AccessibleEU, Greece. Mainstreaming accessibility in products and services - Implementing the EU Accessibility Directive
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AccessibleEU and the National Confederation of Disabled People of Greece (NCDP) co-organise a networking event in Athens to provide information about the requirements and implementation of EU Directive 2019/882 and to exchange views on its implementation at national level.
Target audience: Public authorities, municipalities and prefectures, private sector enterprises, civil society organisations (including organisations of persons with disabilities and other advocacy groups) and professional associations.
When: Monday, 27 November 2023 from 09.00 to 15.30 (EET)
Where: National Confederation of Disabled People of Greece (NCDP) headquarters, 236 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue, Ilioupoli, Attica, Greece
Format: Physical event
Accessibility information: Captioning and sign language interpretation in Greek.
How to participate: Free registration via the AccessibleEU - EU Survey Webpage.
About the event
• To present the AccessibleEU Resource Centre and its goals
• To provide information about the requirements and implementation of EU Directive 2019/882, which has been transposed into the Greek legislation (Greek Law 4994/2022), and to exchange views on its implementation at national level.
• To highlight good practices
• To introduce stakeholders to the AccessibleEU Community of Practice, to actively participate and benefit from the resources of the Centre
09:30-09:50: Official opening – Greetings
Moderators: Katerina Papamichail (ENAT) & Dimitris Logaras (NCDP), AccessibleEU National Experts
-Yiannis Vardakastanis, President of the National Confederation of Disabled People (NCDP)
09:50-10:00: Presentation of the "European Accessibility Resource Centre-AccessibleEU" Project and its contribution to the promotion of accessibility at European and national level
-Ivor Ambrose, AccessibleEU Senior Expert (ENAT)
10:00-10:45: Presentation of Directive (EU) 2019/882, Law 4994/2022 and the relevant Opinion of the National Accessibility Authority
-Marily Christofi, 2nd Vice President of the National Accessibility Authority (NAA)
10:45-11:00: Part A - The views of the Supervisory Authorities
-Maria Sarantopoulou, Special Scientific Staff, Executive of the Telecommunications Regulatory Affairs Department at the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission (EETT)
11:00 -11:30: Coffee break
11:30-12:30: Part B - The opinions of the Providers -Ioannis Xifaras, General Secretary of Transport - Ministry of Infrastructure and Transportation
-Giota Paparidou, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises (SEPE)
-Maria Kapralou, Head of Assistance to Disabled Passengers - Athens International Airport A.E.
12:30-13:15: Part C - Users' opinions -Konstantinos Simpsis, President of the Federation of the Deaf Greece (OMKE)
-Ioannis Moscholios, President of the Panhellenic Federation of Associations of Parents and Guardians of Persons with Disabilities (POSGAmeA)
-Korina Theodorakis, General Secretary of the National Federation of the Physically Disabled (EOKA)
-Kostas Michalopoulos, Member of the General Council & Technical Advisor at the National Federation of the Blind (EOTY)
13:15-14:15: Part D - Discussion
14:15-15:30: Light networking lunch
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