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ICEVI-Europe Association

Arcticles of Association

ICEVI-Europe 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.

Members of European Committee of ICEVI 2021-2025


Dr John Ravenscroft

Dr John Ravenscroft, President, CV [PDF format, 718kB]
Professor of Childhood Visual Impairment
The Moray House School of Education and Sport
Holyrood Road
The University of Edinburgh
Office Tel: +44(0)131 651 6181
Skype: Dr John Ravenscroft

Dr Torø Graven

Dr Torø Graven, Research Fellow / Researcher, CV [PDF format, 360kB]

Countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden

Steve McCall

Mr. Steve McCall, Treasurer, representing subregion English speaking countries, CV [PDF, 89kB]
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Skype: steve.mccall2

Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom, Israel.

Nathalie Lewi-Dumont

Mrs. Nathalie Lewi-Dumont, representing subregion French speaking countries, CV [PDF, 189kB]
58/60 Avenue des Landes
92 150 Suresnes, France
Tel.: 0033 1 4144 3100
Skype: nath9260

Countries: Belgium (francophone), France, Switzerland (francophone)

Virginia Castellano Gómez-Monedero

Virginia Castellano Gómez-Monedero, representing subregion South European countries,
Executive director of education, employment and braille.
ONCE Headquarters.
C/Prado 24, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Tel.: 0034 91 5894881

Countries: Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino

Kathleen Vandermaelen

Mrs. Kathleen Vandermaelen, Secretary, representing subregion 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

Countries: Austria, Belgium (Dutch speaking), Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Switzerland (German speaking), Liechtenstein

Beata Pronay

Mrs. Beata Pronay, representing subregion Central European countries, CV [PDF format, 103kB]
Associate Professor
Eotvos University Budapest
1097 Budapest Ecseri út 3., Hungary
Phone: (only in urgent cases, but preferred sms or e-mail): +3630 8943663; home: +361-2220071
Skype: beata.pronay

Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia

Vladimir Ruchin

Mr. Vladimir Ruchin, representing subregion East European countries, CV [PDF fornmat, 294kB]
Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Saratov State Technical University in Russia
77 Polytechnicheskaya street Saratov, Russia, 410054
Phone: +7 (8452) 771-053
Mobile: +7 987-373-82-65
Skype: ruchin-vladimir

Countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine

Andrea Hathazi

Mrs. Andrea Hathazi, Vice-President, representing subregion Balkan countries, CV [PDF format, 122kB]
Babes-Bolyai University, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences,
Special Education Department
Office. No.7, Sindicatelor Street, 400029 Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Phone: 0040 264 405 337,
Fax: 0040 264 590 559, Mobile: 0040 740 061 752
Skype: andrea.hathazi1

Countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Turkey

Advisors of ICEVI-Europe

Francis Boe

Mr. Francis Boé, CV [PDF format, 105kB]
Skype: francis.boe.3333

Darija Udovicic Mahmuljin

Mrs. Darija Udovicic Mahmuljin, CV [PDF format, 484kB]
Regional Director Europe&Eurasia
Perkins International
Regional office Europe/Eurasia
Nad lipom 12 b,
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Tel.: + 1 617 99 6545
Tel.: + 385 91 592 1541
Skype: darija65
Website: Perkins International

Immediate Past President

Hans Welling

Mr. Hans Welling, CV [PDF format, 238kB]
Diependaalsedrift 32
1213cr Hilversum
The Netherlands
Mobile: 0031(0)652679821
Skype: J.A.Welling

Executive Assistant to the President

Martha Gyftakos

Mrs. Martha Gyftakos, MBA
Mobile: 0030 698 5017840
Skype: marthagyftakos



IT Foundation for the Visually Impaired (INFOALAP)
1146 Budapest, Hermina út 47.
Hungary Phone: +36 1 273 3180

ICEVI-Europe Annual Reports


Every four years there will a general assembly. One of the issues is the election of the president and the members of the board.

Profile of the president

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.

Number of inhabitants in the country Number of national representatives
less than 20 milions 1 national representative
more than 20 and less than 50 milions 2 national representatives
more than 50 milions 3 national representative

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 representative
Italy 3 national representatives
Ukraine 2 national representatives
Poland 2 national representative
Romania 2 national representatives
Russia 3 national representatives
Spain 2 national representative
Turkey 3 national representatives
United Kingdom 2 national representatives


Icevi-Europe is member of ICEVI-International.

Professional interest groups

ICEVI-Europe tries to promote the exchange of cooperation between professionals. There are several specific interest groups. See the appropriate tab.

European network for psychologists 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, 133kB]