CP-ECA

Cerebral Palsy in the European Union Association

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ICPS welcomes new members from Bulgaria, Romania and the United States

At its meetings on 12 June 2023 and 7 July 2023, the Executive Committee was delighted to welcome three new organisational and one new associate organisational member (*) to ICPS: *   Bulgaria: Specialized Hospital for Rehabilitation of Cerebral Palsy “Santa Sofia” *   Romania: Association Maria Beatrice *   United States: Cerebral Palsy Foundation *   United States: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare*

Earthquakes in Turkey & Syria – 150 Days On

More than 150 days have passed since the earthquakes that devastated Southern Turkey and Northern Syria in February 2023. ICPS member Spastic Children's Foundation of Turkey - Cerebral Palsy Turkey sent this report: The basic needs of earthquake victims are being met by non-governmental organisations in coordination with the relevant authorities. Pregnancy follow-ups are carried out in field hospitals established to provide health services. It...

WHO Global Rehabilitation 2030

The 3rd Global Rehabilitation 2030 meeting took place at the World Health Organization in Geneva on 10-11 July 2023. ICPS was represented by SG John Coughlan. The meeting brought together governments, rehabilitation service user groups, funding bodies and international professional associations to strengthen rehabilitation as a public health priority around the world. Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, Director General of the WHO, emphasised in his opening...

European Elections 2024: Towards a Manifesto for Cerebral Palsy

Online Public Debate Monday 24 April 2023 • 17:00-18:30 (CEST) Guest Speakers: Stelios Kympouropoulos MEP, Co-Chair, European Parliament Disability Intergroup (EPP, Greece) Catherine Naughton, Director, European Disability Forum Presentation of the First Draft of the Manifesto for Cerebral Palsy: Matthieu Chatelin, Chair, CP-ECA (France) Agnes Kojc, Youth Representative, CP-ECA (Slovenia) Discussion chaired by Rui Coimbras, President,...

Donations to Türkiye

Dear members of ICPS, Following the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria one week ago, we would like to share with you this appeal for help from our member organisation Cerebral Palsy Turkey (Spastic Children’s Foundation of Turkey). We are in close contact with our colleagues at Cerebral Palsy Turkey in these difficult times and will keep you updated on the needs of children and adults with CP as the situation develops....

Earthquake in Turkey & Syria – Appeal for Help

ICPS is in close contact with our membership organisation, Cerebral Palsy Turkey (Spastic Children's Foundation of Turkey), following the devastating earthquakes that hit Turkey and Syria on 6 February 2023.    Appeal for Help   Dear Respected Friends, We are in deep mourning due to the earthquake in Turkey which caused immense destruction and loss of lives. As Spastic Children’s Foundation of Turkey- Cerebral Palsy Turkey, we have...

ICPS Annual General Meeting 2022-23

The next Annual General Meeting of ICPS will take place on Monday 28 November 2022. The AGM will be preceded by an online panel discussion on: “Cerebral Palsy in Emergency Situations” from 12:30 to 14:00 UTC/GMT. The AGM is expected to end by 14:30 UTC/GMT. The meeting will take place by videoconference (Zoom). Members will receive the link shortly before the event. If you are a member and have not received details, please inform...

Online Panel Draws Lessons about Cerebral Palsy in Emergency Situations

Participants from around the world joined an online panel debate on 28 November 2022 about cerebral palsy in emergency situations. People with cerebral palsy are caught up in man-made catastrophes and natural disasters — and are more vulnerable than most to the consequences. Members of ICPS shared their first-hand experiences of dealing with recent conflicts and catastrophes. The aim was to draw common conclusions as a basis to formulate...

Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door celebrates 50 years

“I still have promises to keep and miles to go…” Robert Frost A great achievement, a milestone year for Cerebral Palsy Greece/Open Door was celebrated on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the OPEN DOOR Centre for Education & Rehabilitation, in Argyroupoli, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary since its founding in 1972. The ceremony was honored by the presence H.E. the President of the Greek Republic Katerina Sakellaropoulou, the...

World CP Day is on 6 October!

The cerebral palsy community comes together to spark the next breakthrough in accessible technology   The organisers of World Cerebral Palsy Day on 6 October 2022 have launched a campaign, ‘Millions of Reasons’, calling on people with cerebral palsy (CP) all over the world to submit their ideas for accessible tech solutions. There are more than 17 million people with cerebral palsy worldwide. The campaign aims to raise awareness about...

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