Pedagogy doctor Mikaela Björklund has been elected new chairwoman of Inclusion Europe’s member FDUV. She will take office on 1 January 2018 for three years.
“I see it as a great vote of confidence and an even greater responsibility to lead a federation like FDUV. I hope my knowledge and experience will be useful”, she said upon her election. “It is important that Swedish-speakers with intellectual disabilities and their relatives are heard and that the needs of this minority within the minority are met.”
FDUV is the association of Swedish-speaking people with intellectual disabilities in Finland. It represents eleven regional associations and the National Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities Steg för Steg. The associations are active throughout Sweden, and together have approximately 2 800 members.
Inclusion Europe congratulates Mikaela Björklund on her election and wishes her all the best for her upcoming term!
Mikaela Bjorklund has been elected chairwoman of FDUV.
A chairman or chairwoman is the leader of a group.
FDUV stands for the association for Swedish-speaking people
with intellectual disabilities in Finland.
FDUV is a member of Inclusion Europe.
Mikaela Bjorklund will start her new role on the 1st of January 2018
for 3 years.
Mikaela said that she is happy to lead an organisation like FDUV.
She said she is happy because it proves that people think
that she can do such a job well.
She also said that her knowledge and experience will help her.
Mikaela said that it is very important for Swedish speakers in Finland
with intellectual disabilities and their families to be heard.
FDUV is made up of different associations throughout Finland.
This also includes
the National Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities
These associations have nearly 3000 members.
Inclusion Europe wants to congratulate Mikaela Björklund
and wish her all the best for the upcoming term!
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