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The European Blind Union is a non-governmental, non profit-making European organization founded in 1984. One of the six regional bodies of the World Blind Union, it is the only organization representing the interests of blind and partially-sighted people in Europe.
EBU aims to protect and promote the interests of all blind and partially-sighted people in Europe. Its objects and powers are set out in Article II of its Constitution. EBU currently has 45 member countries, each represented by a national delegation. Its work is directed by an Executive Board of 13 elected members who are accountable to a General Assembly held every four years.
The detailed work of EBU is carried out by Commissions whose areas of activity reflect the major interests of EBU and Steering Groups, whose remit is to help EBU to adequately address the needs of specific segments of the visually impaired population (Elderly, Youth, Women, Partially Sighted, Deafblind, Blind or Partially Sighted with additional disabilities )
The Central Office of EBU is based in Paris. It is responsible for communication within EBU and for information to the general public. It produces a Newsletter in English, French, German and Spanish.