On 20th of April 2016, the European Platform of Deafness, Hard of Hearing and Deafblindness met to discuss future projects and activities it will carry out in order to raise awareness about and to advocate for the rights of deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind persons in Europe.

Some of these future projects are:

  • The development and dissemination of PR material, such as a brochure, and a roll up to make the activities of the platform known during disability-related conferences
  • Documents about key European policies relevant for deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind persons as well as a common policy event to be organised in 2017.

Furthermore, the members of the Platform exchanged about relevant European policies, such as the European Accessibility Act and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Finally, the Platform members kept each other apprised of developments in and activities of their organisations that are of common interest.

The next Platform meeting will take place in October 2016.