EUD Board member attended European Disability Forum's General Assembly

12 May 2010

EDF AGA

Yannis Yallouros - EUD Board member - attended the Annual General Assembly of the European Disability Forum (EDF) in Madrid, 8-9 May 2010, on behalf of the EUD.
 
During the AGA a number of subjects were discussed, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD), accessibility, elimination of discrimination in education and employment, and the impact of the financial crisis in the Eurozone and other parts of Europe.

At the AGA the Emergency Resolution on the Economic Crisis was adopted. It had been drafted earlier by a number of delegates. Yannis Yallouros was a member of the evaluation committee ensuring Deaf people were adequately represented. He encouraged EDF to make Member State and NCDP reports accessible to Deaf people by translating them into the national sign languages. This would be in line with UN CRPD’s guidelines.

 

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