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Removing barriers for Active Citizenship by involving persons with disabilities in Europe

The seminar will present findings from the EU research project DISCIT: Making persons with disabilities full citizens. The seminar is free of charge.

Place: Hotel Radisson Blue Scandinavia Holbergsgate 30, 0166 Oslo Date and time: Thursday 9. November 2017 09:00 - 13.30

Programme

08:30 – 09:00     
Registration and coffee & tea

09:00 – 09:20     
Welcome – Key findings and recommendations from DISCIT volume one: ‘Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe’
Bjørn Hvinden, Scientific Coordinator DISCIT, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) - NOVA, Norway

09:20 – 09:40      
Key findings and recommendations from DISCIT volume two: ‘Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities in Europe: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe’
Rune Halvorsen, Co-editor and Co-author, HiOA, Norway

09:40 – 10:10     
Comments by Members from the DISCIT consortium

  • Federico Ciani, Co-author, University of Florence, Italy
  • Anne Waldschmidt, Co-editor and Co-author, University of Cologne, Germany

10:10 – 10:25     
Comments by a member from DISCIT’s European Stakeholder Committee

  • Jamie Bolling, European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), Sweden

10:25 – 10:40    
Questions and comments from the audience

10:40 – 11:00     
Coffee/tea break

11:00 – 12:30     
What opportunities do persons with disabilities have to exercise Active Citizenship and how can these opportunities be improved?
Panel discussion, including questions and comments from the audience

  • Ana Marta Guillén Rodriguez, Co-editor and Co-author, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Alejandro Moledo, European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Arne Lein, Leader, Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD)
  • Monica Menapace, Project Officer DISCIT, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Belgium (tbc)

Facilitation: Rune Halvorsen, Co-editor and Co-author, HiOA, Norway

12:30 – 13:30     
Farewell buffet

Facilitation: Bettina Uhrig, Project Manager DISCIT, HiOA NOVA, Norway

Download the program as a pdf file

Venue:
Hotel Radisson Blue Scandinavia
Holbergsgate 30, 0166 Oslo

https://www.radissonblu.com/en/scandinaviahotel-oslo

 

Organization:
Jimmy De Lara Andersen, HiOA NOVA, Norway
Jimmy.Andersen@nova.hioa.no, +47 9425 0539

Read more about the discit project

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