The Prospect for Active Citizenship for Persons with Disabilities Conference

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Presentation: Labour market participation of persons with disabilities By: Roy Sainsbury with Coleman-Fountain, E. At the final conference researchers from the project, civil society organizations, leading scholars in the field, and various policy makers, will discuss the findings from the project and their potential impact on social policy on a European level. In short, DISCIT aims 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 adopts 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. The program will include several panel discussions related to key themes in the project including: I) Main DISCIT findings II) Community living in Europe – the experiences of Persons with disabilities III) The life courses of Persons with psycho-social disabilities IV) Labour Market Participation of Persons with disabilities V) The UN CRPD – Opportunities for Persons with disabilities and their Representative Organisations VI) Accessible Technology for Persons with disabilities VII) Closing session: How can DISCIT findings be used?
Period9 Nov 201510 Nov 2015
Event typeConference
LocationBrussels, BelgiumShow on map


  • employment
  • disability
  • welfare systems