Limassol – Cyprus

“Preparing the first Deliverables of the Action LUDI”

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

Agenda of the Meeting

June the 4th, 2015

Venue: Ajax Hotel

9.00. 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

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 (

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 Working Groups activities

16.15. LUDI Working Group meetings

June the 5th, 2015

Venue: Ajax Hotel

9.00. Panayiotis Zaphiris. Greetings by the local organizer

9.15. Brief speech in memory of Brian Sutton Smith

9.30. LUDI Working Group meetings

12.00. Plenary session. Reports of the WG meetings by the WG leaders. Moderator: Marco Carnesecchi

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

15.45. LUDI Action Management Committee

18.00. Closing the Management Committee works