Candidates to become or be re-elected as Members of the European Parliament should think about us as possible voters that they can reach easily with just a command to  their publicists, adjusting their adverts to differentiate themselves from the competition.

We hope the next 2019 European Elections open a way for an accessible debate where no one, including persons with disabilities, is left behind.

3-10 December: European Disability and Development Week 2018 

This year's European Disability and Development Week will run from the 3rd to the 10th December. It will start with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3rd) and conclude a week later on Human Rights Day (December 10th).

The Week is organised by International Disability and Development Consortium. EDF will organise one event as part of the week.

European Friendship Week 2019 

For cochlear implanted teenagers aged 11-17. Sunday 21st July to Saturday 27th July 2019.

The Ear Foundation is organising its 9th European Friendship Week, supported by EURO CI Users Association.

This is an outstanding cultural and English language experience, taking place in Yorkshire, UK.

EURO-CIU launches with 20 other European organizations a campaign for a Strong Accessibility Act 

On behalf of over 150.000 Cochlear Implant Users and 80 million Europeans with disabilities and 190 million people aged 50 and older we EURO-CIU, European Cochlear Implant Users Association, as well as the undersigned, call on EU leaders to agree on an ambitious European Accessibility Act before the 3rd December, European Day of Persons with Disabilities.

EDF 'Picture Equality' Photo Competition 2018 

The theme of the competition is Equality and Inclusion of persons with disabilities. According to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, all persons with disabilities have the right to live where and with whom they want, go to a mainstream inclusive school and have a regular job, vote in the elections and go to the movies or sport club as anyone else. Persons with disabilities should not be discriminated against because of their disability. They should receive the support they need to participate in all aspects of life and society as anyone else.

This theme must be implemented into the photo submissions. Feel free to be creative and unique. However, do not stray away from the goal of the theme. Photos which are not relevant will not be considered for the competition.

 If you’ve been lucky enough to go on a plane, you’ll know that when you’re taking off or landing sometimes your ears can feel rather funny…

8th European Friendship Week (EFW) 2018 

What a week!

It has been an amazing week for everyone here. There are too many words to say about it. Every single young person were absolutely amazing throughout the week and we are so proud of them. We have seen every individual develop throughout the week, which we are really pleased about.
We enjoyed meeting them and we enjoyed getting to know to them, and they all have fascinating stories about themselves.

This week couldn't get better, we are so pleased that this week went amazingly well and we hope that they have enjoyed their holiday here and they treasure those special memories with them.

Cochlear will donate 30€ for each completed Cochlear Quiz in the next Antwerp Congress 

Ana Peláez Narváez is the first woman with a disability  elected for the U.N. Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women. 

A Europe for all its people 

 8th European Friendship Week (EFW) 2018

Sunday July 22nd – Saturday July 28th 2018

Workshop and General Assembly Barcelona 2018

3 March 2018: World Hearing Day

 “Cochlear Implant: No Limits” slogan for 2018 International Cochlear Implant Day 

EURO-CIU joins the "Manifesto on Hearing Loss and Disability" 

Accessibility Act: European Parliament pass the draft “European Accessibility Act” with several improvements 

Activity report on World Hearing Day 2017, 3 March

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