Gerry Hughes Newshttp://gerrysmhughes.com/news.php?action=archiveThe latest news from the Gerry Hughes Website.Xyros Content ManagerGerry.HughesPA@virginmedia.comGerry.HughesPA@virginmedia.comUpdate March/April 2008http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+March%2FApril+2008-n-30.htmlEUD Members NewsUN CONVENTION - Joint ITU and G3ict Forum 2008 on “The Convention on the R...Thu, 01 May 2008 00:00:00 GMTLithuania - 70 Years Conferencehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Lithuania+-+70+Years+Conference-n-27.htmlText........Sun, 28 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMTWFD Board Meeting at Chilehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//WFD+Board+Meeting+at+Chile-n-28.htmlWorld Federation of the Deaf (WFD) held their Board Meeting at Santiago, Chile from Monday 29th Sept...Wed, 01 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMTWFD Seminar at Santiago, Chilehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//WFD+Seminar+at+Santiago%2C+Chile-n-29.html...Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:00:00 GMTUpdate January/February 2008http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+January%2FFebruary+2008-n-31.htmlEUD Members NewsCross Linguistic Sign language research-3 conference (CLSLR-3)Sign linguists from ar...Sat, 01 Mar 2008 00:00:00 GMTUpdate November/December 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+November%2FDecember+2007-n-32.htmlEUD Members NewsBerglind Stefansdottir elected as EUD PresidentDuring EUD Board Meeting at Brussels ...Tue, 01 Jan 2008 00:00:00 GMTUpdate October 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+October+2007-n-33.htmlEUD Members NewsDøves Jul reaches out to all elementary schoolsThis year Døves Jul is more than just...Thu, 01 Nov 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate September 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+September+2007-n-34.htmlEUD Members NewsFlemish Sign Language is alive! - Flemish Deaf Association launches awareness campai...Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate June 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+June+2007-n-35.htmlEUD NewsPart-time Administrator wanted for EUDDeadline for applications: Friday 3rd August 2007The E...Sun, 01 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate June 2007 - Special Issuehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+June+2007+-+Special+Issue-n-36.htmlEUD 2007 Seminar on Equal Opportunities for All ReportEUD Seminar onSeminar on Equal Opportunities f...Wed, 04 Jul 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate May 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+May+2007-n-37.htmlEUD NewsEUD President attends International Conference “The Linguistic Rights of the Deaf:...Fri, 01 Jun 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate April 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+April+2007-n-38.htmlEUD Members NewsBristol University’s Deaf Studies Centre Visit Great SuccessThe Cyprus Fed...Tue, 01 May 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate March 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+March+2007-n-39.htmlEUD Members NewsFormer EUD Board member Wolfgang CZEMPIN passed awayOn 22 February 2007 former DGB (...Sun, 01 Apr 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate February 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+February+2007-n-40.htmlEUD NewsCall for interns at EUD office during summer 2007EUD is happy to welcome one or more interns...Thu, 01 Mar 2007 00:00:00 GMTUpdate January 2007http://gerrysmhughes.com//Update+January+2007-n-41.htmlEUD Members NewsFlemish Deaf History CongressIn the Flemish Deaf Community, 2006 will be remembered ...Thu, 01 Feb 2007 00:00:00 GMT4th German Culture Days of the Deafhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//4th+German+Culture+Days+of+the+Deaf-n-45.html4th German Culture Days of the Deaf were attended by over 3,000 Deaf people from all over Germany an...Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMTMarch for 100% Subtitles at Kln, Germanyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//March+for+100%25+Subtitles+at+K%F6ln%2C+Germany-n-46.htmlAfter the 4th German Days of Culture Mark Wheatley, along with Alexander von Meyenn and the Board of...Fri, 29 Aug 2008 00:00:00 GMTEUDY Camp at Belgrade, Serbiahttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUDY+Camp+at+Belgrade%2C+Serbia-n-47.htmlMark Wheatley was invited to EUDY (European Union of the Deaf Youth) biannual camp at Belgrade, Serb...Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:00:00 GMTWarsaw Deaf Society - 60 Years Conferencehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Warsaw+Deaf+Society+-+60+Years+Conference-n-48.htmlEUD President Berglind Stefánsdóttir and EUD Executive Director Mark Wheatley attended the Conferenc...Mon, 15 Sep 2008 00:00:00 GMTTen reasons to have sign language recognisedhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Ten+reasons+to+have+sign+language+recognised-n-49.htmlThe question for governments is not whether to recognise sign language, but when and how to do that....Fri, 07 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTWeb TV for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Peoplehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Web+TV+for+the+Deaf+and+Hard+of+Hearing+People-n-50.htmlThe Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clubs Association as well as its member clubs are performing special so...Fri, 07 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTEuropean Commission selects Significan't of UK to receive e-Inclusion Awardhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//European+Commission+selects+Significan%27t+of+UK+to+receive+e-Inclusion+Award-n-51.htmlSignifican't has received a special award from the European Commission for its SignVideo service. Th...Fri, 07 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTSignmark goes Eurovision!http://gerrysmhughes.com//Signmark+goes+Eurovision%21-n-52.htmlThe Eurovision committee has invited deaf hip hop artist Signmark to attend in the 2009 Eurovision s...Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTUN DISABILITY RIGHTS CONVENTION - First Committee of experts electedhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//UN+DISABILITY+RIGHTS+CONVENTION+-+First+Committee+of+experts+elected-n-53.htmlThe first Conference of States Parties on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabiliti...Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTEDF Youth Committee discussed its future activities and action plan on young people with disabilitieshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EDF+Youth+Committee+discussed+its+future+activities+and+action+plan+on+young+people+with+disabilities-n-54.htmlThe members of the Youth Committee held their annual meeting on 18 October 2008 in Brussels to defin...Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTCouncil of Europe Human Rights Commissioner sets out recommendationshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Council+of+Europe+Human+Rights+Commissioner+sets+out+recommendations-n-55.htmlThomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner on Human Rights, published a "viewpoint" recognizi...Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTEUD participated in seminar on the new US rule on access to air travel for people with disabilitieshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+participated+in+seminar+on+the+new+US+rule+on+access+to+air+travel+for+people+with+disabilities-n-56.htmlThe US Department of Transport organised on 17 October an information seminar in Paris on the new re...Mon, 24 Nov 2008 00:00:00 GMTEUD General Assemblyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+General+Assembly-n-57.htmlEUD held their annual General Assembly at Lyon, France on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th November. EU...Tue, 09 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMTEuropean Day of People with Disabilities Conferencehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//European+Day+of+People+with+Disabilities+Conference-n-58.htmlTo mark the European Day of People with Disabilities, the European Commission organised a policy con...Wed, 10 Dec 2008 00:00:00 GMTDr. dm KSA, President of SINOSZ to run for MEPhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Dr.+%C1d%E1m+K%D3SA%2C+President+of+SINOSZ+to+run+for+MEP-n-59.htmlThe national committee of FIDESZ (www.fidesz.hu) approved the list of European Parliament representa...Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMTCIP ICT Policy Support Programme Information Dayhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//CIP+ICT+Policy+Support+Programme+Information+Day-n-60.htmlOn 26 January 2009,The European Commission organised anInformation Dayon the Third Call for proposal...Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMTEuropean Research Agendas for Disability Equality (EuRADE)http://gerrysmhughes.com//European+Research+Agendas+for+Disability+Equality+%28EuRADE%29-n-61.htmlThe principal academic researchers are Professors Mark Priestley (Leeds) and Lisa Waddington (Maastr...Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMT2009 European Election Manifesto "Nothing about Disabled People, Without Disabled People"http://gerrysmhughes.com//2009+European+Election+Manifesto+%22Nothing+about+Disabled+People%2C+Without+Disabled+People%22-n-62.htmlEuropean Disability Forum (EDF) made public its 2009 European Election Manifesto "Nothing about Disa...Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMTCzech EU Presidency to work under the motto "Europe without Barriers"http://gerrysmhughes.com//Czech+EU+Presidency+to+work+under+the+motto+%22Europe+without+Barriers%22-n-63.htmlOn 1st January the France handed over the leading role of the EU to the Czech Republic which priorit...Fri, 30 Jan 2009 00:00:00 GMTEDF European elections campaign websitehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EDF+European+elections+campaign+website-n-64.htmlThe EDF European elections campaign website www.disabilityvotescount.eu has officially been launched...Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMTSlovenia wins an an Outstanding Accessibility 112 awardhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Slovenia+wins+an+an+%93Outstanding+Accessibility+112%94+award-n-65.htmlNadège Riche, EDF policy officer awarded "Outstanding Accessibility 112" award to the representative...Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMTEUD 2009 Workshops, Seminar and GA - OFFICIAL PROGRAMMEhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+2009+Workshops%2C+Seminar+and+GA+-+OFFICIAL+PROGRAMME-n-66.htmlEUD, in partnership with Czech Deaf Association (SNNCR), will host their annual Workshops, Seminar a...Wed, 20 May 2009 00:00:00 GMTCzech EU Presidency: "Europe without Barriers also means freedom over physical and attitude frontiers"http://gerrysmhughes.com//Czech+EU+Presidency%3A+%22Europe+without+Barriers+also+means+freedom+over+physical+and+attitude+frontiers%22-n-67.htmlPrague, 1st march 2009 - Czech Minister Pavel Svoboda's official speech was addressed to the Board m...Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMTDeaf People and Human Rights Report Launchedhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Deaf+People+and+Human+Rights+Report+Launched-n-68.htmlThe "Deaf People and Human Rights" report is based on a survey that is, up until now, the largest kn...Wed, 04 Mar 2009 00:00:00 GMTLIVE broadcast of the General Assembly of the Swiss Federation of the Deafhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//LIVE+broadcast+of+the+General+Assembly+of+the+Swiss+Federation+of+the+Deaf-n-69.htmlSpecial Announcement The first world-wide premiere in Europe LIVE broadcast of the Swiss Federatio...Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 GMTNew EUD Board Elected!http://gerrysmhughes.com//New+EUD+Board+Elected%21-n-70.htmlEUD Board was elected by delegates from 26 countries at the annual General Assembly at Prague, Czech...Sun, 31 May 2009 00:00:00 GMTdm Ksa elected as a Member of European Parliamenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//%C1d%E1m+K%F3sa+elected+as+a+Member+of+European+Parliament-n-71.htmlÁdám Kósa won his seat in the European Parliament as his party FIDESZ secured 56.37% of the votes na...Mon, 08 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMTHelga Stevens re-elected as a Member of Flemish Parliamenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Helga+Stevens+re-elected+as+a+Member+of+Flemish+Parliament-n-72.htmlFormer EUD Director and President, Helga Stevens, was re-elected to serve the second term in the Fle...Tue, 09 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMTFour Deaf Parliamentarians in Europe!http://gerrysmhughes.com//Four+Deaf+Parliamentarians+in+Europe%21-n-73.htmlEUD would like to take this opportunity to announce that there are four Deaf Members of Parliaments ...Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMTHelene Jarmer becomes the first Austrian Deaf Member of Parliamenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Helene+Jarmer+becomes+the+first+Austrian+Deaf+Member+of+Parliament-n-74.htmlThe Austrian Green Party recently won two seats at the European Parliament therefore clearing the wa...Mon, 15 Jun 2009 00:00:00 GMTSINOSZ, the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, published the training manual - Human Rights. Yes!http://gerrysmhughes.com//SINOSZ%2C+the+Hungarian+Association+of+the+Deaf+and+Hard+of+Hearing%2C+published+the+training+manual+-+Human+Rights.+Yes%21-n-75.htmlSINOSZ, the Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, publishedthe training manual "Hum...Mon, 13 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMTHistory have been created today at the European Parliament by Deaf MEP Dr. dm Ksahttp://gerrysmhughes.com//History+have+been+created+today+at+the+European+Parliament+by+Deaf+MEP+Dr.+%C1d%E1m+K%F3sa-n-76.htmlIn the European Parliament's official website there is a mention of Ádám's historic address:For the ...Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:00:00 GMTCouncil decides on the European Community becoming a party to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD)http://gerrysmhughes.com//Council+decides+on+the+European+Community+becoming+a+party+to+the+UN+Convention+on+the+Rights+of+Persons+with+Disabilities+%28UNCRPD%29-n-77.htmlThe Council Decision will later be followed by the deposit with the UN of the instrument of formal c...Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMTThe world's most complex sign language bill passed in Hungaryhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//The+world%27s+most+complex+sign+language+bill+passed+in+Hungary-n-78.htmlThe act - being the second in this respect among the member states of the European Union after Finla...Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMTEmployment vacancy at EUDhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Employment+vacancy+at+EUD-n-79.htmlEuropean Union of the Deaf -SIGNSPEAK Project Officer Job Description Reports to: Executive Direct...Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMTMark Wheatley at seminar in Amsterdamhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Mark+Wheatley+at+seminar+in+Amsterdam-n-82.html On Saturday, 16 January 2010 Mark Wheatley attended a seminar on European Deaf Cinema and the foun...Sat, 16 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMTEUD New Year's Receptionhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+New+Year%27s+Reception-n-83.htmlThe EUD had a New Year's reception on Monday 11 January 2010. It was a great success and we are hopi...Mon, 11 Jan 2010 00:00:00 GMTAccessible Atomiumhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Accessible+Atomium-n-84.htmlThe Atomium is a monument built for Expo '58, the 1958 Brussels World's Fair in Belgium. Designed by...Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMT50 Years Icelandic Deaf Assocationhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//50+Years+Icelandic+Deaf+Assocation-n-85.html The EUD team attended the 50-year anniversary of the Icelandic Association of the Deaf ...Thu, 11 Feb 2010 00:00:00 GMTSign Language Interpreter Service in Belgradehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Sign+Language+Interpreter+Service+in+Belgrade-n-86.htmlThe Belgrade City Organisation of the Deaf (Gradska Organizacija Gluvih Beograd, GOGB) is happy to a...Thu, 01 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMTMediate Meeting Barcelonahttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Mediate+Meeting+Barcelona-n-87.html Mark Wheatley attended the second Mediate meeting in Barcelona. Mediate (Methodolo...Wed, 03 Mar 2010 00:00:00 GMTEmployment for Persons with Disabilities - Key for social inclusion and personal developmenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Employment+for+Persons+with+Disabilities+-+Key+for+social+inclusion+and+personal+development-n-88.htmlMark Wheatley attended the event "Employment for Persons with Disabilities - Key for social inclusio...Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMTFace to Face with Van Rompuyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Face+to+Face+with+Van+Rompuy-n-89.htmlThe Disability Pact gets the EU President's attentionThe European Disability Forum (EDF) have issued...Mon, 19 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMTFourth Deaf European Parliamentarian Electedhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Fourth+Deaf+European+Parliamentarian+Elected-n-91.html Dr Gergely Tapolczai is the first EUD board member to be elected to a national parliament. He is a...Fri, 30 Apr 2010 00:00:00 GMTEUD supports the campaign to rescue Deaf Studies at Bristol Universityhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+supports+the+campaign+to+rescue+Deaf+Studies+at+Bristol+University-n-92.html The European Union of the Deaf (EUD) supports the campaign t...Thu, 13 May 2010 00:00:00 GMTEUD Board member attended European Disability Forum's General Assemblyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Board+member+attended+European+Disability+Forum%27s+General+Assembly-n-93.html Yannis Yallouros - EUD Board member - attended the Annual General Assembly of the ...Wed, 12 May 2010 00:00:00 GMTGergely Tapolczai's first speech in Hungarian Parliamenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Gergely+Tapolczai%27s+first+speech+in+Hungarian+Parliament-n-94.htmlGergely Tapolczai, the fourth Deaf Parliamentarian and first Deaf person in the Hungarian Parliament...Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMTEUD is searching for an Intern in Augusthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+is+searching+for+an+Intern+in+August-n-95.htmlShort Term PlacementResearch Assistant – European Union of the DeafAugust 2010 –...Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:00:00 GMT1st International Congress "Education through Sign Language" http://gerrysmhughes.com//1st+International+Congress+%22Education+through+Sign+Language%22+-n-96.htmlMark Wheatley will be presenting at the 1st International Congress"Education through Sign Language" ...Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMTEDF - International Sign videos now online!http://gerrysmhughes.com//EDF+-+International+Sign+videos+now+online%21-n-97.htmlEDF - The European Disability Forum goes one step further in making their website accessible. Now th...Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMTImplementation of Sign Language Legislation Conference on Fri 19 Nov 2010http://gerrysmhughes.com//Implementation+of+Sign+Language+Legislation+Conference+on+Fri+19+Nov+2010-n-98.htmlDr. Ádám Kósa, MEP from theEuropean People's Party,and the European Union of the Deaf would like to ...Wed, 07 Jul 2010 00:00:00 GMTDesign Award: New SignSpeak Logohttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Design+Award%3A+New+SignSpeak+Logo-n-100.htmlThe SignSpeak consortium is in search of a new logo. What is SignSpeak? It is an EC funded three-yea...Fri, 06 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMTDGB (German Deaf Association) Surveyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//DGB+%28German+Deaf+Association%29+Survey-n-101.htmlThe German Deaf Association have created a short survey to examine the situation of Deaf people arou...Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMTHungarian Parallel Report Last Week in Budapest Launchedhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Hungarian+Parallel+Report+Last+Week+in+Budapest+Launched-n-102.htmlRights of Persons with Disabilities or Disabled Rights?The Hungarian Parallel Report Was Launched La...Wed, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 GMTImplementation of SL Legislation Conference - Preliminary Programme Now Available!http://gerrysmhughes.com//Implementation+of+SL+Legislation+Conference+-+Preliminary+Programme+Now+Available%21-n-103.htmlÁdám Kósa and the EUD are happy to announce that the programme for the European Parliament conferenc...Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMTImplementation of Sign Language Legislation Conferencehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Implementation+of+Sign+Language+Legislation+Conference-n-104.htmlThe Implementation of Sign Language Legislation Conference is now officially under the High Patronag...Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMTImplementation of Sign Language Legislation Conference - Final Programmehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Implementation+of+Sign+Language+Legislation+Conference+-+Final+Programme-n-105.htmlThe final programme for the Implementation of Sign Language Conference is now available. Clickhereto...Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 GMTTravel agency condemned for discriminating against a deaf client in Belgiumhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Travel+agency+condemned+for+discriminating+against+a+deaf+client+in+Belgium-n-106.html The Ghent Commercial Court sentenced a travel agency that offers adventurous holidays for discrimi...Mon, 11 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMTDeaf Football Fan Granted Righthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Deaf+Football+Fan+Granted+Right-n-107.html First Austrian judgement because of lack of subtitles A deaf man who was supported by „Kl...Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMTConference Deadline - Two Weeks To Go -http://gerrysmhughes.com//Conference+Deadline+-+Two+Weeks+To+Go+--n-108.htmlTwo more weeks until the final deadline for the Implementation of Sign Language Legislation Conferen...Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:00:00 GMTMerry Christmas and a Happy New Year!http://gerrysmhughes.com//Merry+Christmas+and+a+Happy+New+Year%21-n-109.html...Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMTMore info on the Conference & Pictureshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//More+info+on+the+Conference+%26+Pictures-n-110.htmlFor everyone who was not able to attend: More pictures can be found on ourFacebook Fanpage. With tha...Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:00:00 GMTScottish Parliament Discusses Brussels Declarationhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Scottish+Parliament+Discusses+Brussels+Declaration-n-113.htmlFor the first time theBrussels Declarationwas mentioned in a Parliament. Cathie Craigie, Member of t...Tue, 18 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD New Year's Receptionhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+New+Year%27s+Reception-n-114.htmlEUD are proud to have hosted its second New Year's reception at the EUD office in Brussels yesterday...Thu, 27 Jan 2011 00:00:00 GMTJob Vacancy: SignSpeak Project Officerhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Job+Vacancy%3A+SignSpeak+Project+Officer-n-115.htmlPosition: SignSpeak Project Officer Reports to: Executive Director Annual Salary: 19.000€...Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 GMTJob Vacancy: 3 months Internshiphttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Job+Vacancy%3A+3+months+Internship-n-116.htmlIntern Job Description Reports to: Policy Officer & Communications OfficerSalary: &euro...Wed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMTDaaflux representatives meet Viviane Redinghttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Daaflux+representatives+meet+Viviane+Reding-n-118.htmlRecognition of German Sign Language in Luxembourg? Shouldn't be a problem - says Viviane Reding in a...Mon, 14 Mar 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD proudly welcomes new staffhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+proudly+welcomes+new+staff-n-119.htmlEUD extends a warm welcome to Annika Pabsch, Lars Knudsen and Sofiya Kalinova at the EUD office.Anni...Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMTMark Wheatley moderator at high-level conference in Budapesthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Mark+Wheatley+moderator+at+high-level+conference+in+Budapest-n-120.html Mark Wheatley, EUD Executive Director was one of the moderators at yesterday&...Thu, 21 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD at Flemish Sign Language recognition press conferencehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+at++Flemish+Sign+Language+recognition+press+conference-n-121.html Deaf Community takes signs into its own hands EUD attended a press conference at t...Tue, 26 Apr 2011 00:00:00 GMTCelebration Event of the 5th Anniversary of VGT Recognitionhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Celebration+Event+of+the+5th+Anniversary+of+VGT+Recognition-n-122.htmlMark Wheatley, the Executive Director of EUD, Lars Knudsen, EUD's Media and Communication Officer an...Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTAnna Marieken van Kampen is the new SignSpeak Project Officerhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Anna+Marieken+van+Kampen+is+the+new+SignSpeak+Project+Officer-n-124.html We would like to introduce you to our newest employee. Anna Marieken van Kampen....Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTLive broadcast of the SGB-FSS General Assemblyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Live+broadcast+of+the+SGB-FSS+General+Assembly-n-123.htmlThe Swiss Federation of the Deaf (SGB-FSS) is pleased to annonuce that there will be live broadcast ...Thu, 05 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTUNCRPD: 100th Ratification http://gerrysmhughes.com//UNCRPD%3A+100th+Ratification+-n-125.html On 10 May 2011, Colombia became the 100th country to ratify the United Nations C...Fri, 13 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTBudapest to host annual EUD General Assemblyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Budapest+to+host+annual+EUD+General+Assembly-n-126.html Hungary’s capital Budapest is proud to be the host for the annual EUD ...Thu, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD asks for formal recognition of Italian Sign Language by the Italian Statehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+asks+for+formal+recognition+of+Italian+Sign+Language+by+the+Italian+State-n-127.html During the EUD General Assembly yesterday, the EUD President Bergl...Mon, 30 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD congratulates the deaf community in Iceland with the recent recognition of Icelandic Sign Language in its constitutionhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+congratulates+the+deaf+community+in+Iceland+with+the+recent+recognition+of+Icelandic+Sign+Language+in+its+constitution-n-128.html Friday the 27th May 2011, was a memorable day for all deaf people in Iceland and...Mon, 30 May 2011 00:00:00 GMTVodafone Foundation Smart Accessibility Award 2011http://gerrysmhughes.com//Vodafone+Foundation+Smart+Accessibility+Award+2011-n-129.html Yesterday, Tuesday 14 June, EUD staff attended the launch of the Vodafone Founda...Wed, 15 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD at Digital Agenda Assemblyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+at+Digital+Agenda+Assembly-n-130.htmlEUD Communication and Media Officer, Lars Knudsen and Annika Pabsch, the Policy Officer are attendin...Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMThttp://gerrysmhughes.com//-n-131.html...Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 GMTEuropean Parliament Adopts MEP dm Ksa's Report on Mobility of Disabled Personshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//European+Parliament+Adopts+MEP+%C1d%E1m+K%F3sa%27s+Report+on+Mobility+of+Disabled+Persons-n-135.htmlThe EMPL Committee (Employment and Social Affairs Committee) at the European Parliament adopted theD...Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD Policy Officer attends conference "Deaf Education: Changed by Cochlear Implantation?"http://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Policy+Officer+attends+conference+%96+%22Deaf+Education%3A+Changed+by+Cochlear+Implantation%3F%22-n-132.html On 9 and 10 June 2011, EUD Policy Officer Annika Pabsch attended a conference in...Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTJob Vacancy: 3 months Internship at the EUD officehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Job+Vacancy%3A+3+months+Internship+at+the+EUD+office-n-133.html Intern Job Description Reports to: Policy Officer & Communication and Media Officer Sala...Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTFirst deaf intern at the European Parliamenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//First+deaf+intern+at+the+European+Parliament-n-134.html Eeva Tupi from Finland became the first deaf person to work as an intern at the Europe...Wed, 22 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTNew Partnership Agreement between EUD and EDSOhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//New+Partnership+Agreement+between+EUD+and+EDSO-n-136.html On the annual European Union of the Deaf (EUD) General Assembly in Budapest last month, ...Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 GMTWFD and WFDY Board Elections Sunday 17 July 2011 http://gerrysmhughes.com//WFD+and+WFDY+Board+Elections+Sunday+17+July+2011+-n-137.htmlThe World Federation of the Deaf recently elected a new Board and President at their quadrennial con...Mon, 25 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMTAccess City Award 2012http://gerrysmhughes.com//Access+City+Award+2012-n-138.html The Access City Award is an award for accessible cities across Europe, which is now...Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMTDisability Intergroup 28 June 2011http://gerrysmhughes.com//Disability+Intergroup+28+June+2011-n-139.htmlEUD staff attended the Disability Intergroup meeting at the European Parliament on 28 June 2011. Pre...Wed, 27 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMTWHO Report on Disability 2011http://gerrysmhughes.com//WHO+Report+on+Disability+2011-n-140.html The recently launched World Health Organization (WHO) Report on Disability, which i...Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMTNational Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Slovenia decorated by President Turkhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//National+Association+for+the+Deaf+and+Hard+of+Hearing+of+Slovenia+decorated+by+President+Turk-n-141.html On 11 July 2011, the National Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing of Sl...Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTResolution Sign language is the key to educationhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Resolution+%93Sign+language+is+the+key+to+education%94-n-142.html Last year, the German Deaf Association (DGB), the Austrian Deaf Association (ÖG...Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTdm Ksa hosts new hearing on Mobility and Inclusion of People with Disabilitieshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//%C1d%E1m+K%F3sa+hosts+new+hearing+on+Mobility+and+Inclusion+of+People+with+Disabilities-n-143.htmlDr. Ádám Kósa, Member of the European Parliament, has organised a new hearing on the Mobility and In...Tue, 09 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD Priorities for the Polish Presidency July December 2011http://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Priorities+for+the+Polish+Presidency+July+%96+December+2011-n-144.htmlThe Polish Trio Presidency will be running from 1 July to 31 December 2011. In the midst of an econo...Wed, 10 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTFundamental rights: challenges and achievements in 2010http://gerrysmhughes.com//Fundamental+rights%3A+challenges+and+achievements+in+2010-n-145.html The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) recently published their ...Wed, 17 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTEuropean Year of Volunteering 2011http://gerrysmhughes.com//European+Year+of+Volunteering+2011-n-146.html Volunteering is generally described as an unpaid activity for the benefit of oth...Fri, 19 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTWant to work with EUDY as intern?http://gerrysmhughes.com//Want+to+work+with+EUDY+as+intern%3F-n-147.htmlWant to work with EUDY ad intern? Title: Project officer internshipReports ...Thu, 25 Aug 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD Board Meeting in Munichhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Board+Meeting+in+Munich-n-148.html The Board Meeting of the European Union of the Deaf (EUD) will take place this weekend...Thu, 01 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTJoint Meeting EUD - DGB in Munichhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Joint+Meeting+EUD+-+DGB+in+Munich-n-149.htmlThis morning EUD had a joint meeting with the German Deaf Association (Deutscher Gehörlosenbund, DGB...Sat, 03 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD Board Member Gergely Tapolczai in the UN Headquartershttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Board+Member+Gergely+Tapolczai+in+the+UN+Headquarters-n-150.html The United Nations (UN) is hosting the fourth session of the Conference of State...Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD is looking for Interim Personal Communication Assistant (PCA) to the Executive Directorhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+is+looking+for+Interim+Personal+Communication+Assistant+%28PCA%29+to+the+Executive+Director-n-151.htmlInterim Personal Communication Assistant (PCA) to the Executive DirectorReports to: Executive Direct...Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTWritten Declaration on accessible 112 emergency services launchedhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Written+Declaration+on+accessible+112+emergency+services+launched-n-152.html The European Union of the Deaf is proud to be co-ordinating the Written Declaration 35/2011 campaig...Wed, 14 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTNew Intern at the EUD officehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//New+Intern+at+the+EUD+office-n-153.html EUD would like to introduce you to our new intern, Delphine le Maire from Belgiu...Mon, 19 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD invited to the 4th National Congress of the Swiss Federation of the Deafhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+invited+to+the+4th+National+Congress+of+the+Swiss+Federation+of+the+Deaf-n-154.html EUD Executive Director, Mark Wheatley is invited to attend the 4th National Cong...Wed, 21 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD officially supports the 300 years anniversary of Abb de L'pehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+officially+supports+the+300+years+anniversary+of+Abb%E9+de+L%27%C9p%E9e-n-155.html 2012 will be a great year for Deaf people and sign language around the world. In...Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD congratulates first Deaf German as district council member in Berlinhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+congratulates+first+Deaf+German+as+district+council+member+in+Berlin-n-156.html With Martin Zierold another Deaf politician was elected last Sunday in the local elections in...Thu, 22 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTParticipation of older people in volunteering activities: a reality?http://gerrysmhughes.com//Participation+of+older+people+in+volunteering+activities%3A+a+reality%3F-n-157.html On 21 September 2011, EUD intern Delphine le Maire attended the Intergroup on Ag...Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTSign languages are celebrated for the first time at the European Day of Languageshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Sign+languages+are+celebrated+for+the+first+time+at+the+European+Day+of+Languages-n-158.html The European Union of the Deaf (EUD) and the Council of Europe (CoE) celebrate the 10th Anniversar...Mon, 26 Sep 2011 00:00:00 GMTE-accessibility for deaf people in Sloveniahttp://gerrysmhughes.com//E-accessibility+for+deaf+people+in+Slovenia-n-159.html The project “E-accessibility for deaf people” carried out by...Mon, 03 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTFuture European Accessibility Requirements in the built environmenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Future+European+Accessibility+Requirements+in+the+built+environment-n-160.html On Wednesday 28 September 2011, Delphine le Maire, EUD intern, attended the open...Tue, 04 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTAustrian Broadcasting Company to pay compensation over missing subtitles on DVDhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Austrian+Broadcasting+Company+to+pay+compensation+over+missing+subtitles+on+DVD-n-161.htmlThe Austrian Broadcasting Company (ORF – Österreichischer Rundfunk) produced a DVD in 2009...Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTCourt of Appeal: Flemish Government discriminates deaf pupilshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Court+of+Appeal%3A+Flemish+Government+discriminates+deaf+pupils-n-162.html A milestone for equal educational opportunities for deaf pupils: the Court of ...Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTSign language accessibility at the European Parliaments Visitors Centrehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Sign+language+accessibility+at+the+European+Parliament%92s+Visitors%92+Centre-n-163.html Today, 14th October 2011, The Parlamentarium, the Visitor’s Centre of ...Fri, 14 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTInternational conference: Sign languages as Endangered Languageshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//International+conference%3A+%93Sign+languages+as+Endangered+Languages%94-n-164.html Ål Experiential College and Conference Center for Deaf People will host an inter...Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTStatus of EUDs Written Declaration campaign on accessible 112 emergency serviceshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Status+of+EUD%92s+Written+Declaration+campaign+on+accessible+112+emergency+services-n-165.html The European Union of the Deaf (EUD) are in the middle of their Written Declaration 35/2011 c...Tue, 18 Oct 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD Board Meeting in Norwayhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Board+Meeting+in+Norway-n-166.htmlThe Board Meeting of the European Union of the Deaf (EUD) will take place this weekend in Aal, Norwa...Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMTSign Languages status under threat in Denmark and the Netherlands?http://gerrysmhughes.com//Sign+Languages%92+status+under+threat+in+Denmark+and+the+Netherlands%3F-n-167.html PRESS RELEASE - Sign Languages’ status under threat in Denmark and the Neth...Tue, 08 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMTSign bilingualism is a human right, not a privilege!'http://gerrysmhughes.com//%91Sign+bilingualism+is+a+human+right%2C+not+a+privilege%21%27-n-168.htmlThe third day of the WFD-EUD conference in Ål, Norway concentrated on exploring positive examples fr...Wed, 09 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMTBilingualism as a basic human right for deaf children in educationhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Bilingualism+as+a+basic+human+right+for+deaf+children+in+education-n-169.htmlPRESS RELEASE - Bilingual education is the only way for deaf children to gain equal opportunities an...Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD WD112 Press Releasehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+WD112+Press+Release-n-170.htmlEuropean Parliament adopts Written Declaration on the need for accessible 112 emergency services ...Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:00 GMTEFSLI 2012 Conference: Call for papershttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EFSLI+2012+Conference%3A+Call+for+papers-n-171.html The Austrian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (ÖGSDV) is proud to...Fri, 02 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTThe first State of the Union on Disability http://gerrysmhughes.com//The+first+State+of+the+Union+on+Disability+-n-172.htmlPRESS RELEASE BY EUROPEAN DISABILITY FORUM - Today, the first State of the Union on Disability was o...Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTDialogue: World Report on Disability at the European Parliamenthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//%93Dialogue%3A+World+Report+on+Disability%94+at+the+European+Parliament-n-173.htmlToday, 7 December 2011, MEP Ádám Kósa hosted an important conference entitled "Dialogue: World Repor...Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTJob Vacancy: 3 months Internship at the EUD officehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Job+Vacancy%3A+3+months+Internship+at+the+EUD+office-n-174.html Are you a young Deaf European sign language user having completed or under...Thu, 08 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTEUD Christmas Greetingshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Christmas+Greetings-n-175.html Season's Greetings from the European Union of the Deaf. We wish you a wonderful...Thu, 22 Dec 2011 00:00:00 GMTHappy New Year 2012!http://gerrysmhughes.com//Happy+New+Year+2012%21-n-176.htmlToday, 9th January 2012, the EUD office is back in action with two new interns, one from EUDY and on...Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMTEUD New Year's Receptionhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+New+Year%27s+Reception-n-177.htmlEUD is proud to have hosted the annual New Year's Reception at the European Parliament in Brussels ...Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMTEUD congratulates EFSLI for successful co-operation with AIIC http://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+congratulates+EFSLI+for+successful+co-operation+with+AIIC+-n-178.html EUD would like to warmly congratulate the European Forum of Sign Language ...Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMTFollow the European Citizens' Initiative Conference with International Signhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Follow+the+European+Citizens%27+Initiative+Conference+with+International+Sign-n-179.htmlEUD Policy Officer Annika Pabsch and EUD Intern Jeppe Vestenaa are at the European Citizens' Initi...Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMTMeet your MEP: Morten Lkkegaardhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Meet+your+MEP%3A+Morten+L%F8kkegaard-n-180.htmlToday, we launch an exciting new video programme called 'Meet your MEP'. The host of the programme,...Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:00:00 GMTREACH112 Final Conferencehttp://gerrysmhughes.com//REACH112+Final+Conference-n-181.html 21st Century Telecommunications Equality and Next Generation 112 Accessibi...Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTMeet your MEP: Rosa Estars Ferraguthttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Meet+your+MEP%3A+Rosa+Estar%E0s+Ferragut-n-182.htmlOur second guest is MEP Rosa Estaràs Ferragut from Spain. She is member of the European People's ...Fri, 10 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTCall for participants: Deaf Interpreters working seminarhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//Call+for+participants%3A+Deaf+Interpreters+working+seminar-n-183.html efsli working seminar13th September 2012Vienna, AustriaProgrammeThe efsl...Mon, 13 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTEUD Priorities for the Danish Presidencyhttp://gerrysmhughes.com//EUD+Priorities+for+the+Danish+Presidency-n-184.htmlThe Danish Presidency will run from 1 January to 30 June 2012. It is the second in the Trio Poland,...Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTUNESCO International Mother Language Day http://gerrysmhughes.com//UNESCO+International+Mother+Language+Day+-n-185.htmlToday - 21 February 2012 - is the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organi...Tue, 21 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMTe-Inclusion Awards 2012 Now Open for Entrieshttp://gerrysmhughes.com//e-Inclusion+Awards+2012+Now+Open+for+Entries-n-186.htmlEuropean Union of the Deaf encourages all Deaf people in Europe to attend the competition 'e-Inclusi...Fri, 24 Feb 2012 00:00:00 GMT