Sponsor

Sponsors page...
CONGRESS PATRON

ADDRESS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
Mr. Stjepan Mesić

ON THE OCCASION OF THE 8th WORLD CONGRESS OF PEOPLE WHO STUTTER
Cavtat/Dubrovnik, 6 10, May 2007

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Dear participants and guests of the Congress,


    Thankfully corresponding to your kind invitation, I accepted with pleasure the patronage of the 8th World Congress of People who Stutter organized by the International Stuttering Association and the Croatian Hinko Freund Association of the People who Stutter taking place for the first time in Croatia, one of the countries in the South East Europe. The Congress venue in Croatia illustrates how much the international community appreciates the role of the Hinko Freund Association, the first and the only non-profit organization in Croatia gathering members of the socially sensitive community interested in issues of people who stutter and contributing to better conditions and communication of people with this specific speech disability.

    Every world congress gathers together experts from specific fields of interest to exchange experience and contribute to further promotion of the achievements for their beneficiaries. Stuttering may happen to be a serious obstacle in human communication affecting everyday life of people who stutter. Because of this, it is worth knowing that the participants gathered on this very Congress are generously giving their own share in creating a more humane, just and compassionate world for the millions of people who stutter worldwide.

    Wishing all the participants much success in the work of the Congress, I truly believe that the results accomplished so far will further contribute to better recognition, understanding and promotion of the needs of people who stutter for easier fostering and fulfillment of their aspirations.

Zagreb, 13, July 2006

Stjepan Mesić