DARE event: Exploring Voice, Power and Change

DARE event: Exploring Voice, Power and Change

Brussels and Online

The Marie SkłodowskaCurie Innovative Training Network DARE (Disability Advocacy Research in Europe) is organising a conference to showcase the findings of the 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) / PhD candidates employed in the Network. The conference provides the possibility to establish contacts and collaborations with the ESRs and explore how their findings can impact on policy in the future.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, on: Lessons for the Next Generation of Disability Researchers.

The 14 ESRs will present their findings and interact with invited respondents and conference participants in sessions on:

  • Ensuring accountability from duty-bearers
  • Access to justice and persons with disabilities
  • Intersectionality
  • Persons with disabilities as rights-holders as agents of change

Respondent’s include:

  • Ruth Faber, EU-CORD Network – European Christian Organisations for Relief and Development.
  • Alva Finn, Director Social Platform, Brussels.
  • Dr Joni Gilissen, End-of-Life Care Research Group, End-of-Life Care Research Group, Vrije Universiteit Brussel & Ghent University.
  • Ekaterine Skhiladze, Deputy Public Defender of Georgia and Chair of ENNHRI’s Working Group on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Conference participation is free. Participants are welcome to join us at the EU Thon Hotel in Brussels, or to follow via a live stream.

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