European National Members

Regional Office – European Blind Union (EBU)

EBU Central Office
6 rue Gager-Gabillot
75015 Paris, France
Tel: +33 1 88 61 06 60
Website: www.euroblind.org
Twitter: @euroblind
Regional President: Rodolfo Cattani, Italy
International Contact: Lars Bosselmann, Executive Director
E-mail: ebudirector@euroblind.org
Tel: +33 1 88 61 06 61

Albania

Albanian Blind Association
Rruga Nikolla Lena Nr 62
Tirana, Albania
President: Mr. Ardjan Hysa
Chairman: Mr. Sinan Tafaj
Tel: +355 42 274 1727
Fax: +355 4259 611

Armenia

Armenian Association of the Blind
18 Isahakyan St.
Yerevan 375025, Armenia
President: Abel Hakobyan
Tel: +374 10 56 0521 / 56 1973
Fax: +374 10 58 2266

Austria

Austrian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted
Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband Österreichischer (BSVÖ)
Hietzinger Kai 85/DG
1130 Vienna, Austria
President: Dr. Markus Wolf
Tel: +43 1 9827 584 201
Fax: +43 1 9827 584 209

Belarus

Belorussian Association of the Visually Handicapped
7 Amuratorskaya Str.
Minsk 220004, Belarus
Chairman: Oleg Chepel
Tel: +375 17 203 25 06
Fax: +375 17 226 6440

Belgium

Ligue Braille/ Brailleliga
Rue d’Angleterre 57
1060 Bruxelles, Belgium
EBU Correspondant: Bart Verdickt
Executive Assistant: Annick Van den Heuvel
Tel: +32 2 533 32 11
Fax: +32 2 537 64 26

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Union of the Blind in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ramiza Salčina 2
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia-Herzegovina
President of the Assembly: Branko Suzic
Chairman of the Board: Zdravko Cigic
Tel/Fax: +387 51 324 820

Bulgaria

Union of the Blind of Bulgaria
172, Nishka Str.
Sofia 1309, Republic of Bulgaria
President: Mr. Vasil Trifonov Dolapchiev
Tel: +359 2 812 7050
Fax: +359-2-812-7049
E-mail: ssb.sofia@abv.bg
Head Int’d Relations Department: Mr. Kevork Kabzamalyan
Tel: +359 2 812 7030
Fax: +359 2 812 7029
E-mail: kkevo@mail.bg
Website: www.ssb-bg.net 

Croatia

Croatian Blind Union
Draskoviceva 80/IV, POB 736
Zagreb 100000, Croatia
President: Vojin Peric
Tel: +385 1 4812 501
Fax: +385 1 4812 507

Cyprus

Pancyprian Organization of the Blind
P.O. Box 23511
1684 Nicosia, Cyprus
President: Christakis Nicolaides
Tel: +357 22 813 383
Fax: +357 22 495 395

Czech Republic

Czech Blind United (SONS)
Krakovska 21
110 00 Praha 1, Czech Republic
International Department
Tel: +420 221 462 462
Fax: +420 221 462 461
President: Václav Polásek
Mobile: +420 603 545 ​378
Vice President: Dr. Rudolf Volejnik
Tel: +420 221-462-469
Website: www.sons.cz

Denmark

Danish Association of the Blind
Dansk Blindesamfund (DBF)
Blekinge Boulevard 2
DK-2630 Taastrup, Denmark
President: Thorkild Olesen
Tel: +45 38 14 88 44
Fax: +45 38 14 88 00
Website: www.dkblind.dk

Estonia

Estonian Federation of the Blind
Raua 1,
10124 Tallinn, Estonia
Chairman: Jakob Rosin
Int’l Affairs: Monica Lovi, monsalovi@gmail.com
Tel: +372 6411972
Tel: +372 6444603 (Assistant Manager)
Tel: +372 6411831 (Project Manager: Mari Sepp)

Finland

Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired
P.O.Box 61
Iiris 00030, Finland
Director of Advocacy and Accessibility Affairs, Ms. Sari Kokko
Coordinator of International Affairs, Sonja Ronkainen
Tel: 358-9-396-041
Fax: 358-9-396-4625
Website: www.nkl.fi

France

Confédération Française pour la Promotion Sociale des Aveugles et Amblyopes (CFPSAA)
6 rue Gager-Gabillot
75015 Paris, France
President: Edouard Ferrero
Tel: +33-1-45-30-96-12
Website: www.cfpsaa.fr

Germany

Deutscher Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband e.V. (DBSV)
German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted
Rungestr. 19
10179 Berlin, Germany
President: Mr Klaus Hahn
International Liaison: Ms. Merve Sezgin
Tel: +49-30-2853-8712
Fax: +49-30-38-53-8720
Website: www.dbsv.org

Greece

Panhellenic Association of the Blind
31 Veranzerou Street
Athens 10432, Greece
President: Ilias Margiolas
International Contact: Yannis Vardakastanis
Phone: 30 210 524 5001 ex. 138
Fax: 30 210 522 2112
E-mail: pab@otenet.gr
Website: www.pst.gr​
Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece
17 Athinas Street, Kallithea
Athens 17673, Greece
Manager: Georgia Mila
Tel: 30-210-94-15-222
Fax: 30-210-94-15-271
E-mail: info@fte.org.gr
Website: www.fte.org.gr

Hungary

Hungarian Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted
Magyar Vakok és Gyengénlátók Országos Szövetsége (MVGYOSZ)
Hermina Ut 47
Budapest H-1146, Hungary
President: Dr. Sándor Nagy
Coordinator International Affairs: Attila Ollé
Tel: +36 1 384 8440
Fax: +36 1 384 5028
Website: www.mvgyosz.hu

Iceland

Blindrafelagid – Icelandic Organization of the Visually Impaired (BIOVI)
Hamrahlid 17
Reykjavik IS 105, Iceland
Chairman: Mr. Sigþór U. Hallffreôsson
International Officer: Marjakaisa Matthíasson
Tel: +354 525 0000
Fax: +354 525 0001
Website: www.blind.is

Ireland

National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI)

Whitworth Road, Drumcondra
Dublin 9, Ireland
Chief Executive Officer: Chris White
Tel: +353 1830 7033
Fax: +353 1830 7787
Website: www.ncbi.ie

Israel

The Center for the Blind in Israel
10 David Hachmi St.
Tel-Aviv 67778, Israel
Director General: Mr. Nati Bialystock-Cohen
Int’l Liaison: Zivi Berman
Tel: +972 3 791 5536
Fax: +972 3 542 3711
Website: www.ibcu.org.il

Italy

Unione Italiana Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti
Via Borgognona 38
00187 Roma, Italy
President: Mario Barbuto
Phone: +39 06 699 88388 / 669 88375 / 669 88385
E-mail: inter@uiciechi.it
Website: www.uiciechi.it

Kazakhstan

Kazakh Society of the Blind
Microdistrict Chubary 3, House 20
010000 Astana, Kazakhstan
Chairman: Nauryzbayev Almat Sabitzhanovich
Int’l contact: Gulmira Urmashova, Assistant PU
Tel: +7 7172 44 96 19/ 7172 44 93 17

Lithuania

Lithuanian Association of the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Labdariu 7/11
Vilnius 01120, Lithuania
President: Sigitas Armonas
Tel: +370 52 624 866
Fax: +370 52 121 464
E-mail: audra@lass.lt
Website: www.lass.lt

Luxembourg

Fondation Letzebuerger Blannevereenegung (F.L.B.)
47 Rue De Luxembourg
Berschbach/Mersch l-7540, Luxembourg
Directeu Général: Paul Ensch
Tel: +352 32 90 31 300
Fax: +352 32 91 81
E-mail: info@flb.lu
Web: www.flb.lu

North Macedonia

National Union of the Blind of the Republic of North Macedonia
str. 11 Oktomvri Nr 42 A
1000 Skopje, Macedonia
President: Mr. Zarko Selkovski
Secretary General: Mr. Sterja Dimov
Tel: +389 2 3 246-537

Moldova

Moldova Association of the Blind
Columna Street 101
Chisinau 2012, Moldova
President: Dumitru Sclifos
Vice President: Stefan Oprea
Tel: +373 22 22 5191
Fax: +373 22 22 2789

Montenegro

Union of the Blind of Montenegro
Njegoseva 6
810 00 Podgorica, Montenegro
Executive Director: Goran Macanovic
President: Ms. Zana Djacic
Tel: +382 20 665-368

The Netherlands

Oogvereniging Nederland (Eye Association Netherlands)
P.O. Box 2032
3500 GB Utrecht, The Netherlands
President: Mr. Jan Vreeburg
Director: Mr. Luuk-Jan Boon
Phone: +31-30-299-2878
Fax: +31-30-293-2544
Royal Dutch Visio
Centre of Expertise for Partially Sighted and Blind People
P.O. Box 1180
1270 BD Huizen, The Netherlands
Int’l contact: Joost Heutink, Director Knowledge, Expertise & Innovation
Phone: +31 88 58 55 332
Website: www.visio.org

Norway

Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted (NABP)
Postboks 5900 Majorstuen
0308 Oslo, Norway
Executive Director: Karsten Aak
President: Terje André Olsen
Senior Adviser: Arnt Holte, arnt.holte@blindeforbundet.no
International Dept: Terje Iversen, terje.iversen@blindeforbundet.no
Tel: +47 2321 5000

Poland

Polish Association of the Blind
Ul Konwiktorska No. 9
Warsaw 00-216, Poland
President: Anna Wozniak-Szymanska
Tel: +48 22 831 3383 (secretariat)
Fax: +48 22 635 7652
E-mail: pzn@pzn.org.plprezes@pzn.org.pl
Website: www.pzn.org.pl

Portugal

Associaçao dos Cegos e Amblíopes de Portugal (ACAPO)
Av D Carlos 1, 126, 9º
1200-651 Lisboa, Portugal
President: Mr. José´Augusto Tomé Coelho
Phone: +351 21 324 45 00
Fax: +351 21 324 4501
Website: www.acapo.pt

Romania

Romanian Association of the Blind
Strada Vatra Luminoasa No 108 Bis
021919 Bucharest, Romania
President: Tudorel Tupilusi
Tel/Fax: +40 31 410 06 45

Russia

All Russia Association of the Blind
14 Novaya Ploschad
Moscow 109012, Russia
President: Alexandre Neumyvakin
Tel: +7 495 623 6160
Fax: +7 495 623 7600
Website: www.vos.org.ru

Serbia

Union of the Blind of Serbia
Knez Mihailova 42
Belgrade 11000, Serbia
Contact: Milan Stosic, President
Tel: +381 11 3286 706/ 3286 550
Fax: +381 11 3286 722

Slovak Republic

Slovak Blind and Partially Sighted Union
Sekulská 1, 842 50
Bratislava, Slovak Republic
President: Branislav Mamojka
Tel: +421 2 6920 3420 / 6920 3432
E-mail: branislav.mamojka@unss.skunss@unss.sk
Website: www.unss.sk

Slovenia

Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted of Slovenia
Groharjeva 2
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
President: Mr. Matej Žnuderl
Tel: +386 1 4700 211
Fax: +386 1 4700 220

Spain

National Organization of the Spanish Blind
Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE)
C/ José Ortega y Gasset, 18
28006 Madrid, Spain
President: Miguel Carballeda Pineiro
International liaison: Javier Güemes, Director, International Relations
ONCE General Council/ Consejo General de la ONCE
Calle de La Coruña, 18
28020 Madrid, Spain
ONCE Foundation for Latin America
Fundación ONCE para América Latina (FOAL)
Calle de La Coruña, 18
28020 Madrid, Spain
Tel: +34 91 436 5361
Fax: +34 91 436 5353

Sweden

Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired
Synskadades Riksforbund – SRF
Sandsborgsvagen 52
SE-122 88 Enskede, Sweden
President: Håkan Thomsson
Head Int’l Affairs: Per Wictorsson, per.wictorsson@srf.nu
Tel: +468 39 93 36
Fax: +468 39 93 22
Website: www.srf.nu

Switzerland

Swiss Federation of the Blind and Visually Impaired/
Swiss Union of the Blind
Koenizstrasse 23, Postfach
Bern CH3001, Switzerland
Presidents: Remo Kuonen / Oswald Bachman
C/O Rahel Escher, Swiss Coordinator
Tel: +41 31 390 8800
Fax: +41 31 390 8850
Website: www.sbv-fsa.ch

Turkey

Turkish Federation of the Blind
G.M.K. Bulvari No. 32/6
Demirtepe, ​Çankaya, Ankara 06540, Turkey
President: Turhan IÇLI
Vice President, Int’l Relations: Emin Demirci
Tel: +90 312 331 8243
Fax: +90 312 331 8246
E-mail: bilgi@korlerfederasyonu.org.tremin.demirci42@gmail.com

Ukraine

Ukrainian Association of the Blind
3 Pecherskyi Uzviz,
Kyjiv 01601, Ukraine
President: Vladyslav Bilchich
Tel: +380 44 234 1127
Fax: +380 44 234 4309

United Kingdom

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
105 Judd Street
London, WC1H 9NE
United Kingdom
Chair: Eleanor Southwood
Chief Executive, Matt Stringer
Int’l contact: Keith Valentine, Director of Development
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7391 2009
E-mail: matt.stringer@rnib.org.ukkeith.valentine@rnib.org.uk
Web: www.rnib.org.uk
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