EUD 2009 Workshops, Seminar and GA - OFFICIAL PROGRAMME

20 May 2009

Olympik

EUD, in partnership with Czech Deaf Association (SNNCR), will host their annual Workshops, Seminar and General Assembly at Prague, Czech Republic from Thursday 28th to Sunday 31st May.

The events (except for GA) are open to all and for those who would like to make an enquiry, please contact EUD as soon as possible. Further information, including costs will be announced through this website by Monday 9th March.

All events are based at Hotel Olympik, except for dinners at Prague Deaf Club and another venue.

 

 

 

 

Official Schedule - Updated - 20th May.

Wednesday 27th May

15.00 - 18.00 Arrival of EUD Board Members & Executive Director

20.00 - 22.00 Dinner with SNNCR Board

 

Thursday 28th May

09.00 - 12.30 EUD Board Meeting

09.00 - 13.00 Arrival of delegates (GA) and participants (Seminar)

14.00 - 14.45 EUD Workshop 1 - EUDY (Jenny Nilsson)

14.45 - 15.30 EUD Workshop 2 - International Day of the Deaf (Bruno Moncelle)

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 16.45 EUD Workshop 3 - Developing Countries (Asger Bergmann)

16.45 - 17.30 EUD Workshop 4 - SignSpeak Project (Mark Wheatley)

17.30 - 18.00 EUD Workshop - Summary & conclusion

19.00 - 22.00 Dinner

 

Friday 29th May

09.00 - 10.30 EUD Seminar opening session "Sign Language and Legislation"

SNNCR President - Jaroslav Paur

EUD President - Berglind Stefánsdóttír

World Federation of the Deaf President - Markku Jokinen

European Disability Forum President - Yannis Vardakastanis

Czech Parliament Board for People with Disabilities- Pavel Ptácník

 

Keynote Presenter - Prof. Dr. Christian Rathmann - University of Hamburg

Academic perspective of the importance of the steps taken to achieve the legal recognition of Sign Language in EU Member States.

 

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

 

11.00 - 11.45 Dr. Verena Krausneker - University of Vienna

On the "Report on the protection and promotion of sign languages and the rights of their users in Council of Europe member states" - and how EUD NADs can use it in their campaigns to get their Sign Language legally recognised

 

11.45 - 12.30 Dr. Adam Kosa - Hungarian Association of the Deaf

Campaign for the legal recognition of Sign Language in Hungary after the ratification of the UN Disability Convention.

 

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch

 

14.00 - 14.45 Mgr. Vera Strnadová - Czech Association of the Deaf

Overview of the legal recognition of Czech Sign Language and the amendment of the Law in 2008.

 

14.45 - 15.30 Markku Jokinen - World Federation of the Deaf

Core elements of a contribution by IDA CRPD Forum to OHCHR Thematic Study on the legal measures required for the ratification and implementation of the CRPD, following the resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council in March 2008.

 

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

 

16.00 - 17.00 Prof. Dr. Rathmann & Mark Wheatley - European Union of the Deaf

Summary of the papers presented and EUD's strategy for the legal recognition of Sign Language.

 

17.30  Bus departure to Prague Deaf Club

18.00 - 22.00 Evening meal

22.30 Bus departure back to the hotel

 

Saturday 30th May

09.00 - 10.30 EUD General Assembly 

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30 EUD General Assembly

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 15.30 EUD General Assembly

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee break

16.00 - 17.30 EUD General Assembly - Elections of the President and Board of EUD

18.30 Depart to the venue of the Gala Dinner

19.00 - 00.00 Gala Dinner

 

Sunday 31st May

09.00 - 10.30 EUD General Assembly 

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 - 12.30 EUD General Assembly

13.00 Departure