Active Citizenship and Fiscal Innovation

DREAM principle investigator Gerard Quinn reflects on the role of fiscal innovation in achieving active citizenship for persons with disabilities as a part of an EU funded project, DISCIT – Making Persons with Disabilites Full Citizens.

The video is closed captioned in English, and the transcipt is available for download in Word and PDF.

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5th International Disability Law Summer School.

The popular Summer School will again bring together leading international activists, policy-influences and others connected with the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The theme this year will be VOICE (restoring
full legal capacity) and CHOICE (achieving community living in accordance with the wishes and preferences of the person)

Weblink:
http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/forthcomingevents.html

Date/Time: Monday 17th June, 2013 – June 22nd, 2013. Venue: Aras Moyola,
National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland.

Community Living for All – Conference on the Future Role of the European Union Structural funds to Advance Community Living for Older People and People with Disabilities.

This conference will consider how the EU Structural Funds can ne better harnessed in the future to achieve community living and empowerment for both older people and people with disabilities.  It is been held ‘in association with the Irish Presidency
of the Council of the European Union.’

Weblink:http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/events/community_living_for_all.html

Date/Time: Friday 3 May, 2013, 9.30am – 5.30pm. Venue: Aras Moyola, National
University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland.

9 April 2013 – Launch of Volume 3 of the European Yearbook of Disability Law in the EP

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Launch of Volume 3 of the

European Yearbook of Disability Law

&

 Research Colloquium:

“The Future of European Disability Scholarship as a Tool for European Policy Makers.”

Keynote: Anna Lawson, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Leeds

 

Co-Organized by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, based at the National University of Ireland (Galway), and the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University.

 

Hosted by: Mairead McGuinness (MEP) and Marian Harkin (MEP).

Date/Time: Tuesday, 9th April 2013, 12pm-3pm

Venue: European Parliament, Room P5B001, PHS Building, Brussels.

 

Languages: English and International Sign

The event will be preceded by a light lunch to which participants are invited.

 

To Register:

(This event requires pre-registration)

Please fill out the registration form and return to:

charlotte.may-simera@nuigalway.ie or

Charlotte May-Simera

Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway

For more information please visit the CDLP website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/events/yearbook_launch.html 

THE EVENT:

The launch of the book is an opportunity to bring together a range of stakeholders in the disability field, such as civil society and industry representatives, academics, human rights activists, policy-makers from European and national institutions and politicians, including Members of the European Parliament, to discuss and map out the future of European legal research and scholarship on disability.

The research colloquium, held in conjunction with the book launch, will provide a unique opportunity to increase the efforts and possibility to network and forge links between disability stakeholders from across the EU. Additionally, the occasion of the book launch is an opportunity to bring together and encourage the exchange of ideas and expertise amongst many disability stakeholders. This event will gather a wide audience from a variety of backgrounds and mandates to establish cross-sectoral links between numerous areas, most notably between, civil society, academia and EU and national institutions.

This research colloquium and the ensuing discussions are a key opportunity to frame disability policies and reform discussion as they continue to emerge. There are a number of key challenges and debates facing Europe in the coming decade, and disability scholarship can play a crucial role in providing accurate information to decision-makers, framing debates, and forming solutions to potential challenges. One example of an area where academic research can contribute to the debate is in the implementation and monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The EU concluded the Convention in 2010, and most Member States have now ratified, or are close to ratification. Current debates in this area have focused on how a division of responsibilities and competencies can be agreed between the EU and its Member States, and this is another area in which disability scholarship can provide clarity and elucidation.

 

Editors: 

Prof. Lisa Waddington (European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law, Maastricht University)

Prof. Gerard Quinn (Director, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway)

Dr. Eilionóir Flynn (Senior Lecturer, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway)

The Yearbook can be ordered here.