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LNS & EUD Seminar

On 15 May, the Joint Seminar by European Union of the Deaf and Latvian Association of the Deaf with the support of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Society Integration Foundation
(Sabiedrības integrācijas fonda).

The seminar focused on the deaf individuals in the EU Labour Market, Equal Rights on Employment in Europe.

The speakers who took part of the seminar:

President of the Latvian Association of the Deaf: Edgars VORSLOVS

Minister of Welfare: Mr. Uldis AUGULIS

Members of European Parliament and Co-Presidents of the Disability Intergroup: 
Dr Ádám KÓSA & Helga STEVENS

Latvian Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Social, Labour and Health affairs: Ms. Aija BARČA

European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Unit: Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Tania TSIORA, Policy Assistant

President of the World Federation of the Deaf: Colin ALLEN

EDF vice-president, President of the Latvian Umbrella Body for Disability organisations SUSTENTO: Gunta ANČA

Board Member of the Latvian Association of the Deaf: Ivars KALNIŅŠ

EUD Executive Director: Mark WHEATLEY

EUD Policy Officer & Series Editor: Petra SÖDERQVIST


The attendance of the seminar were over 80. It was a huge success. We would like to express our gratitude to those speakers for making the seminar a success one.

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