EUDY board and staff met in Reykjavik (Iceland) last weekend! We had some good time discussing our upcoming projects and the General Assembly in Tallinn! Of course we also immensely enjoyed the hospitality of the island and its inhabitants! Thank you Puttalingar and Félag Heyrnarlausra!!
In October Dennis had the honour to interview Dr. Liisa Kauppinen about her work in human rights for the World Federation of the Deaf and her achievement to receive as the first Deaf person and a woman to receive the Human Rights Awards from the United Nations in December 2013! Also Liisa shares her view on youth work regarding human rights.
After the brutal attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 12 people were killed, the freedom of expression is at discussion. EUDY’s statement is that everybody is entitled to the freedom of expression, also the people working at Charlie Hebdo. Satire is a way to raise discussions about sensitive topics. And for that 10 workers and 2 cops were killed. EUDY is thinking about the families of those deceased and hopes freedom of expression is never oppressed again in the future. Also you as a young deaf person has the right to freedom of expression, but use it responsibly.
For the European Action Week, EUDY board and staff organised a cheese and wine-event at EUDY’s office in Brussels. Over 20 people attended! The European Action Week aims to support participants of the Children Camp in Germany.