World Down Syndrome Day 2017!


Hello, my name is Helga Stevens and I am a Member of European Parliament and the Vice-Chair of the ECR Group.

I would like to thank World Youth Alliance Europe for challenging me in the socks battle for World Down Syndrome Day, which is on the 21st of March in the European Parliament in Brussels.

I would like to also nominate the following persons to do the same to raise awareness about Down Syndrome:

1. MEP Syed Kamall, ECR Group Leader
2. Bart De Wever, N-VA party President
3. Tom Boonen, famous Belgian cyclist

Today, I am wearing mismatched socks as the part of campaign organised by the World Youth Alliance Europe. I am doing this to raise awareness and create a single global voice advocating for inclusion, rights and social well-being of people with Down syndrome.

Please join me in celebrating World Down Syndrome Day!

Video in ASL with English voice-over and subtitling in English and Dutch.