PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bar, Montenegro – September 14, 2013 - ICEVI-Europe, represented via the newly elected President, Mrs. Betty Leotsakou as well as, the Immediate Past President, Mr. Hans Welling was cordially invited to participate at the meeting of the European Blind Union Commission on Access to Culture and Education which was held in Bar, Montenegro, on September 14-15 2013.
The presiding theme of the meeting was promoting equal opportunities to access education for the blind and visually impaired. Moreover, the Commission in conjunction with ICEVI and other relevant organizations aimed at establishing proposals advocating accessibility to sports activities for blind and partially sighted persons with additional disabilities as well as, developing initiatives encouraging participation in musical and cultural activities for all.
It is especially noteworthy that ICEVI-Europe was invited to partake in the first meeting of the European Blind Union Commission on Access to Culture and Education, with the aim of exploring possible joint projects, strengthening the cooperation between the two organizations.
“We are looking forward to what we strongly believe will be a fruitful collaboration and cooperation between ICEVI-Europe and EBU, with the common aim of promoting equal opportunity to quality education and rehabilitation for all the visually impaired people, enabling them to lead full and independent lives,” said Betty Leotsakou, President of ICEVI-Europe. ICEVI-Europe will announce more information regarding this partnership via its website, as soon as it receives the minutes from the EBU meeting.
ICEVI - Europe is a region of the International Council for Education of
people with Visual Impairment, ICEVI. This is a global organisation of
individuals and organisations that promotes equal access to appropriate
education and rehabilitation for all people with visual impairment so that
they may achieve their full potential.
Executive Assistant to the President
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