DISCIT Making persons with disabilies full citizens


Books and articles

Beadle-Brown J, Biggeri M, Halvorsen R, Hvinden B, Tøssebro, J and Waldschmidt A (Eds.) (forthcoming 2017). Lived Experiences of Persons with Disabilities: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 2. London and New York: Routledge

Hvinden, B (2017). Beyond the welfare state: What next for the European social model? In P Blanck & E. Flynn (Eds.). Routledge Handbook of Disability Rights, London: Routledge 2017, pp. 16-30.

Halvorsen, R, Hvinden B, Bickenbach J, Ferri D and Guillén Rodriguez AM (Eds.) (forthcoming 2017) The Changing Disability Policy System: Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1. London and New York: Routledge.

Hvinden, B, Halvorsen, R (2017). Mediating Agency and Structure in Sociology: What Role for Conversion Factors? Critical Sociology, 1-2017

Ferri, D (2015). Susidising Accessibility – Using EU State Aid Law and Policy to Foster Development and Production of Accessible Technology. EStAL – European State Aid Law Quarterly, (1)2015

Kline, J and Giannoumis, GA (2015). Assistive Technology in the European Union: Facilitator or Barrier to Free Movement of People with Disabilities. Crit Com, 16/09/2015

Sépulchre, M and Lindqvist, R (2015). Enhancing active citizenship for persons with psychosocial disabilities. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 2015

Waldschmidt A, Karačić A, Sturm A and Dins T (2015). “Nothing About Us Without Us” Disability Rights Activism in European Countries – A Comparative Analysis. Moving the Social – Journal of Social History and the History of Social Movements, vol. 53(2015)

Final reports

Policy Briefs Work Package 10

  • Final Discit European Policy Brief «New Knowledge for an Inclusive and Sustainable European Social Model» (Available in English PDF – May 2016)
  • D.10.2 Summary of the findings of the Final Conference «New Knowledge for an Inclusive and Sustainable European Social Model
    » (Available in English – PDF . September 2015)
  • «Active Citizenship as Political participation» – D.10.8 – (Available in English – PDF. September 2015)
  • «Active Citizenship by Fiscal innovation» – D.10.8 – (Available in English –PDF.  September 2015)
  • «Active Citizenship through the use of new technologies» – D.10.8 – (Available in English – PDF.  September 2015)
  • «Second general policy brief» – D.10.7 – (Available in Czech – PDF, English – PDF, German – PDF, Italian –PDF, Norwegian Bokmål – PDF, Serbian – PDF, Swedish – PDF.  December 2014)
  • «General policy brief available in accessible electronic format and in the national languages of the NSCs» – D.10.5 – (Available in Czech –PDF, English PDF, German – PDF, Italian –PDF, Norwegian Bokmål – PDF, Serbian – PDF, and Swedish –PDF. April 2014)
  • «Change and current status in the life course of persons with psycho-social disabilities» – D.10.6 – (Available in English – PDF. September 2014)
  • «Diversity and change in the labour market careers of persons with disabilities» – D.10.6 – (Available in English – PDF. September 2014)
  • «Active citizenship as community living» – D.10.6 – (Available in English – PDF. September 2014)

Working Papers

  • Work Package 2 “Active Citizenship as a Theoretical Challenge”
  • D.2.1  «Active Citizenship for Europeans with disabilities – Current knowledge and analytical framework – A working paper» (Available in English –PDF and Word.  30 August 2013)
  • Work Package 3 “Active Citizenship as a Challenge for Operationalisation and Measurement”
  • D.3.4  «Harmonization of indicators for Active Citizenship and proposed indicators for monitoring the implementation of CRPD in Europe »  (2 November 2015 )
  • D.3.2  «Proposal for a set of indicators for Active Citizenship» (30 October 2014)
  • D.3.1  «Data challenges in operationalising Active Citizenship and the feasibility of data harmonisation across surveys from DISCIT countries»  (30 August 2013)
  • Work Package 4 “Active Citizenship in the Light of New Social Inequalities”
  • D.4.3  «Are the assistance and support provided by social services capable of enhancing Active Citizenship for persons with psychosocial disabilities?»  ( 29 July 2015)
  • D.4.2  «Change and current status in the life course of persons with psycho-social disabilities» (31 October 2014)
  • D.4.1  «Diversity and change of the life courses of persons with psycho-social disabilities – the impact of social services (Analytical framework based on a literature review)» (30 January 2014)
  • Work Package 5 “Active Citizenship as Labour Market Participation”
  • D.5.3  «How to enhance Active Citizenship for persons with disabilities in Europe through labour market participation?» (28 July 2015)
  • D.5.2  «Diversity and change in the labour market careers of persons with disabilities» (30 October 2014)
  • D.5.1  «Diversity and change of the employment prospects of persons with disabilities – the impact of redistributive and regulatory provisions in a multilevel framework» (Analytical framework based on a literature review) (29 January 2014)
  • Work Package 6 “Active Citizenship as Community Living”
  • D.6.3  «Transitions from institutions to community living in Europe» (30 July 2015)
  • D.6.2  «Change and diversity in community living in Europe – the experiences of persons with disabilities» (30 October 2014)
  • D.6.1  «Comparative analysis of the current state of affairs in community living (Analytical framework based on a literature review)» (31 January 2014)
  • Work Package 7 “Active Citizenship Through the Use of New Technologies”
  • D.7.3  «Best practice in producing accessible technology in Europe »  (28 October 2015 )
  • D.7.2  «Active citizenship through the use of new technologies – the experiences of three generations of persons with disabilities» (31 October 2014)
  • D.7.1  «Comparative analysis of accessible technology law and policy in Europe (Analytical framework based on a literature review)» (29 January 2014)
  • Work Package 8 “Active Citizenship by Fiscal Innovation”
  • D.8.3  «Asset-buildings mechanisms for persons with disabilities in Europe with recommendations for reform»  (29 October 2015 )
  • D.8.2  «EU’s Role as a State Party to the UN CRPD, Social Dialogue                   Mechanisms at European Level and a Renewed European Social Model» (30 January 2015)
  • D.8.1  «How Redistributive Cash Transfer Systems in Europe create Poverty Traps for Persons with Disabilities» (31 July 2014)
  • Work Package 9 “Active Citizenship as Political Participation”
  • D.9.3  «The involvement of DPOs in the implementation of the UN CRPD – a cross-national comparative study»  (27 October 2015 )
  • D.9.2  «The Internationalisation of Disability Politics – The New Opportunity Structures created by the UN CRPD» (30 January 2015)
  • D.9.1  «A Comparative Analysis of Disability Rights Activism – with reference to the concept of Active Citizenship» (31 January 2014)
  • Work Package 10 “Policy Lessons, Recommendations and Dissemination”
  • D.10.2 Summary of the findings of the Final Conference «New Knowledge for an Inclusive and Sustainable European Social Model (December 2015)
  • D.10.4  «WP10 Report – Online dissemination tools: website and social media» (26 March 2013)
  • D.10.1 «Summary of the findings discussed at the Midterm Workshop» (19 January 2015)
  • «The Potential for, and Barriers to, the Exercise of Active EU Citizenship by Persons with Disabilities: The Right to Free Movement» (November 2014)
  • «Identifying options for developing new EU policies to promote active citizenship for people with disabilities» (November 2014)

Please contact the Work Package leaders for more information on the Working papers.