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.