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RISEWISE - RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement

Role: Partner

Responsible for UniBS: Prof.ssa Susanna Pozzolo - DIGI

Start date 01/09/2016 - End date 31/08/2020

Total cost: € 1.809.000,00 
EU contribution: € 1.809.000,00

Total cost for UniBS: € 54.000,00 
EU contribution for UniBS: € 54.000,00

Call for proposal:  H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015

Abstract:

Women with disabilities have more difficulties to find an employment and to integrate in social day life activities than men with disabilities. This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines, to enhance integration and involvement of this population in the society along several dimensions. The delimitation of the scope of the project to this sector of the population has several advantages. First, it is the first relevant study at a global scale that is performed in Europe on this collective. Second, it allows putting into practice and validating a novel social research method, with a strong multidisciplinary approach, with such a well delimited case study. novel potential research lines can be explored in different settings to assess their opportunity and feasibility. Fourth, it will show the impact that this collective may have on a sustainable growth in economy and society, from different respects, by empowering their capacities, so far undervalued. Fifth, it will establish a platform for cooperation among research groups and associations in EU that are aware of the situation of this collective, looking for their synergies. It is worth mentioning that advances on technologies and measures towards a stronger social engagement of disabled people have finally a positive impact also in the whole population as many examples show on how solutions have been transferred to the rest of society in fields such as computer interfaces, ergonomic solutions, etc.

Participants
  • UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE EDUCACION A DISTANCIA (Coordinator, Spain
  • MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY, Turkey
  • UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID, Spain
  • UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO, Portugal
  • UNIVERSITAT LINZ, Austria
  • UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI BRESCIA, Italy
  • ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L ASSISTENZA AGLI SPASTICI PROVINCIA DI BOLOGNA, Italy
  • FISH - FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA PER IL SUPERAMENTO DELL'HANDICAP ASSOCIAZIONE, Italy
  • ASOCIACION DE FAMILIARES Y AMIGOS DE PERSONAS CON DISCAPACIDAD DE LA UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID (AFADIS UCM), Spain
  • FRATERNA - CENTRO COMUNITARIO DE SOLIDARIEDADE E INTEGRACAO SOCIAL, CIPRL, Portugal
  • VEREIN ZUR FOERDERUNG ASSISTIERENDER TECHNOLOGIE IN EUROPA, Austria
  • FUNKA NU AB, Sweden
  • ENGELLI KADIN DERNEGI, Turkey
  • A.I.SM. ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA SCLEROSI MULTIPLA ONLUS, Italy
  • STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET, Sweden