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February 2019

Downright Marvellous! – United Kingdom

February 1 - April 4
York Explore – Library and Archive, Library Square
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7DS United Kingdom

Artist Sue Clayton and photographer David Kenward collaborate once more to present an exhibition of their work celebrating Down Syndrome. Over fifteen portraits of children and adults with Down Syndrome have been painted by Sue. David (who has DS) presents his outstanding photographer. This event is free and located in the cafe area at this popular central location.On Sunday 17th March between 12-3pm, Sue invites all ages to come along and print some sock bunting ready to be displayed throughout…

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Wives Club Carver Barracks – United Kingdom

February 22
Community Centre, Carver Barracks Wimbish
Saffron Walden, CB10 2YA United Kingdom

Carver Barracks, Wimbish Station wishes to raise awareness and funds for World Down Syndrome Day 2019 by gathering the community for a 'special' coffee morning. Lots of cake will be baked and lots of tea and coffee will be drunk!

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The Love Festival – Romania

February 22
Casino Cultural Centre, Central Park, Central Park, Cluj-Napoca
Cluj-Napoca, Romania Romania

We want to celebrate together one of the most beautiful Romanian ancient celebrations "Dragobete", a celebration of love. The 7th edition of The "Love Festival" celebrates the unconditional love offered by people with Down syndrome. The young people from DownCer through their activities are raising awareness of the local and national communities of their potential, talents and natural desire of social integration!

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March 2019

Website poster campaign: Leave no one behind – Europe

March 1 - March 21
The EDSA website: www.edsa.eu, www.edsa.eu

Poster campaign on the EDSA-website. We will be showing photos and stories with the "Leave no one behind" slogan from 1 March up to 21 March. Contributions come from EDSA members from 21 european countries.

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WDSD Campaign “Leave no one behind!” – Czech Republic

March 1 - March 21
Internet Prague, Czech Republic

21 March is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The motto of this year's event is: Leave no one behind!EDSA has asked their members to show people with Down syndrome taking part in activities together with others. Starting on 1 March, we show 21 examples from across Europe to make it clear that no one should be left behind!

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11a Corridown – di corsa per le persone con sindrome di Down – Italy

March 9
Zanco, Frazione Fontanina
Villadeati (AL), Italy

On March 9, 2019 will take place in the Municipality of Villadeati in Zanco, fraz. Fontanina, the 11th edition of "CORRIDOWN - Run for people with Down syndrome", a non-competitive 9 km walking event open to everybody organized by CEPIM - Centro Down in Asti. For the less trained there is a short 5 km route and a free walk on the same distance; even children and boys will have their "CorriDown" on routes specially designed for them, always in…

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AMillion Dreams signed in Makaton – United Kingdom

March 14 - March 31
Support group, Halesowen
Halesowen, United Kingdom

The children and siblings from Up and Downs how made a video using Makaton. Watch them sign A Million Dreams. They have all done an amazing job and show how beautifully they can sign.

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Theater performance and authors reading for World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Czech Republic

March 16
Office of the Public Defender of Rights, Údolní 39
Brno, 602 00 Czech Republic

Theater performance "Kdopak by se toho bál?" (performing actors are mostly persons with Down syndrome) and authors reading by Marek Orko Vácha and Milan Kosmák. The main programme will be accompanied by activities for children.

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Dokumentar “Carmen Hertz” + Expo “Born to Be” – Luxemburg

March 16 - March 21
Ciné Scala Diekirch, 46, rue de l'Industrie L-9208
Diekirch, 9208 Luxembourg

Saturday 16th of march : Documentary film presentation of Carmen Hertz, a 17-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. Exhibition of portraits of different people with Down Syndrome. The exhibition lasts till 21th of march in the main hall of the cinema.

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New Horizons Conference with Bob Doman NACD – Bulgaria

March 16
Vitosha Park Hotel, 1 Rosario Str
Sofia, 1700 Bulgaria

This conference is appropriate for parents and specialists, and it is going to present new horizons for children with Down syndrome. This conference is giving a perfect chance to take the best educational services in home.

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Dzien Kolorowej Skarpetki – Poland

March 17 - March 22
Centrum Zabaw Rodzinnych Family Park, Fordonska 183
Bydgoszcz, Kujawsko-Pomorskie 85-766 Poland

The ZESPOLAKI Association is organizing a week of lectures, training and educational consultations on this topic as part of the celebrations of the World Downover Day. Meetings for adults will be led by specialists and will be held from 18 to 22 March 2019 in Bydgoszcz. They will provide information on rehabilitation, therapy and support for children and adults with Down syndrome. On March 17, 2019, the Association ZESPOLAKI and Family Park in Bydgoszcz organize the 5th Family Rally with…

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WDSD Geneva 2019

March 20 - March 21
United Nations – Geneva, Palais des Nations
Geneva, 1211 Switzerland

"Leave no one behind" For World Down Syndrome Day 2019, Down Syndrome International supported people with Down syndrome to speak up about employment at the United Nations in Geneva. We organised a side event to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Watch the event here...   Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 WDSD Conference at the UN in Geneva.  ...on social media WDSD Conference Facebook Page WDSD…

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L’école de la vie (projection film documentaire et débat) – Belgium

March 20
IHECS, Auditoire Velge, Rue de l'Étuve 58-60 1000 Bruxelles
Bruxelles, Bruxelles 1000 Belgium

Dans le cadre de la Journée Mondiale de la Trisomie 21, Inclusion Down et Éducation sans limites asbl s’associent pour vous inviter à la projection du film documentaire « L’école de la vie ». Synopsis Anita, Rita, Ricardo et Andrès forment une bande de copains trisomiques qui partage les bancs de la même école depuis 40 ans. Mais ils aspirent à une autre vie. Ils voudraient juste pouvoir faire comme tout le monde : être autonome, gagner de l’argent, se…

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Coffee Morning for World Down Syndrome Day – Ireland

March 20
The Sweep Bar, Kilmeaden
Co. Waterford, Ireland

A Coffee Morning with scones and Live music from Bim Connors and a raffle with some lovely prizes. All proceeds going to the Waterford and South Kilkenny Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland and going to help our wonderful kids. It will be a lovely event. 10 am to 12 noon Wednesday 20th March.

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Lots Of Socks party for World Down Syndrome Day – Turkey

March 20
Lüleburgaz Belediyesi, Babaeski Yolu 5. KM küme evler mevkii no:14
Lüleburgaz, Kirklareli 39750 Turkey

Our Event has three parts: 1-Lots of Socks party. 2- WDSD 2019 hand painting at WDSD memory wall. 3-WDSD awareness walking at the city centre and distribution of the WDSD flyers.

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Swiatowy Dzien Osob z Zespolem Downa – “Skarpetkowo” – Poland

March 20 - March 21
Publiczne Przedszkole Nr 17 im. Krasnala Halabaly w Pile, ul. Sniadeckich 3A
Pila, wielkopolskie 64 Poland

Tuesday 20th and 21st of March we celebrate World Day Syndrome Day 2019 in our inclusive kindergarden. As you can see, we have just prepared a lot of socks! We are encouraging everyone to take part in the empovering event. The enhancement of awarness of Down syndrome is very important for us. That is why we prepared some leaflets and articles about this issue. Like people around the world, all children and adults in our place wear colourful mismatched socks…

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Marburg feiert den Welt-Down-Syndrom-Tag 2019 Signale setzen – „Socken rocken“! – Germany

March 21
Marburg, Marktplatz
Marburg, 35037 Germany

Marburg feiert den Welt-Down-Syndrom-Tag 2019 Signale setzen – „Socken rocken“! Eine Viertelmillion Schweden! Warum tragen jedes Jahr am 21.3. eine Viertelmillion Schweden zwei verschiedene Socken? Die Initiative „Rocka sockorna“ geht auf ein kleines Mädchen zurück: „Anders zu sein ist gut“, erklärt Nathea Anemyr im Fernsehen. „Meine Schwester hat das Down-Syndrom und ich werde traurig, wenn ich all die Schimpfworte über Menschen wie sie höre.“ Anders zu sein ist gut! - Lasst niemanden zurück! Zum vierten Mal lassen wir in Marburg…

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Trisomie 21 : vivire mieux (Trisomy 21: a better life) – France

March 21
Angers, Mars 21: Larrey Auditorium, Hospital, 4 rue Larrey, Angers, France Mars 22 &23: Volney Auditorium, Law University, 2 rue de Rennes, Angers, France
Angers, Pays de la Loire 49100 France

This is the 14th event organized by AFRT and partners. It will include:- an introduction on Down Syndrome for medical students - talks on recent research in biology and medecin -debates about inclusion More information on https://www.afrt.fr

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Guinness World Record attempt – United Kingdom

March 21
Carlisle College Sports Hall, Victoria Place
Carlisle, Cumbria CA1 1HS United Kingdom

We would like people to join us at 12 noon on World Down Syndrome day, March 21st, to attempt to break The Guiness World Record for Most Odd Socks worn at one time. The event will take place in Carlisle College's sports hall. Socks must be showing for 5 minutes, Guiness world records ask that people wear shorts or skirts to ensure socks are visible at all times during the record attempt. Carlisle Mencap will be joining us and there…

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Dementia in people with Down syndrome: the state of the science – Ireland

March 21
Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, Durkan Lecture Theatre, Trinity Centre for Health Sciences St James's Hospital
Dublin 8, D08 W9RT Ireland

This one-day seminar explores the latest findings in the area of brain health, cognitive ageing and dementia among people with Down syndrome. People with Down syndrome are at a very high risk of developing dementia as they age. There is still much to be learned about diagnosis and post-diagnostic support. Trinity Centre for Ageing and Intellectual Disability (TCAID) presents the state of the science on dementia in Down syndrome. Key world leaders will explore symptom recognition, assessment tools, biomarkers, advances…

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Down Syndrome Day, Mim Kemal Öke ve Nazliyla Yarali Ceylanlar – Turkey

March 21
Izmir Katip Celebi University, Hekim Haci Pasa conference area
Izmir, Turkey

The conference will be given by Prof.Dr. Mim Kemal Öke, then children with Down's syndrome will perform dance show with rhythm show from Anatolian Down Syndrome Association and Vasfiye-Orhan Akyildiz Disability Center.

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Journée Mondiale Trisomie 21 – Luxemburg

March 21
City Concorde Luxembourg, 80, route de Longwy
L-8060 Bartringen, Luxembourg

During the whole day an information booth will be in the shopping mall to give visitors the chance to learn more about Down Syndrome and our association! At 6 p.m. our inclusive dance group "Dreamteam 21 - Danse Ensemble" will present a performance in the mall and every visitor can participate.

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Charity Dog Walk – United Kingdom

March 21
Marbury Country Park, Northwich
Northwich, Cheshire CW9 6AT United Kingdom

Join Cheshire Down's Syndrome Support Group with your pooch at 10.00 am for a walk around Marbury park to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day. Free doggy goody bags.

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Belfast city hall lights up for World Down syndrome Day 2019 – United Kingdom

March 21
Belfast city hall, Donegall square
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast city hall will be lit up in the Down syndrome coulours ( blue and yellow ) to celebrate world Down syndrome day on the 21st March , there will also be a reception held afterwards at the city hall .

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Dress Down for the Down Syndrome Centre – Ireland

March 21
Any School or Office!, Any Town or City
Any County in Ireland, Ireland

Join us in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st! Dress Down for the Down Syndrome Centre, and support the amazing children and families we serve daily. Participation is easy- make a donation (however big or small!), and on Thursday March 21st dress down however you would like. Many people choose to wear odd socks, funky gear, or comfy clothes, but the choice is yours. To make fundraising easier (and a little more fun!), we have posters and promotional…

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Piknik z okazji Swiatowego Dnia Zespolu Downa. – Poland

March 21
Siedziba Stowarzyszenia Tworcow Kultury Nadbuzanskiej Wlodawa, lubelskie 22-200 Poland

W Dniu Swiatowego Dnia Zespolu Downa, wszystkich mieszkancow Wlodawy na piknik pod has?em Nie zostawimy nikogo z tylu. Prosimy wszystkie osoby z zespolem Downa, aby powiedziala swiatu Nie zostawiajcie nas w tyle!!!, a wszystkie zdrowe osoby Nie zostawimy nikogo w tyle!!! Wszyscy ludzie musz? miec mozliwosc zycia pe?nym zyciem, na rownych zasadach z innymi, we wszystkich aspektach spoleczenstwa. Brakuje wiedzy na temat wyzwan, przed jakimi staja osoby z ZD w ciagu swojego zycia, a takze o prawdziwych ich mozliwosciach i…

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Tri Caste Lumturie; Mbeshtet, Perfshihu, Dhuro – Mos ler asnje pas! – Albania

March 21
Qendra Xhonatan / Jonathan Center, Rruga e Kavajes, Nr. 175 50m siper spitalit Gjerman
Tirane, Tirane 1000 Albania

Leave no one behind Show with artistic performances of children and young adults with Down Syndrome and typical children and young adults to promote inclusion, talents and encourage the support of the community toward free professional services of the Jonathan Center for children with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals around them.

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What is Down Syndrome – Bulgaria

March 21
Luxoft Sofia, Tzarigradsko Shosse blvd, 115K
Sofia, 1784 Bulgaria

Luxoft Sofia is a leading IT company in Bulgaria. In front of company's employees we are going to present a presentation about Down syndrome. We will share with the audience some facts about Down syndrome and answer questions.

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DownTour 2019 – Italy

March 21 - October 13
Piazza del Popolo, Piazza del Popolo
Roma, Italy

On March 21, an AIPD camper van will start its "DownTour" from Rome: until October 13, it will cross all of Italy, with over 30 stages in different regions. On board, crews always different, all composed by people with Down syndrome, family members and tutors. It starts on the 21st from Piazza del Popolo, where On March 21, an AIPD camper van will depart from Rome: until October 13 it will cross all of Italy, with over 30 stages in…

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Obiljezavanje Svjetskog dana Daun sindroma – Montenegro

March 21
Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day, Trg nezavisnosti, Podgorica or Univerzitetski sportsko-kulturni centar
Podgorica, 81000 Montenegro

Association of Youth with Disabilities of Montenegro in cooperation with First Association of Children and Youth with Down Syndrome - Podgorica is organizing celebration of WDSD. We will have a program on the Independence Square in Podgorica, with songs and dance and walk in the city streets after this (in case that weather is rainy, the event will be held in Sport and Cultural center of University of Montenegro). Wear your colorful socks and join us! 🙂

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Emilie’s World Down Syndrome Day Fundraiser; Coffee Morning for World Down Syndrome Day – Ireland

March 21
Cahernane House Hotel, Muckross Road Cahernane
Killarney, Co. Kerry Ireland

Coffee Morning for World Down Syndrome Day Raising awareness of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, and raising funds towards Down Syndrome Kerry, where our amazing Emilie goes to the Early Years playgroup. Through supports, friendships made and the early intervention subsidies, it has helped her to develop to her full potential. These services enable will Emilie to have as bright and independent a future as possible. We want to ensure all persons or future babies born with Down…

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Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day in ZSS in Pyskowice – Poland

March 21
Zespol Szkol Specjalnych w Pyskowicach, ul. Poniatowskiego 2
Pyskowice, silesian region 44-120 Poland

We want to invite you to the fifth edition of the celebrations of the World Down Syndrome Day. The meeting will start at 9.30 in the Special Schools Complex in Pyskowice. The program includes student performances, integration games and classes in the workshops. For older students, we planned trekking in our town.

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‘I Could Be’ Campaign – Ireland

March 21
Various Locations around Dublin City Centre, Including Heuston & Connolly Stations, National Concert Hall, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin Castle and more
Dublin, Ireland

"I Could Be" is about supporting a brighter future for people with Down syndrome. The campaign aims to promote the message that while people with Down syndrome need additional supports, they have innate potential, skills, talents and unique perspectives to bring to society and to a chosen profession. The campaign features 18 children with Down syndrome aged between 6 and 16. We have created life sized images of the children each holding a sign which contains an "I Could Be"…

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Dzien Kolorowej Skarpetki – Poland

March 21
Poland – Chrzanow, ul. Broniewskiego 10 C Poland - Chrzanow
Chrzanow, Malopolska 32-500 Poland

Two part event: morning hours for local schools and kindergardens students - scout workshop with the lessons about disability, tolerance, acceptance and inclusion. Afternoon hours - banquet for families and invitied local authorities. There will be time for crafts, games and most of all a Red Carpet Ceremony and a video presentation of every child and adult with DS who will take part in our event.

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Tea for 21 Party – Scotland

March 22
Down’s Syndrome Scotland Offices, Riverside House 502 Gorgie Road
Edinburgh, Scotland EH11 3AF United Kingdom

Join us in our office for cake, tea and a good old natter. Meet some of our team and help us celebrate Down's Syndrome Awareness Week. We'll have tea and cakes set up in the board room all day and we'd love to see you there to join our Tea for 21 party and celebrate Awareness Week.

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Moochathon 21.3 – United Kingdom

March 23
Hartford Hall, 81 School Lane Hartford
Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1PW United Kingdom

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2019 we're holding our first ever 'Moochathon'. It's a 21.3 mile walk on Saturday 23rd March to raise funds and awareness that starts and ends in Hartford.There’s also a family friendly 2.1K Mini Moochathon happening along the Whitegate Way section of the walk.

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Evening Celebration of World Down Syndrome Day 2019 in Prague – Czech Republic

March 23
Spolecensky sal Na Marjance, Belohorska 262/35
Praha 6, 16900 Czech Republic

The association DownSyndrom CZ organises an Evening Celebration of the WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2019 at Na Marjance Dance Hall in Prague on Saturday, 23rd March 2019. Spolecensky vecer u prilezitosti Svetoveho dne Downova syndromu Vazeni pratele, mili rodice, zveme Vas i Vase rodiny na jiz treti spolecensky vecer na oslavu svetoveho dne Downova syndromu, ktery Spolecnost DownSyndrom CZ poada dne 23. brezna 2019 od 17 do 22 hodin v sale na Marjance na prazskem Brevnove. Cena vstupenek pro dospele…

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“D1VERS4MENTE UGU4L1_II edizione” – Italy

March 24
Palasport Marpel Arena, Palasport Fontescodella Marpel Arena, 62100 Macerata
Macerata, Italy 62100 Italy

Purpose: raising awareness about Down syndrome. Highlighting the importance of job and sport inclusion, independence and autonomous life. People with Down syndrome will speak about their experiences, dreams and thoughts.

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Fitness party – France

March 30
Gravelines, Rue Chigot
Petit-Fort-Philippe, Nord 59820 France

Save the date ! The sport club GEG FIT MIX GRAVELINES is organising a party to fundraise for Trisomie 21 France. Dance and fitness activities will be organised all evening by sports coach : cardio-boxe, kuduro-fit, piloxing-knockout, stretching...Every body will be able to participate ! Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. A raffle will be organised. Donations will be used to develop projects organised by and for people with Down syndrome.  Prices : 9 € on the day  7…

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April 2019

Athletic festival for children with Down syndrome – Slovakia

April 12
Athletic festival for children with Down syndrome, Baštová 3
Prešov, Slovakia 080 01 Slovakia

The main goal of the Athletic festival for children with Down syndrome is to provide the opportunity for children with varying degrees of disability to engage in competition and experience joy, success, confidence and fulfillment from the performance and sport activities with other children. At this event each child is a winner!

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