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Association of ICEVI-Europe

On 8th March 2007 was incorporated the association of ICEVI-Europe. It is governed by Articles of association of ICEVI-Europe.
In by-laws, adopted in accordance with the Articles of Association, you can find information about the countries of the sub regions, the number of national representatives per country and the voting rights.
The Articles of Association were amended on August 14, 2013 accordance to the decisions taken by the general meeting/general assembly of July 4, 2013, Istanbul, Turkey.

Download new information 2016 ICEVI-Europe Annual Report [DOCX, 3 MB].
Older annual reports: 2015 ICEVI-Europe Annual Report [DOCX, 3,5 MB], Annual report 2014 [DOC, 4,3 MB] | Annual report 2013 [DOC, 4,9 MB] | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008.

Members of European Committee of ICEVI 2017-2021
Mr. Hans Welling, president CV
Former CEO of Royal Dutch Visio
Diependaalse Drift 32
1213CR Hilversum
The Netherlands
Tel.: 00 31 652679821
Skype: J.A.Welling
E-mail: wellingja at yahoo.com
Hans Welling

Mrs.  Anne Kristine Grosbøll, representing Baltic and Nordic countries CV
Director, Centerchef
IBOS - Instituttet for Blinde og Svagsynede
Rymarksvej 1, DK-2900 Hellerup
Tel: +45 39 45 23 00, +45 60 81 30 40
E-mail: AKG at ibos.kk.dk

Countries: dk, ee, fi, is, lv, lt, no, se.

Anne Kristine Grosbøll

Mr. Steve McCall, Treasurer, representing English speaking countries CV
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Skype: steve.mccall2
E-mail: s.mccall at bham.ac.uk

Countries: ie, uk + il.

Steve McCall

Mrs. Nathalie Lewi-Dumont, Vice-President, representing French speaking countries CV
58/60 Avenue des Landes
92 150 Suresnes, France
Tel.: 0033 1 4144 3100
Skype: nath9260
E-mail: nathalielewi at gmail.com

Countries: be, fr, ch.

Nathalie Lewi-Dumont

Mrs. Ana Isabel Ruiz López, representing South European countries CV
ONCE Director of Education and Employment
Dirección General de la ONCE
C/ Prado 24, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Tel.: 0034 91 5894881
Fax: 0034 91 4293118
Skype: anaruizonce
E-mail: airl at once.es

Countries: it, mt, pt, es, ad, mc, sm.

Ana Isabel Ruiz Lopez

Mrs. Kathleen Vandermaelen, representing German and Dutch speaking countries
Coordinator Expertise Center of Centrum Ganspoel
Centrum Ganspoel
Ganspoel 2, 3040 Huldenberg Belgium
Tel.: 0032 2 686 00 40
Fax: 0032 2 688 07 13
Skype: Kathleen.Vandermaelen
E-mail: kathleen.vandermaele at ganspoel.be

Countries: at, be, de, it, lu, nl, ch, li.

Kathleen Vandermaelen

Mrs. Beata Pronay, representing Central European countries CV, format pdf, 103kb
Associate Professor
Eotvos University Budapest
1097 Budapest Ecseri út 3.
Tel: (only in urgent cases, but preferred sms or e-mail): +3630 8943663; home: +361-2220071
Skype: beata.pronay
E-mail: pronaybea at gmail.com

Countries: cz, hu, pl, sk, si.

Beata Pronay

Mr. Vladimir Ruchin, representing East European countries CV, format pdf, 300kb
Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Saratov State Technical University in Russia
77 Polytechnicheskaya street Saratov, Russia, 410054
Tel.: +7 (8452) 771-053
Cell: +7 987-373-82-65
Skype: ruchin-vladimir
E-mail: r-vl(at)yandex.ru

Countries: am, az, bl, ge, kz, md, ru, tj, ua.

Vladimir Ruchin

Mrs. Andrea Hathazi, representing Balkan countries CV
Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Special Education Department
Office. No.7, Sindicatelor Street, 400029 Cluj- Napoca, Romania
Tel.: 0040 264 405 337,
Fax: 0040 264 590 559, Cell: 0040 740 061 752
Skype: andrea.hathazi1
E-mail: ahathazi at yahoo.com

Countries: al, ba, bg, hr, cy, gr, mk, ro, yu, tr.

Andrea Hathazi
Advisor of ICEVI-Europe

Mr. Francis Boé CV
Skype: francis.boe.3333
E-mail: francis.boe at free.fr

Francis Boe
Immediate Past President
Mrs. Betty Leotsakou ✝

July 2013- January 6, 2017

Betty Leotsakos
Executive Assistant to the Presidency
Mrs. Martha Gyftakos, MBA
K.D.A.Y of Athens
12 Ioannou Kotsou street, Glyka Nera 15354 Athens, Greece
Cell: 0030 698 5017840.
Fax: 0030 210 3511505,
Skype: marthagyftakos
E-mail: mgyftakos at yahoo.com
Martha Gyftakos
Mr. Peter Teplický, CV
Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union, IT instructor
Budimír 113, Budimír 04443, Slovakia
Cell: 00421 915 962377
Skype: bambuzko
E-mail: webmaster at icevi-europe.org
Peter Teplický

Profile of the president:

  • International experience concerning rehabilitation and education of people with visual impairment
  • Managerial experience
  • Availability at least one day a week
  • Ability to travel
  • Availability of a secretariat
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Availability of financial support to do his/her work

Network of national representatives

Europe consists of many countries, especially since the early nineties, when many countries in Eastern Europe and the former Yugoslavia became independent.

Since the 5th European Conference of ICEVI in Cracow, we have now in 50 countries a national representative. He/She will help us to provide information about activities in their country on the National Page. Read also the job description of the national representatives.

National representatives per country

Number of inhabitantsNumber of national representatives
< 20 milj1 national representative
> 20 milj < 50 milj2 national representatives
>50 milj3 national representatives

This means that all countries have 1 national representative, except countries with more than one national representative:

Country Number of national representatives
Belgium 2 national representatives
France 3 national representatives
Germany 3 national representatives
Italy3 national representatives
Ukraine 2 national representatives
Poland 2 national representatives
Romania 2 national representatives
Russia 3 national representatives
Spain 2 national representatives
Turkey 3 national representatives
United Kingdom 3 national representatives

Professional interest groups

European network for psychologists [new window] and related professions working in the field of Visual Impairment chaired by Peter Rodney, MA (Applied Psychology), Educational consultant, Member of European Committee of ICEVI.

Call to Join ICEVI-Europe Professional Interest Groups

Announcement to Join ICEVI-Europe Professional Interest Groups, pdf format, 348kB