We keep an eye on all related to disabilities in both Europe and the USA. As I have mentioned about homeopathy in society, we are aiming to integrate our discipline into the different fields of western medicine. Homepathy in Europe is slowly moving in the right direction, and one of our supporting public organization is the European Disability Forum which creates a resource for planning and implementation of pro-disability measures. As such, we’d like to post here too their welcoming news on their new Executive Director who does also back the proposal from the homeopathic bodies in Europe.
It is with great pleasure that I am announcing today the nomination of Nicola Bedlington as EPF Executive Director. Nicola is a skilled senior manager with strong European policy, advocacy, campaigning and fundraising skills. She currently is Head of the Secretariat of the Environment and School Initiative (an internation al government-based research network on school development and education for sustainable development. This network is set up by the OECD).
Nicola’s experience includes work for the European Disability Forum as Director from 1997 to 1999 (EDF is an umbrella NGO of 70 European organizations and 15 national councils of disabled people, set up in 1996 to promote equal opportunities and advance the human rights of the millions of disabled citizens in the EU). From 1991 to 2006, Nicola has also been a European Commission expert responsible for project evaluation and coordination of subsidies and a co-founder of the European Social Policy Platform. Nicola is also a freelance consultant. Nicola will effectively start working for EPF in June 1. I am sure you will join me in welcoming Nicola who will be a great asset to EPF.
At the same time I would also like to thank Annette Dumas for her support and dedicated work for EPF. Her support to me as the President, has made the hard work we have done possible. Annette is moving on to other functions with Alzheimer Europe at the end of March 2015, I wish her all the best in her new function and look forward to seeing her again in some of our meetings.