March 2022

EUD General Assembly will take place in Marseille, France in May 2022.

EUD is working with the National Federation of France for the Deaf (Fédération Nationale des Sourds de France, FNSF) for EUD's workshops, seminar and the General Assembly which will take place from Thursday 26th May to Saturday 28th May. It will be our first physical General Assembly since the start of the global pandemic. The letter of invitation has been issued to our Full Members which also included a call for nominations for the EUD board election.


Board Meeting will take place in Slovenia in end of March

EUD is working with the Slovenian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Zveza društev gluhih in naglušnih Slovenije, ZDGN) to organise a seminar which will be held in the Slovenian Parliament on 25th March. The seminar will focus on the implementation of the legislation recognising Slovenian Sign Language which was recognised at the constitutional level on 4th June 2021. EUD Board is looking forward to meeting Mr Alojz Kovšca, President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia during the seminar.

EUD will have its first physical board meeting since the pandemic on the 26thMarch. The Board will focus on the preparations for the EUD General Assembly. We will keep you all informed through our social media outlets.



Labour Market Access for Deaf Persons in the European Union

On the 7th of March at 11:00 CET EUD will host a webinar to discuss labour market access for deaf persons in the EU.

During the webinar organisations such as the European Disability Forum, the World Federation of the Deaf and the International Labour Organisation will present how to ensure that an open labour market is fully inclusive and leaves no one behind.  

This webinar will also promote the European Union of the Deaf’s survey focusing on collecting statistical data relating to barriers faced by deaf persons accessing the labour market in the EU. The information as the result of the study will be used in the European Union of the Deaf’s Policy Recommendations on ensuring an accessible and inclusive labour market for deaf persons in the European Union. This webinar will be available in International Sign and spoken English. The webinar will also provide live captioning in English.

Register here
Markku Jokinen
EUD President
Mark Wheatley
Executive Director

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