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Programme and presentations

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The meeting was arrangded in Mariehamn on Åland and aimed at developing ideas and suggestions for a strengthened cooperation on disability and human rights within higher education in the Nordic region.

Street view from Mariehamn

Monday 13 June

Opening
Nina Fellman, Minister for Nordic Co-operation, Government of Åland
Stina Sjöblom,  Chair Person, Council of Nordic Cooperation on Disability
Rainer Juslin, member of the Committee of Senior Officials of Education and research at the Nordic Council of Ministers

Presentations of participants, aim and targets of the workshop
Maria Montefusco, Council for Nordic Cooperation on Disability 

Setting the agenda for Nordic disability research
Simo Vehmas, Professor of Disability Studies, President of Nordic Network on Disability Research 

International cooperation for disability research and human rights
Eilionóir Flynn, Deputy Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway, Ireland

Actions taken by the Council on Nordic Cooperation on Disability
Inge Storgaard Bonfils, researcher Disability studies, Denmark

Examples of current international academic cooperation on disability

From an object of research to a co-actor
Emil Erdtman, Disability federation, Sweden

Possibilities and structures for Nordic cooperation on disability within education and research

What is the added value and specific needs of Nordic cooperation on disability within academia? This in relation to European or other international cooperations.
Discussions in smaller groups. 

  • For students?
  • For researchers?
  • For disability organisations?
  • For the subject?
  • For human rights?

Presentation and discussion in plenum

TUESDAY 14 June

What forms of cooperation could be developed to meet the needs and create the added value of Nordic cooperation on disability and human rights within higher education?
Discussions in smaller groups. 

For example:

  • research programmes?
  • comparative studies on specific themes?
  • training of researchers?
  • master programmes?
  • data sharing/statistics?
  • training of representatives from disability organizations/research partners/user involvement?

Summary: How can the Nordic cooperation on disability within academia be strengthened? Who does what in the next step?
Maria Montefusco, Council for Nordic Cooperation on Disability 

Possibility to arrange ad hoc meetings

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2016-09-08

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