ALTER - Fifth Annual European Conference of Disability Research

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Swedish Research Council - Vetenskapsrådet (VR)

Project Details

Start date: 01/06/2016
End date: 30/06/2016
Funding: 68400 SEK


This application concerns the funding of keynote speakers at The Fifth Annual Conference of Alter, in Stockholm, 30 June - 1 July 2016. The title of the conference is: Inclusion, Participation and Human Rights in Disability Research, Comparisons and Exchanges. The conference is organised by Stockholm University in collaboration with Uppsala University and Myndigheten för delaktighet, within the context of the annual meeting of Alter - European Society for Disability Research. The annual research conference is a European forum for presentation and exchange of current disability research. Its goal is to offer a European and international multidisciplinary view of disability research, across its whole spectrum, addressing sociohistorical and political dimensions as well as the subjective experiences of the actors concerned (disabled persons themselves and those close to them, professionals of the field and other social and political actors). In connection with the conference, a doctoral school will be organised at Uppsala University. This application concerns only the conference and its keynote speakers.

The conference in 2016, will be the first time the Alter conference is arranged in a Nordic country and we expect that it will provide an important opportunity for establishing contacts between the European network and existing disability research networks in Sweden and the Nordic countries.

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