Final preparatory meeting for the Third Women Conference 2003 in Zagreb, Croatia

Something extra was offfered at the idyllic Siofok at the southern edge of the Lake Balaton by FIMITIC´s member association MEOSZ (National Federation of Associations of Physically Disabled Persons in Hungary) on August 21-23, 2003.

In the last preparatory stage for the Third FIMITIC Women Conference 2003 entitled "Improving Quality of Life of Women with Disability", to take place on November 7-9, 2003 in Croatia, the Organizing Women Conference Committee was invited by MEOSZ and its Board member Elisabeth Szöllösi, also co-ordinator of the FIMITIC Women Committee, to have its working session in Siofok. Responsible representatives from Croatia, Germany, Hungary and Romania were present.In addition to the recent update review, the final programme, urgency action to successfully convey goals and strategies, procedure for presentations in the plenary and workshops, the awareness raising procedure, the evaluation of the precongress launch of both questionnaires, one on legislation and another on the situation of women with disability, were discussed in detail.

It was agreed on that the venue of the Third FIMITIC Women Conference will definitely be the Hotel "Golden Tulip Holiday" in the city of Zagreb, Croatia. The higher level hotel chosen now is situated at the western entrance of Zagreb, the right address offering all adapted facilities needed and the same prices as originally calculated. And it was planned from the beginning to travel to the Zagreb airport or to the Zagreb main railway station.

According to the host organizers the venue had to be changed at short hand due to technical reasons beyond their influence.

The updated second Conference announcement for this significant women event during the European Year of Disabled People 2003, organized by FIMITIC, the Croatian Union of Associations of Persons with Disabilities -SOIH- and under the auspieces of the Governmental Committee on Labour, Social Policy and Health Care of the Republic of Croatia, will be made available in some days.