what: Workshop "It's our Year, give us a voice! " Active citizenship through the equal access to healthcare
when: 15 October 2013
where: European Parliament Brussels, Room A1E1 9.30-14.00
23 September // In follow-up to the first network meeting on treatment and care of Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, IF President Margo Whiteford and former IF President Pierre Mertens were invited to lecture at the 8th Beijing International Forum on Rehabilitation. At this very well-attended meeting, Margo Whiteford explained about the development of neural tube defects and the impact on daily life of living with Spina Bifida.
23 September // Under the theme: "The way forward: a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond", the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on disability (HLMD) comprised of a plenary meeting and two consecutive informal interactive round tables.
Participation in each round table includes Member States, observers and representatives of entities of the United Nations system, as well as representatives of civil society, organizations of persons with disabilities and the private sector. IF is represented at this event by its Secretary General Lieven Bauwens.