The 11th NewsBite is out! You can find more about the recent highlights here:
1. Seminar in Helsinki, Finland
The EUD Board members and staff gave a seminar in the Light House where the Finnish Association of the Deaf is established in order to introduce EUD's work to the Finnish Deaf community. EUD's interactive presentation explained EUD's structure, its members, as well as its vision for achieving equality in public and private life for Deaf sign language users. We were able to showcase our work from 2018 and to explain in depth the history of EUD.
2. International Day of Sign Languages Celebration
On the 19th of September, EUD took part in a series of events organised by the United Nations Offices at Geneva to celebrate the International Day of Sign Languages and raise awareness of their importance.
3. Hearing of the Commissioner-designate Helena Dalli
On the 2nd of October European Parliament’s (EP) Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee (FEMM) together with the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) led the hearing of the Commissioner-designate for Equality portfolio, Helena Dalli from Malta. During the hearing EP evaluated whether the Commissioner-designate is a suitable candidate for her assigned portfolio, based on her general competence, experience, European commitment and personal independence. The commissioner-designate gave an opening speech and then answered questions posed by the members of the committees.
4. Start of Autumn Internship
EUD welcomes its new intern, Sara Palmeira from Portugal. She will work for EUD for the next three months and will be assisting us in our communication, media and administration work at our headquarters in Brussels. She will play a huge role in preparing for our upcoming toolkits! Welcome, Sara!