Press release: Germany’s first UN Audit on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Germany yet to Achieve Active Citizenship for Persons with Disabilities

Important days for the rights of people with disabilities in Germany lie ahead: On March 26 and 27, 2015, Germany’s first state report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will be audited by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

“Not only the state report, but also empirical research,” says Professor Anne Waldschmidt, University of Cologne, “clearly shows that Germany still has substantial problems in enabling Active Citizenship for persons with disabilities.” Waldschmidt is head of the International Research Unit Disability Studies (iDiS) representing Germany as partner in the EU-funded project DISCIT – Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens.

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Invitation: Launch of Volume 4 of the “European Yearbook of Disability Law”

Yearbook DL 4Date/Time: Thursday, September 19, 6.45pm – 7.30pm.
Venue: Park Inn Hotel Cologne, Innere Kanalstrasse 15,
50823 Cologne, Germany

Drinks and Canapés will be served- there is no fee for this event.
For more information please visit our website at:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/yearbook.html

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New EU Project on How to Achieve Active Citizenship for Persons with Disabilities

A new EU-funded research project has started at the International Research Unit in Disability Studies (iDiS). It represents the University of Cologne as German partner of DISCIT – Making Persons with Disabilities Full Citizens“. This research consortium aims to produce new knowledge enabling EU Member States, affiliated European countries and the European Union to achieve full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in society and the economy.

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