Francisco Vañó Ferre

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Mr. Francisco Vañó Ferre has been involved in the Third Sector for more than thirty years.

Since he became injured in 1971, he has collaborated with different areas regarding disability. including becoming a member, even as President, of the main associations in the Spanish sector of disability (ASPAYM, CERMI, PREDIF…). From 2004 to 2015, he was a member of the Spanish Commission for Social Affairs, for Integral Disability Policies, and for International Cooperation.e. He has not only focused on physical disability, but has made great allies and partners in all kind of associations around the country, and even around Europe, regardless of the type of disability they represent. Interested in all the aspects involving the lives of people with disability, he is the author of one of the bestselling books regarding disability in Spain, as well as a patron for the international contact with countries all around the world. He is also a member of the Board of the Spanish Forum of Justice and Disability from the General Council of Judicial Power.

Mr. Vañó has been condecorated with the greater distinctions (Golden Cross of the Civil Order of Social Solidarity of Spain, Diplomat Friendship Medal of the Government of Taiwan, Golden Medal of the Spanish National Paraplegic Society, and Honorary President of COCEMFE, in the region of Castilla y León). He has recently been appointed ‘Official Friend of Disability’ from the Spanish Representative Committee of People with Disability (CERMI).