Press conference about Eurovision Song Contest in International Sign

Please save 12 May, 18:00 CET, in your agenda. We will host a press conference about our work to make the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 accessible for many Deaf people in Europe and beyond. We will invite people who have been involved in this process and how the ESC in International Sign was done in Sweden in 2016. You can follow the press conference on Facebook and Youtube. Interpretation to spoken English is provided.

Journalists may ask for access to our Zoom-meeting and will be able to ask questions. Please contact us through eurovisioninternationalsign@gmail.com for access to Zoom.

 

Who will join the press conference?

Dennis Hoogeveen

Dennis Hoogeveen

Dennis Hoogeveen is the manager of DoofCentraal. Eurovision in International Sign is using the platform of DoofCentraal to publish the songs and the livestream. He welcomes you to the press conference and will be moderating.

Julia Kankkonen and Engelien Kester

Julia Kankkonen and Engelien Kester

Julia Kankkonen hosted Eurovision in International Sign in 2016. How did she succeed to collect a team from all over Europe? What have happened since then?

Engelien Kester explain the process behind this year’s Eurovision. What made the Dutch deaf community to take this role and ensure that Eurovision is accessible for all over the world?

Juli af Klintberg and Jari Pärgma

Juli af Klintberg and Jari Pärgma

Juli af Klintberg and Jari Pärgma will be attending the press conference and giving you the idea of translation of songs in International Sign, and the artistic process behind curtains.

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