Conferences and Seminars - 2006


Athletics

Venue: Island of Kos, Greece
Date: Friday, 18 - Sunday, 20 August
Event: Pan-Hellenic Meeting for Athletics for Persons with Disabilities (Iris 2006)

Press Conference

Venue: Central Offices of the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind in Nicosia
Date: Tuesday, 12 September
Event: Press Conference of the Cyprus Telecommunication Authority and the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind: Presentation of Speaking Phone Service for the Blind (Mobile Phone Screen Reader "Talks") offered free to all blind individual living in Cyprus by the Telecommunication authority of Cyprus

Pan-Hellenic Seminar in Cyprus

Venue: St. Barnabas School for the Blind in Nicosia
Dates: Thursday, 28 - Friday, 29 September
Event: Seminar and workshops on the production and reading of DAISY books (software and DAISY players) "production of books in a digital form for use by people with a visual impairment" Instructors: Dr. Thomas Kahlisch, Director of the German Central Library of Leipzig (DZB) Mr. Roland Mueller, Studio Technician and DAISY Trainer in DZB Mr. Andre Schuettel, Technician and DAISY Trainer in

International five-a-side Football Tournament

Venue: Thessalonica, Greece
Date: Friday, 29 September - Monday, 2 October
Event: International Five-a-side Football tournament (Cat. B1 - totally blind) organized by the "Pyrsos" Sports Club of people with a visual impairment

Festival of arts

Venue: Ag. Marina, Cyprus
Date: Saturday, 7 October
Event: Cultural and Leisure activity, organized by the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind in collaboration with the Association of the Former Inhabitants of Ag. Marina Xyliatou

International Day of the White Cane

Date: Sunday, 15 October
Event: Different activities within the framework of the International day of the white cane

Sports Festival

Venue: Nicosia, PAEK Kerynia Fields
Date: Sunday, 15 October
Event: Sports festival organized by the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind in collaboration with Asteras Strovolou Sports Club

Open meeting of Athletics

Venue: Macarios Stadium Nicosia
Date: Sunday, 15 October
Event: Open meeting on Athletics for Blind and partially Sighted Persons

Rehabilitation Courses

Venue: St. Barnabas School for the Blind
Date: Monday, 16 October - Friday, 27 October
Event: Rehabilitation courses on daily living skills Instructors: Olive Light, Rehabilitation Officer, director of the Isle of Wight Society of the Blind and Alison Holland's, Rehabilitation Officer

Meeting of the EBU Liaison Commission

Venue: Madrid
Date: Thursday 19 - Friday 20 October 2006
Event: 4th regular meeting of the Liaising Committee of the European Blind Union with the European Union.

Public Health Conference

Venue: Nicosia
Date: Tuesday, 17 - Wednesday, 18 October
Event: International Conference, organized by the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind on public health (Public medical care and glaucoma) in cooperation with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) and the Civil Alliance of Latvia

Training Seminar

Venue: St. Barnabas School for the Blind in Nicosia
Date: Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 November
Event: Seminar entitled "personal and professional use of Braille embossers and their supporting software" Instructor: Bjorn Lofstedt, Sales Manager of the Index Braille Company

EBU working Group meeting

Venue: Lordos Beach-Hotel in Larnaca, Cyprus
Date: Thursday, 9 - Friday, 10 November
Event: 4th meeting of the Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Employment Working Group of the European Blind Union.

Balkan Consultative Committee - women's sub commission meeting

Venue: Lordos Beach-Hotel in Larnaca, Cyprus
Date: Thursday, 9 - Friday, 10 November
Event: 5th Meeting of the Women's Sub-committee of the Balkan consultative committee

International Employment Conference

Venue: Lordos Beach-Hotel in Larnaca, Cyprus
Date: Friday 10 - Saturday 11 November
Event: International conference on Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and Employment for people with a visual impairment organized by the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind

IBSA Sport Seminar

Venue: Limassol, Cyprus
Date: Friday, 17 - Saturday, 18 November
Event: International sports seminar organized in Cyprus by POB entitled "support, guidance and guiding of athletes with a visual impairment"

Sports festival

Venue: Limassol, Cyprus
Date: Sunday, 19 November
Event: Sports festival organized by the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind in collaboration with Apollon Agridion Sports Club

Annual information, leisure and fundraising activity

Venue: St. Barnabas School for the Blind in Nicosia
Date: Saturday, 25 November
Event: Annual Market of handicrafts and basketry produced at the Workshops of the Pancyprian Organization of the Blind in Nicosia

International Day of persons with disabilities

Venue: Nicosia
Date: Sunday, 3 December
Event: Activities within the framework of the International Day for the Persons with Disabilities