CfP: ALTER Young Author Prize 2019

This call for articles is for all doctoral students or young researchers who have completed their PhD within less than five years of the date of submission of their articles.

Proposed articles, written by a single author, will be examined by a jury composed of members of the editorial board of the journal and of Alter Association’s board of directors. 

The prizewinner’s article will be published in the journal. The laureate will be invited to present his work at the 8th Alter’s European Conference (5th-6th of September 2019, in Cologne, Germany) as keynote speaker.

Professor Anne Waldschmidt appointed to the new Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights

The FRA Management Board, during its meeting in May 2018, appointed five women and six men from 100 applicants to form the Agency’s new Scientific Committee. The appointment was done following a transparent call for applications and selection procedure after having consulted the competent committee of the European Parliament.

The 11 renowned experts are: Kieran Bradley, François Crépeau, Theodora Kostakopoulou, Joanna Kulesza, Julia Laffranque, Anja Mihr, Francesco Palermo, Martin Scheinin, Nico Schrijver, Anne Waldschmidt, Siniša Zrinšcak. Their academic expertise covers key disciplines such as EU law, sociology, public international law, political science and comparative (public) law.

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Conference: ALTER 2018

“Transforming practices and knowledge through the lens of disability: experiences, transmissions, training, organization”.

The seventh Annual Conference of ALTER, European Society for Disability Research will be held in Lille (France), on July 5-6, 2018.

Online Registration is now open here.

Conference: ALTER 2018

Transforming practices and knowledge through the lens of disability: experiences, transmissions, training, organizations

Nowadays, the goals of inclusion and social participation that our societies have set for themselves involve a certain number of transformations. They affect primarily the various means of support for people with disabilities, but also the services which they benefit from, in which they operate, and more broadly, the public policies allowing such transformations. The social and political innovations necessary in this respect require new forms of experimentation, which will implicate everyone involved in the whole process: the people in question, professionals, associations, researchers, and policy makers. The production of knowledge and the development of the training program are integral parts of this process.

The 2018 ALTER conference aims at a better understanding of these developments and new interactions between practices, training, and knowledge acquisition required for the purpose. A confrontation of diverse experiences originating from various regions and socio-historical contexts will make it possible to focus on the important issues regarding this interaction.

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