After two years working on the European Deafblind Project, for Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission, the project is getting to an end. The last meeting will be held in Barcelona and offering an open day conference next 20th June. It is expected the attendance of European and Spanish authorities, as well as professionals working on disabilities, from the social services and bound to deafblindness.
This project aimed to create a common European framework for the assessment of institutional models of care for the Deafblind. The conference in Barcelona will present the specific needs of this disability and the situation among Europe. The ultimate purpose of the project is to influence the decision-making at a European level, on the basis of the data collected and relevant figures, which allow the improvement on the attention to deafblindness and avoid discriminatory situations.
The European Deafblind Project has counted on the participation of the most important organisations working for deafblindness in Europe; nine organisations as official partners, from eight different countries, and five organisations as non-official partners representing their own countries. Other fourteen European countries have collaborated on the project represented by their own organisations.
(June 18th) The registration process is already closed.
See the Programme (English, Spanish, Catalan)
European Conference on Deafblindness
Launch event of the Results of the European Deafblind Indicators Project
Project awarded by the Grundtvig Sub-programme of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission
Friday 20th June 2014, 09:00 – 17:30. CaixaForum Barcelona, Centre Social i Cultural de l’Obra Social “la Caixa”
08:30 – 09:00 Arrival and registration of participants
09:00 – 09:30 Official opening
09:30 – 11:00 Session 1: The project
Deafblind Indicators and domains
Consultant process with deafblind people and families
Q & A
The report (the book)
Q & A
11:00 – 11:30 Free time
11:30 – 12:50 Session 2: Conclusions and proposals
Project: Conclusions and proposals
Q & A
Conclusions of the session
Vision for the future
12:50 – 13:00 Presentation of the performance: look, listen, taste, touch, smell by Àurea Millan, Mosquito Productions
13:00 – 14:00 Free time for lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Hansdmatter Artistic Workshop by Guido Dettoni
This event will be held in English and will be accessible for LSC and speech to text into Spanish (subtitling). Certificate of attendance will be available for all the registered people.