Study on European Disability Strategy and UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD-EDS)
- Coordinator: Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds (UK); Human European Consultancy, Utrecht (NL)
- Partner for Germany: Andreas Sturm, M.A.
- Cooperation partner at the University of Cologne: Professor Anne Waldschmidt, PhD, International research unit Disability Studies (iDiS), Institute of Sociology and Politics of Rehabilitation, Disability Studies, Faculty of Human Sciences
- Term: 2013
- Funding: European Commission, Directorate General „Justice”, Unit D3 – Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Brussels
This project has two main aims: First to provide guidance to the Commission which will help it to write the EU report for the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This is the focus of Work Package 1. Second, to provide the Commission with an evaluation of progress made to date through the European Disability Strategy (EDS) 2010-2020 and with recommendations as to how the effectiveness of this Strategy might be enhanced. This is the focus of Work Package 2.
The work of national researchers, amongst them the German partner, provides an important contribution to WP2. The European Disability Strategy aims to support a range of developments at national level which will help to ensure the realisation of the rights of disabled people as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The national researchers will gather information about the extent to which actions taken by the EU, in accordance with the European Disability Strategy, have contributed to developments at the national level.