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Written Declaration Lobby

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Written Declaration Lobby 

The European Union of the Deaf (EUD) are in the middle of their Written Declaration 35/2011 campaign on accessible 112 emergency services. 344 members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have already signed the Written Declaration.

The Written Declaration 35/2011 was initiated by the Romanian Deaf Association and is co-ordinated by EUD. The Written Declaration calls for accessible 112 emergency services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people including video technologies that support sign language and text-based systems. This Written Declaration also calls for legislation and standardisation in EU Member States. 

In September and October, the EUD team was at the European Parliament in Strasbourg and Brussels to lobby MEPs and ask them to sign the Written Declaration 35/2011. During our visits at the European Parliament, we succeeded in convincing 344 MEPs to sign the Written Declaration.

 

Countries Members Signs Percents
Austria 17 4 23,5
Belgium 22 12 54,5
Bulgaria 17 8 47,1
Cyprus 6 6 100,0
Czech Republic 22 11 50,0
Denmark 13 10 76,9
Estonia 6 6 100,0
Finland 13 7 53,8
France 72 26 36,1
Germany 99 30 30,3
Greece 22 15 68,2
Hungary 22 14 63,6
Ireland 12 7 58,3
Italy 72 45 62,5
Latvia 8 4 50,0
Lithuania 12 8 66,7
Luxembourg 6 2 33,3
Malta 5 3 60,0
Netherlands 25 6 24,0
Poland 50 21 42,0
Portugal 22 12 54,5
Romania 33 25 75,8
Slovakia 13 7 53,8
Slovenia 7 5 71,4
Spain 50 26 52,0
Sweden 19 6 31,6
United Kingdom 72 18 25,0
TOTAL 737 344 46,7

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