Agenda for Cyprus Meeting

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COST ACTION TD1309 – LUDI “Play for Children with Disabilities”

4 / 5 June 2015, Limassol, Cyprus

First Action Conference

Preparing the first Deliverables of the Action LUDI

Limassol, Ajax Hotel


The Conference is dedicated to the memory of Gert Jan Gelderblom and Brian Sutton Smith

Thursday, June the 4th , 2015

9.00            Introduction

                   Greetings and Conference presentation

9.15            Brief speech in memory of Gert Jan Gelderblom

9.30            Serenella Besio, Full Professor of Special Pedagogy, University of Aosta Valley, Italy, Chair of the COST Action LUDI

       LUDI: achievements and perspectives

9.45            Marcia L. Nell, Associate Professor of Early Child Education, Millersville University (USA) and President of TASP (The Association for the Study of Play)

                   The Power of Play

10.45         Coffee break

11.00         Odile Perino, Co-Founder of the LUDOPOLE Association, Lyon (France)

                   Mainstream toys for children with disabilities: a methodological proposal for analysis and selection

12.00         Keith Towler, Member of the International Play Association and past Children’s Commissioner for Wales (United Kingdom)

                   Children’s right to play – whoever they are, where ever they live

13.00         Lunch

14.15         Plenary session. Discussion with the invited experts

Moderator: Vice-Chair Pedro M. Encarnação

15.00         Presentation of the state of the art of the LUDI WG activities

WG1         Vaska Stancheva-Popkostadinova

WG2         Rianne Jansens

WG3         Angharad Beckett

WG4         Egle Celiešienė and Mara Westling Allodi

16.00         Coffee break

16.15         LUDI Working Group meetings

18.00         Closing the first day

Friday, June the 5th, 2015

9.00            Greetings by the local organizer

Panayiotis Zaphiris

9.15            Brief speech in memory of Brian Sutton Smith

9.30            LUDI Working Group meetings

10.45         Coffee break (during the meetings)

12.00         Plenary session. Reports of the WG meetings by the WG leaders

Moderator: Marco Carnesecchi

13.30         Lunch

14.45         Local invited speaker. Iza Login, CEO and Head of HR of “Outfit7”

                   Developing mobile apps accessible to children with disabilities

15.15         Pedro Encarnação, LUDI Vice-Chair

Closing the Conference

15.30         Coffee break

15.45         LUDI Action Management Committee

18.00         Closing the MC works