What is EUDY
The European Union of the Deaf Youth (EUDY) is an umbrella organisation for Deaf Youth Associations in the member states of the Council of Europe. We are non-governmental, independent and apolitical. Already since 1987 we are working on different activities in the interest of Deaf young people from 0 to 31 years old. Since 2009 EUDY has been expanding its members, scope of work and became more involved in European politics, those of the European Union and the Council of Europe.
EUDY is based in Brussels, Belgium and its borders extends from Iceland to Azerbaijan, from Portugal to the Russian Federation. From the 48 possible member states, EUDY currently holds 26 members (2014). Being based in Brussels, it offers us an excellent opportunity to visit the European Parliament with its Members of European Parliament on a regular basis.
In 2013 we even became more serious, with taking office for the first time, with a paid staff. Now EUDY has a day-to-day manager, which is responsible for project designing, membership registration and financial management. The board comes together five times a year, four times for a board meeting (every time in another country, but always annually in Brussels) and one time for the General Assembly. The board discusses the policies and long-term plans of EUDY, the Executive Officer is carrying out activities and tasks to make sure the aims set by the board are achieved.