March 2021

Our publication of the statement on Intersectionality

  Statement and video in International Sign  ➞

During the Extraordinary General Assembly that took place last month, EUD together with its members approved the statement on Intersectionality. It is now available on our website.

Follow the weekly read-outs in International Sign

  Weekly press conferences in International Sign  ➞

The European Commission’s College of Commissioners, comprised of the 27 Commissioners, meets as a general rule at least once per week. This weekly decision-making procedure is called the oral procedure.

In practice, the Commissioners meet every Wednesday morning in Brussels. However, during the plenary sessions of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the meeting takes place on a Tuesday.

In addition to the weekly meetings, the President of the Commission can also call for extraordinary Commission meetings when circumstances require. These are held to discuss a particular topic or in response to a specific event.

After the meetings, the European Commission does the read-out of the weekly meetings in a form of a press conference where the Commission presents what was discussed during a meeting. College read-outs are a great way to receive an overview of what is the European Commission working on and what are its current priorities.  

Since September 2020 the European Commission's weekly college read-outs are interpreted in International Sign. If you are interested in the work of the European Commission, you can find the weekly European Commission’s College read-outs on our website. 

Positive Action for Persons with Disabilities

The European Parliament’s Positive Action Contract Agent Selection Tool (CAST) for people with disabilities is now open!  

Every year, the European Parliament (EP) runs a positive action CAST specifically for people with disabilities to gain a first working experience at the EP. The CAST is open to all profiles and backgrounds for people with a long-term disability equal to or greater than 20%.

Interested? Register before 2 April 2021 (Central European time) for a permanent CAST and send your CV, preferably in the Europass format, to giving your EPSO candidate number and stating you meet the disability status criterion.

Find all detailed information in the European Parliament’s Call:

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Norwegian Sign Language is recognised as a language in Norway

Yesterday, Norwegian Sign Language was recognised as a national language in Norway! We would like to congratulate Norges Døveforbund for this wonderful achievement!

Please note there are two countries in Europe remaining that do not have any sign language status in the law, it's Italy and Switzerland. Let's support them!
- Nothing About Us Without Us!
Mark Wheatley
Executive Director
Martyna Balčiūnaitė
Policy Officer
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