Who are the main institutional partners of IFHOHYP?

  • Council of Europe

  • Youth Department –

    • Advisory Youth Council

      • Aleksandar Bogdanovic, Serbia (CRID) was the representative of IFHOHYP in the Advisory Council on Youth of the Council of Europe in 2006-2011

    • European Youth Centres (Budapest and Strasbourg)

      • Regular study sessions held in cooperation with the European Youth Centres since 1994

      • Experts from IFHOHYP are invited to facilitate workshops or provide inputs at the Council of Europe events such as “Europe, Youth and Globalisation” and Human Rights Education Forum

    • European Youth Foundation

      • Several IFHOHYP projects funded by the European Youth Foundation, the key projects: Multimedia project “What is it like to be young and hard of hearing in Europe?” and Research Project on social inclusion of hard of hearing youth across Europe.

  • Integration of People with Disabilities Unit

    • IFHOHYP representatives invited as experts at the 2nd meeting of the Committee of Experts on participation of people with disabilities in political and public life (CAHPAH-PPL), 9-11 December 2009 and as experts in questionnaire analysis on disability in the CoE Member States

    • Laura Scholler and Karina Chupina worked at the CoE Consultative Meeting on Inclusion of Youth with Disabilities – Social Cohesion Directorate will prepare Recommendation on participation of youth with disabilities in public and political life, to be adopted by the CoE Committee of Ministers.

  • United Nations, Youth Unit

    • Policy recommendations on disability youth participation at UN World Youth Forums (Portugal’1998, Senegal’2002)

    • Representation at the UN High Level Meeting on Youth in 2011 and successful advocacy for captioning accessibility for hard of hearing participants at the mainstream youth event

    • Representation at the annual Conference of the States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


  • European Commission

  • Directorate General of Education and Culture

    • Action 4.1 grants recipient – Support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth

  • Directorate General of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Integration of People with Disabilities Unit

    • IFHOHYP representation at the EU-UN seminar “Strengthening the EU-UN cooperation against all forms of discrimination”, IFHOHYP representation and input at the European Day of People with Disabilities, European Commission, 2009.

Who are the main NGO partners of IFHOHYP?