DISCIT

Overview of DISCIT

DISCIT project ran from February 2013 to January 2016.

DISCIT aimed to produce new knowledge enabling Member States, affiliated European countries and the European Union to achieve full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and the economy. In investigating the social and political conditions for making such participation a reality, the project adopted a multifaceted understanding of Active Citizenship to operationalise the notion of “full and effective participation“ in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Adopting a multilevel and institutional perspective, DISCIT examined how different types of policies can be mutually supportive in enhancing Active Citizenship for persons with disabilities. DISCIT’s results were designed to support the redefinition of the European Social Model, in particular by facilitating the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at European Union level and in Member States.

Consortium members and partners

DISCIT consortium members included universities, research institutes and civil society organisations, including EDF. The consortium was supported by a Scientific Advisory Committee with distinguished members mainly from countries not covered by the consortium members, a European Stakeholder Committee and eight National Stakeholder Committees in Norway, Germany, the Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy,Sweden, the United Kingdom and Serbia.

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