We are happy to invite our members this year to a face-to-face annual meeting, which will take place in Madrid from 27 to 29 October 2023 and will be organised by Down España.
Annual General Assembly / AGA
Every year EDSA holds its annual meeting, the Annual General Assembly, called AGA. All members are invited to take part in the meeting, to inform themselves about EDSAs program, financial status, to discuss plans for the future, take part in board elections etc.
At the same time it is an ideal possibility to get to know each other better, to exchange experiences, share ideas and prepare joint projects. Members have the opportunity to present themselves and their work.
Combined with the official meeting a day seminar is organised around a special topic. Speakers are invited, workshops, films and talks are on the programme as well as visits to interesting work or living locations. Conference topics in the last years were u.a. School inclusion, Job inclusion, autonomy and independent living. Speakers with Down syndrome were occasionally invited as well. In the future the focus will be on more participation of persons with Down syndrome.
In the past years, the AGA has taken place several times in Rome and Madrid, as well as in Lisbon, Zagreb and Dublin. In 2020, 2021 and 2022 we had to switch to an online mode due to the Covid pandemic.
In this year we finally can invite to a face-to-face annual meeting again. All EDSA members are welcome to participate in Madrid from 27 to 29 October 2023. The meeting will be organised by Down España.
More information about the meeting and the conference will follow soon.