30 January 2017
Dear ESCIF friends and colleagues
We hope you all had a relaxing Christmas holiday and that the New Year started out well for you. We presume you are now bursting with vitality to tackle all the things that will happen in your lives during 2017!
One highlight of 2017 will of course be the annual ESCIF Congress. This year the Congress will be organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Paraplegic Association; Zveza Paraplegikov Slovenije, and will take place on 10 – 12th May. The venue is their own purpose resort: Dom Paraplegikov which overlooks the beautiful Adriatic coast, nearby the historic port of Piran.
Our Early bird registration deadline is 14th February (Valentine's Day!). Of course there are only a limited number of rooms within the resort itself, with other delegates comfortably accommodated in nearby hotels.
Note: It is possible to register up until 14th March, but for an additional cost of 50€ per person.
You can register online at: www.escifcongress.org - where you'll also find latest information about the ESCIF Congress, the registration procedure and accommodation arrangements. If you have any questions or run into problems during the registration procedure, please send an e-mail to:
Ursa Preseren: firstname.lastname@example.org
And please (cc) Jani Trdina: email@example.com
Note: These email addresses may, in due course, also be used to confirm travel arrangements.
You can also send travel details at a later stage (look Step 4 in Procedure for registration).
Dom Paraplegikov is a new purpose-built health resort owned by Paraplegic Association of Slovenia (P.A.S.). One of its foundational purposes is to support & encourage people living with SCI of all nations - to meet and share their wealth of experience and to spend unforgettable vacations together. It is built for comfortable accessibility.
A Special Offer to Congress Delegates - The Slovenian Paraplegic Association invite you to extend your stay in the resort before &/or after the congress for just 39 € per person / day - full board! (subject to availability in bookings). While you are here - why not enjoy a break, to soak in the coastal scenery & amicable climate, as well as a wealth of historical culture ...all at your leisure.
Congress proposals from members
If your organisation has any proposal for the Assembly of Delegates* - please send them before 10th March 2017 to:
Urs Styger: firstname.lastname@example.org
*about ESCIF - comment or questions regarding: accounts & finances, selection of auditors, minutes of meeting, agenda, President's report, future activities, voting, etc.
A call for members input
A fundamental role of ESCIF is to support 'closer relationships between individual National SCI organisations, and the exchange of information'. If your members / your organisation has an interesting ongoing or recent project, a collaboration, or has participated in other activities &/or actions - which may be of inspiration to other member organisations - you might like to share that with us? Perhaps you would be prepared to make a short presentation during this congress? If so, please send an abstract before 31st March 2017 to:
Nuutti Hiltunen: email@example.com
Please Note: All presentations are to be in English and should not exceed 10 minutes.
We hope to see you at the congress!
On behalf of the ESCIF Executive
Vice-President of ESCIF