Inclusion Europe has a new vice-president! Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir followed Gerhard Kowalski, who will stay on the board as a treasurer. Bryndís has been actively involved in the Icelandic disability movement for many years, for example as board member of “SLF – The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities”, the Icelandic deaf-blind association and the country’s “Organisation of the Disabled”. Since 2013, she has been the chair of the board of Inclusion Europe’s Icelandic member Throskahjalp, lobbying for the rights of people with disabilities and meeting with ministers, parliamentarians and other politicians, officials of government institutions and municipalities. A mother of two daughters with disabilities, Bryndís has gathered personal experience being in contact with support services, schools and other authorities fighting for her daughters’ right to education, a social life and independent living. Bryndís has served as substitute member of the board of “The Council of Nordic Cooperation on Disability”, as well as as Iceland’s representative at NSR, a cooperation forum for Nordic organisations of people with intellectual disabilities.
A warm welcome to Bryndís Snæbjörnsdóttir from everyone at Inclusion Europe – we are looking forward to be working with you!