Under the motto “The future of the social affairs, social affairs have future” the CERMI Convention 2019 took place in Valencia on the 4th and 5th October, sponsored by CERMI CV.
Thanks to CERMI National, four deafblind people members of the Board of FASOCIDE were able to participate in these conferences: Josu Domínguez, ASOCIDE Euskadi president; Marina Martín chairwoman of FASOCIDE Women Committee; Librada Ruiz vice-president of FASOCIDE and Francisco Trigueros, president of FASOCIDE.
The main objectives of the convention were to consider the inclusion process in order to ensure that all the people with disabilities participate in equal terms and they could get the needed resources in order to have a better quality of life. On the other hand, they wanted to reinforce the CERMI culture.
During two days we had 10 lectures about important issues regarding the Sustainable Development Objectives, as for example: women revolution, digital with human face, to change the social consciousness in the media, new technologies as inclusion and human rights allies, environmental agenda, etc.
We would like to highlight that the former president of the Spanish Government José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero confirmed this Saturday that the amendment of the article 49 presented by the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disability (CERMI) “should be the first item on the legislature in order to show that it is possible to achieve proper agreements and the future priority are the social affairs”.
As Luis Vañó, CERMI CV president said “what is good for the disability is good for society”.
We would like to congratulate CERMI CV for such a great organisation concerning this event.