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Photocontest 2016: Music and Williams Syndrome

In January and February 2016 the first Williams Syndrome Photocontest was held. This year´s topic was Williams Syndrome and Music and each country within FEWS collected photographs of non-professional artists. Each country also selected three winners in two categories - category below 14 years and above 14 years. Later FEWS selected the overall winners of the competition and here are the winning photos:

Third place in the category above 14 years - Susan (Denmark)

Third place in the category above 14 years - Susan (Denmark)

Second place in the category above 14 years - Meta Dankfort-Nevel (Belgium)

Second place in the category above 14 years - Meta Dankfort-Nevel (Belgium)

The winner in the category above 14 years - Rosa Aznar Gomez (Spain)

The winner in the category above 14 years - Rosa Aznar Gomez (Spain)

The winner in the category up to 14 years - Alexia Colmorgen (Germany, 12 years old)

The winner in the category up to 14 years - Alexia Colmorgen (Germany, 12 years old)

You can check the complete album on our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1033726693357697.1073741829.781333178597051&type=3


International Williams Syndrome Conference in Rome

Next October 17th 2015, the Italian Williams Syndrome association AISW Onlus organises an International Conference 'Harmonize Williams Syndrome in Europe' in the Aula Magna of the Pontificial Lateranese University in Rome. You can find the program, speakers, venue, accomodation and registration information on www.hwsie.aisw.it.


European Conference on Williams Syndrome in Budapest

The European Conference on Williams Syndrome last November exceeded the expectations with almost 100 participants from 17 different countries. The majority of the participants came from the eastern European countries. They included mainly professionals involved with Williams people and were complemented by parents and representatives of Williams syndrome associations. 13 expert international speakers presented different topics going from genetics and medical to educational and social topics. You can find more details here.

 


Williams Syndrome and Eurovision song contest

A finish group Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät who consists of people with intellectual disabilities including Down and Williams Syndrome won against other eight contestants and will represent Finland for Eurovision song contest taking part in May 2015 in Vienna. Their songs deal for example with daily problems of people with disabilities, discrimination or politics. Besides this competition you can meet this group in film called Punk Syndrome.

http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-03-03/finlands-eurovision-finalists-sing-about-discrimination-against-mentally-disabled