What is EURO-CIU?
European Association of Cochlear Implant Users
The European Association of Cochlear Implant Users (EURO-CIU) was founded 1995 in Luxembourg.
The Association represents at European level the interests of deaf or hearing impaired people, who have regained hearing perceptions through a Cochlear Implant (CI) device. There are now 21 countries in EURO-CIU, each represented by their national CI User Association.
EURO-CIU, representing over 70,000 of hearing impaired and implanted persons, is one of the biggest European NGO for disabled people and the only one which operates in three main EU languages: English, German, and French.
EURO-CIU is full member of the European Disability Forum (EDF).
Executive Comittee comprises the following personnel.
Mª Teresa Amat (Spain) president
Robert Mandara (Finland) vice-president
Ervin Bonecz (Hungary) vice president
Beatriz Cusmai (Italy) secretary
Henri-François Baiverlin (Belgium) treasurer
Leo de Raeve (Belgium) scientific advisory board member
Fernando Giménez (Spain) consultant member of the website
Brian Archbold (United Kingdom) advisory member of the Newsletter
Sari Skarbo (Finland) as EDF (European Disability Forum) delegate.