Friday, October 9, 2009. An Open Letter, signed by Hungarian and European human rights and disability organisations, was today sent to Hungary's Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai and the Minister of Social Affairs László Herczog. The letter protests against the Hungarian Government's proposals - Measures 3.4.1 and 3.4.2 of the Social Infrastructure Operational Programme - that will permit the building and refurbishment of institutions for people with intellectual disabilities and mental health problems using EU Structural Funds.
This year, again, the Swiss FIMITIC member association Procap (the former Swiss association of invalids) is partner of the online-Advent calendar on sustainable development 2008.
The calendar – in German, French, English and Spanish - is available here:
You can simply open a new window every day and learn something interesting and participate as well in competitions.
On Friday, 22nd of August 2008 the Local Council of Arad City gathered to a festive meeting on the occasion of the Days of Arad 2008, in order to confer distinctions to personalities with extraordinary achievements in the social and art domains. The Diplomas were given by the Mayor of Arad City- Mr.Gheorghe FalcÄƒ and the two Vice-Mayors – Mr. Ovidiu Marian and Mr. Levente Bognar.
To this event have been invited local officials, representatives of different religions and official representatives of twinned cities from: Gyula (Hungary) and Zrenjanin (Serbia) as well as Her Excellency the Ambassador of Romania in Hungary.
The Title PRO Urbe was given post-mortem to Mrs. Monica Antoci for her extraordinary activities for the protection of persons with disabilities.
On September 26th -28th 2008 for the fourth time the “Kremnica´s Crutch“ – the Slovak wide competition of people with physical disability in singing, reciting of poetry and prose - will take place in the premises of Toliar of this Middle Slovakia town.
On the national level during 2003 the Federation of Disabled Workers of Slovenia (ZDIS) has organized the following events:
The division for leisure and sport for persons with disability of the FIMITIC member association just published the catalogue 2008 related to the forthcoming events. It includes many ideas for inspiration of your future activities, adapted related to age, disability and abilities of everybody, children, adolescent, young and adult.
The FIMITIC member association HSUIR (Croatian Association of Societies of Disabled Workers), Croatia, in the year 2007 was celebrating 40 years of its existence, looking at a significant review period of hard work and tremendous achievements to support disabled people in Croatia in the various fields of their major concern in daily life.
It was a time of many commendable common actions on national and international level.
The FIMITIC member association in Portugal, the National Association of Disabled by Work Accident - ANDST -, based in Porto, at its recent Assembly presented its new Action programme and elected a new Board of Directors. Luís Machado was elected new President of ANDST.
The member association in Slovakia, the Slovak Union of Physically Disabled - SZTP - does attach great importance to the issue of Universal design and accessibility and thus monitoring and lobbying the concept on environment friendly policy.A good example is shown by the submitted contribution on tourist facilities entitled “Some new trends in the social tourism in Slovak Republic”.
Further facilities of self-government, health and education are initiated as well.