The 8th NewsBite is out! You can find out more about the recent activities. 


1.Ageing and Disability conference


On the 21st – 22nd of March, EUD attended the Ageing and Disability event jointly organised by the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) and the European Co-operation in Anthroposophical Curative Education (ECCE). During this seminar, stakeholders and partners discussed the issues facing older persons with disabilities as well as the community-based support for older people with disabilities.


2.‘Flanders & Catalonia: comparisons and differences with regard to the status of Sign Language’


On 22nd March 2019, Helga Stevens MEP hosted an event on ‘Flanders & Catalonia: comparisons and differences with regard to the status of Sign Language’ at the European Parliament in Brussels. The aim was to bring together the Flemish and Catalan Deaf Communities, and to discuss several themes that affect all of us. Our Executive Director, Mark Wheatley, was invited to give a presentation regarding the sign language legalisation in Europe and was given the opportunity to chair the Q&A session.


3. Do not take my spot! – The EU Disability Parking Card


On the 18th of March, EUD attended to the event on EU disability Parking Card hosted by the Disability Intergroup to discuss the main issues such as the different means by which the parking card was issued as well as the fraudulent use and blocking of parking spaces. The issues find his origins in the 1998 Council recommendations. These recommendations were not binding and are intended only for minimum harmonisation.


4.End of Spring Internship



We offer 2 paid internship placements twice a year.  Along with the occasional project positions too. 


EUD has accommodated two types of interns.

-       People who wish to apply for an EUD internship, will submit an application when there is a public call. The European Commission funds the costs associated with this role (flights and monthly payment). These interns must be nationals of an EU member state. Internships must be 3 months minimum in duration.

-       EUD also accepts internship applications from individuals who are not from the EU and/or university students, but who have some type of scholarship that covers the cost of their transportation to and overall stay in Brussels. EUD is open to providing these applicants with an office space and a deaf environment in which to work.


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