The importance of participatory citizenship in Europe

article 11 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU underlines the need for “institutions to maintain an open, transparent and regular dialogue with representative associations and civil society”3 April 2014 // Representatives of the European Year of Citizens Alliance (EYCA) of which IF is a member, met with the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.

The aim of this meeting was to discuss citizenship participation as a vital aspect for Europe's future. For people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus discrepancies in the accessibility of healthcare services still remain main barriers in executing a fully active and participatory citizenship.


“You can’t study if you’re hungry”: RESULTS launches new report from Parliamentary Delegation to Tanzania

The Problems are BIG, but the opportunities are BIGGERA new report: “You can’t study if you’re hungry” by RESULTS UK, looks at how the Government of Tanzania is addressing challenges related to early childhood development. This short and accessible publication focuses on the impact of undernutrition on the education and learning of children.


Let's "GENErate changes" together!

Join the international SBH community gathering this June28 March 2014 // We would like to kindly remind you to register for the IF General Meeting 2014 that will be held on 7 June 2014 in Buenos Aires. It will take place together with the 25th International Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Congress "GENerating Changes" organised by APEBI.

Please note that the registrations for both events are separate. (details below).

Due the distant location of the event, IF is not able to cover costs of the representatives attending the congress, but you are encouraged to participate in the discussions online or nominate your proxy.


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