Events

The project will be hosting training events for the ESRs, public conferences and much more. Details of these events will be published here soon.

Event 1: NUI Galway, 29th October – 1st November 2019

DARE Public Day – 31st October 2019

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for a one-day public conference for the following project:

Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. The aim of the DARE network is to train a new generation of disability scholars and policy specialists, who work on the implementation of different aspects of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities across Europe. The 15 Early Stage Researchers recruited through DARE and their academic supervisors will participate in the conference, which will address the core purpose of the DARE project – to give legitimacy, through research, to the lived experience of persons with disabilities as a basis for law reform. The conference will focus on three global challenges facing persons with disabilities and policy-makers 1) the voices of persons with disabilities 2) the power structures that impact on their lives and 3) the social movements required to bring about sustainable policy change.

This event will be held in the Aran Suite, Salthill hotel, Salthill, Galway on Thursday 31st October 2019. For further information and to register please click the following link: https://cdlp.clr.events/event/128810:centre-for-disability-law-and-policy-cdlp.

Event 2: ISCSP, Lisbon, Portugal, 17th February – 20th February 2020

DARE Public Day – 20 February 2020

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for a one-day public conference for the following project:

Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE), a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. The aim of the DARE network is to train a new generation of disability scholars and policy specialists, who work on the implementation of different aspects of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities across Europe. The 15 Early Stage Researchers recruited through DARE and their academic supervisors will participate in the conference, which will address the core purpose of the DARE project – to give legitimacy, through research, to the lived experience of persons with disabilities as a basis for law reform.

The conference will feature Alberto Vasquez, Research Coordinator in the Office of the UN Special Rapporteur for Disability, who will present on Disability Studies, Human Rights and Disability Law – an Agenda for Research. The conference will also encompass three Round Tables, addressing the following topics: 1) Research collaborations in disability research 2) Interdisciplinary research in disability and 3) Ethics in participatory and emancipatory research.This event will be held at Room Lisboa, ISCSP, University of Lisboa.

Event 3: University of Leeds, 29th June – 3rd July 2020

Event 4: NUI Galway, Dates TBC

Event 5: Brussels, Dates TBC