Prof Delia Ferri

Law, Centre for European and Eurasian Studies, ALL Institute

Professor of Law
Co-Director of the ALL Institute

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Biography

Delia Ferri is a Professor of Law at Maynooth University and co-Director of the ALL Institute. She is also a member of the Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute (MUSSI), and a fellow of the Maynooth Centre for European and Eurasian Studies. She is an affiliated researcher at the Dirpolis Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Italy) within the research cluster on social rights, social inclusion and disability, and a fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute of Syracuse University (USA).
Delia is also a member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee, having previously been a member of the RIA Standing Committee in International Affairs (2018-2022). In June 2023 Delia has been appointed as a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union.

Delia joined the Department of Law in September 2014 as a lecturer. Before joining Maynooth University, Delia was Research Associate at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy of the National University of Ireland Galway and lectured at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. She also collaborated with the Faculty of Law of the University of Trento (Italy). In addition, between 2006 and 2014, she worked as of counsel for a law firm in Verona and carried out substantial activity as independent legal consultant for different NGOs, research centres and international law firms, such as Human European Consultancy B.V (The Netherlands), Konrad Stiftung Adenauer Foundation (Italy/Germany) European Foundation Centre (Belgium), Germann Avocats (Switzerland).

Delia has published extensively in the fields of EU law and International, European and Comparative Disability Law. She has taken part into different academic research projects and policy-oriented studies. In December 2019, Delia has been awarded a prominent European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant of €2 million to undertake a research project entitled ‘Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Paths’.

She holds a J.D. (Laurea in Giurisprudenza) awarded 110/110 magna cum laude from the University of Verona School of Law (Italy), a LL.M. in International and European Business Law awarded First Class Honours with Distinction from Trinity College Dublin, a Doctorate in European and Italian Constitutional Law from the University of Verona (Italy), and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PGDHE) from Maynooth University. Delia is also qualified attorney at law (Avvocato), enrolled at Verona Bar since 2008.


Research Interests

Dr. Ferri’s research interests are in the areas of EU Law, European Constitutional Law and Comparative Disability Law. 

In 2019, Delia has been awarded a prominent European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant of €2 million to undertake a research project entitled ‘Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity through European Union Law: Exploring New Paths’.Delia is also co-investigator in the project SHAPES, led by the ALL Institute, as well as co-investigator in the project Rethinking Digital Copyright Law for a Culturally Diverse, Accessible, Creative Europe (ReCreating Europe), led by Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Pisa, both funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme.

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
Philip Finn "Art at the intersection of work and welfare: An ethnography of the lives of low-income artists with disabilities " PI This research will explore the ways in which low-income artists with disabilities navigate the intersecting worlds of work and welfare. Through an ethnography of low-income musicians with disabilities the project will investigate the lived experience of everyday practices, decision-making and motivations in attempting to live and work as an artist. EPS Mentor- Toby Dennett Arts Council 01/09/2022 31/08/2024 99513
DANCING: Protecting the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities and Enhancing Cultural Diversity in European Union Law: Exploring New Paths PI 01/09/2020 31/08/2025 1999336.79
reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe PI Technologies enable unprecedented democratization of cultural practices and the production and use of IP. The creation of an effective system of sustainable norms for digital copyright is a major challenge due to four phenomena: copyright complexity, sidestepping, knowledge gap, and awareness gap. With its multi-disciplinary approach, bringing together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders, reCreating Europe will deliver ground-breaking contributions towards a clear understanding of what makes a regulatory framework that promotes culturally diverse production, and optimizes inclusiveaccess and consumption. First, reCreating Europe yields unprecedented cross-national maps of (i) multi-level regulatoryresponses that impact access to culture, cultural production, competitiveness of creative industries, and (ii) coping strategies of stakeholders vis-à-vis IPRs pitfalls and constraints. Second, it develops innovative qualitative and quantitative methods tomeasure the impact of digitization on the production and consumption of cultural goods and services. Changingintermediaries, specific creative communities, micro/SMEs and vulnerable users get special attention. Third, reCreatingEurope performs a legal and technological mapping and evaluation of TPMs and content-filtering algorithms, and theirimpact on cultural diversity, access to culture and the generation of cultural value. Last, it offers policy recommendations andbest practices, aimed at democratizing culture while reinforcing the sustainable development of rich and diverse cultural/creative industries. reCreating Europe’s unique comprehensive focus on five key groups of stakeholders -individual authorsand performers, creative industries, cultural and heritage institutions, intermediaries, end-users- allows it to assess needs along intertwined research patterns, while its multi-disciplinary innovative approach joins different methodologies within theframework of participatory research strategies. 01/01/2020 01/01/2023 249916
EI Support for ERC Consolidtor Grant PI 20/06/2018 25/03/2019 15112
EU External Relations in a Time of Crisis PI 03/10/2016 30/09/2019 29257

Post Doctoral Fellows / Research Team

Researcher Name Project Funding Body
Philip Finn Art at the intersection of work and welfare
Léa Urzel DANCING
Ann Leahy DANCING
Eva Krolla DANCING
Hilary Hooks DANCING

Book

Year Publication
2019 Broderick A. and Ferri D. (2019) International and European Disability Law and Policy. Text, Cases and Materials. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
2008 Ferri D. (2008) La costituzione culturale dell’Unione europea [The Cultural Constitution of the European Union]. Padova: CEDAM. [Link]

Edited Book

Year Publication
2023 D. Ferri, F. Palermo and G. Martinico (Ed.). (2023) Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Implementation of the CRPD in Federal Systems and Its Implications. Oxford: Hart Publishing, [Link]
2020 D. Ferri and A. Broderick (Ed.). (2020) Research Handbook on EU Disability Law. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar,
2018 D. Ferri and F. Cortese (Ed.). (2018) The EU Social Market Economy and the Law. Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges for the EU. London-New York: Routledge,
2017 Rune Halvorsen, Bjørn Hvinden, Jerome Bickenbach, Delia Ferri, Ana Marta Guillén Rodriguez (Ed.). (2017) The Changing Disability Policy System Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1. Abingdon: Routledge - Routledge Advances in Disability Studies,
2016 Delia Ferri, G. Anthony Giannoumis (Ed.). (2016) Fostering Accessible Technology through Regulation. Abingdon: Routledge,

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 D. Ferri (2024) 'The Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled in the European Union: Reflecting on Its Implementation and Gauging Its Impact from a Disability Perspective'. IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1007/s40319-023-01410-y [Full-Text]
2023 Ferri D. (2023) 'The role of the European Union in ensuring accessibility of cultural goods and services: all about that... internal market?'. European Law Review, 48 (3):257-280. [Full-Text]
2023 A. Leahy; D. Ferri (2023) 'Cultivating cultural capital and transforming cultural fields: A study with arts and disability organisations in Europe'. Sociological Review, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261231202879 [Full-Text]
2023 Ferri, D. (2023) 'The role of soft law in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in the EU: A ‘hybridity’ approach to EU disability law'. European Law Journal, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2023) 'Barriers to cultural participation by people with disabilities in Europe: a study across 28 countries'. Disability & Society, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.1080/09687599.2023.2222898 [Full-Text]
2023 D. Ferri; F. Ryan (2023) 'Revisiting the Debate on Irish “Semi-Presidentialism”: Tradition or Evolution?'. DPCE Online, 57 (1). [Link] [Full-Text]
2023 Delia Ferri; Giulia Rossello (2023) 'The Role of the Marrakesh Treaty in Supporting Access to Printed Material for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired: A Critical Discussion of the Results of an Empirical Study Conducted in Six European Countries'. Disabilities, 3 (2):147-164. https://doi.org/10.3390/disabilities3020011 [Full-Text]
2023 Wescott, H.; Ferri, D.; MacLachlan, M. (2023) 'Participation, Legal Capacity, and Gender: Reflections from the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Project in Serbia'. Disabilities, 3 (1):129-146. https://doi.org/10.3390/disabilities3010010 [Full-Text]
2023 Lombard-Vance, R.; Soye, E.; Ferri, D.; McEvoy, E.; MacLachlan, M.; Sarlio-Siintola, S. (2023) 'Applying the ‘Human Rights Model of Disability’ to Informed Consent: Experiences and Reflections from the SHAPES Project'. Disabilities, 3 (1):28-47. https://doi.org/10.3390/disabilities3010003 [Full-Text]
2022 D. Ferri and L. Urzel (2022) 'The Employment Equality Directive and Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities: Some Reflections in Light of Tartu Vangla and Komisia za Zashtita ot Diskriminatsia'. European Yearbook on Human Rights 2022, . [Full-Text]
2022 D. Ferri, A. Leahy, N. Šubic, L. Urzel, (2022) 'Implementing the Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life across Five European Countries: Narratives and Counternarratives'. Journal of Human Rights Practice, . https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huac035 [Full-Text]
2022 Seidel, K., Labor, M., Lombard Vance, R., McEvoy, E., Cooke, M., D’Arino, L., Desmond, D., Ferri, D., Franke, P., Gheno, I., Grigoleit, S., Guerra, B., Krukowski, A., Pešoutová, M, Pietri, I., Prendergast, D., Maguire, R., Manso, M., Saris, A.J., Sarlio-Siintola, S., Silva, T., Zarogianni, E., MacLachlan, M., SHAPES Consortium (2022) 'Implementation of a pan-European ecosystem and an interoperable platform for Smart and Healthy Ageing in Europe: An Innovation Action research protocol [version 1; peer review: awaiting peer review]'. Open Research Europe, 2 (85). [DOI]
2022 Subic N and Ferri D. (2022) 'Characterizing Access to Culture for People with Disabilities in EU Cultural Policy: European Identity, Market integration and Social Inclusion'. DPCE Online, 52 (2). [Link] [Full-Text]
2022 Leahy A. and Ferri D. (2022) 'The right to participate in cultural life of persons with disabilities in Europe: Where is the paradigm shift?'. Alter - European Journal Of Disability Research, . [Link] [Full-Text]
2022 Šubic N.; Ferri D. (2022) 'National disability strategies as rights-based cultural policy tools'. International Journal of Cultural Policy, . [DOI]
2023 Murphy M.; Thompson S.; Doyle D.M.; Ferri D. (2023) 'Inclusive education and the law in Ireland'. International Journal of Law in Context, 19 . https://doi.org/10.1017/S1744552322000180 [Full-Text]
2022 Higgins N.; Ferri D.; Donnellan K. (2022) 'Enhancing Access to Digital Culture for Vulnerable Groups: The Role of Public Authorities in Breaking Down Barriers'. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, . [DOI]
2022 Ferri, D.; Donnellan, K. (2022) 'The Implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty in the European Union: An Important Piece in the Accessibility Jigsaw?'. Legal Issues of Economic Integration, 49 . [Link] [DOI]
2022 D. Ferri and K. Donnellan (2022) 'The implementation of the Marrakesh Directive: a comparative analysis across six EU Member States'. European Intellectual Property Review, 44 (5):257-266. [Full-Text]
2022 A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2022) 'Barriers and Facilitators to Cultural Participation by People with Disabilities: A Narrative Literature Review'. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 24 (1). [DOI] [Full-Text]
2021 Ferri, D; Martinico, G (2021) 'Revisiting the Ruiz Zambrano Doctrine and Exploring the Potential for Its Extensive Application'. European Public Law, 27 :685-706. [Full-Text]
2021 D. Ferri (2021) 'The Role of EU State Aid Law as a “Risk Management Tool” in the COVID-19 Crisis'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 12 (1). https://doi.org/10.1017/err.2020.71 [Full-Text]
2021 McVeigh J, MacLachlan M, Ferri D, Mannan H. (2021) 'Strengthening the Participation of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Decision-Making of National Government and the United Nations: Further Analyses of the International Disability Alliance Global Survey'. Disabilities, 1 (3). https://doi.org/10.3390/disabilities1030016 [Full-Text]
2021 McEvoy E. and Ferri D. (2021) 'Towards Person-Centred Integrated Care? Facilitating Smart and Healthy Ageing in Ireland'. FERDERALISMI.IT –RIVISTA DI DIRITTO PUBBLICO ITALIANO, COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, (13). [Link]
2020 Ferri, D (2020) 'The Unorthodox Relationship between the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Secondary Rights in the Court of Justice Case Law on Disability Discrimination'. European Constitutional Law Review, 16 :275-305. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2020 O' Sullivan, C; Ferri, D (2020) 'The Recast Reception Conditions Directive and the Rights of Asylum Seekers with Disabilities: Opportunities, Challenges and the Quest for Reform'. European Journal of Migration and Law, 22 :272-307. [DOI]
2020 E. McEvoy; D. Ferri (2020) 'The Role of the Joint Procurement Agreement during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Assessing Its Usefulness and Discussing Its Potential to Support a European Health Union'. European Journal of Risk Regulation, .
2020 Ferri D. (2020) 'The European Accessibility Act and the Shadow of the “Social Market Economy”'. European Law Review, .
2020 Ferri D. (2020) 'La giurisprudenza costituzionale sui diritti delle persone con disabilità e lo Human Rights Model of Disability: “convergenze parallele” tra Corte costituzionale e Comitato ONU sui diritti delle persone con disabilità'. Dirittifondamentali.it, (1/2020). [Full-Text]
2019 Ferri D.; Piernas López J. (2019) 'The Social Dimension of EU State Aid Law and Policy'. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, :75-100. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Ferri D. and Broderick A. (2019) 'THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS MODEL OF DISABILITY Convergence, Fragmentation and Future Perspectives'. EUROPEAN YEARBOOK ON HUMAN RIGHTS 2019, .
2019 Ferri D. (2019) 'Daouidi v Bootes Plus SL and the Concept of ‘Disability’ in EU Anti-Discrimination Law'. EUROPEAN LABOUR LAW JOURNAL, . https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2031952518817568 [Full-Text]
2018 Ferri D. (2018) 'Reasonable accommodation as a gateway to the equal enjoyment of human rights: From New York to strasbourg'. Social Inclusion, 6 (1):40-50. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 MacLachlan, M., McVeigh, J., Cooke, M., Ferri, D., Holloway, C., Austin, V., & Javadi, D. (2018) 'Intersections between systems thinking and market shaping for assistive technology: The SMART (Systems-Market for Assistive and Related Technologies) Thinking Matrix'. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (12):1-15. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 Ferri, D; Favalli, S (2018) 'Web Accessibility for People with Disabilities in the European Union: Paving the Road to Social Inclusion'. Open Access Journal of Sociology, 8 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2018 D. Ferri (2018) 'Il potere normativo del governo in Irlanda: osservazioni e spunti di riflessione'. Osservatorio sulle Fonti, (3). [Full-Text]
2017 Ferri D. (2017) '‘L’accomodamento ragionevole per le persone con disabilità in Europa: dal “Transatlantic Borrowing” alla “Cross-Fertilization'. DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, (2).
2017 Ferri D. (2017) 'Unveiling the Challenges in the Implementation of Article 24 CRPD on the Right to Inclusive Education. A Case-Study from Italy'. Laws, 7 . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 D. Ferri (2017) 'Inclusive Education in Italy: A Legal Appraisal 10 Year after the Signature of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities'. Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica - Journal of Theories and Research in Education, 12 (2):1-22. [Link] [Full-Text]
2016 Favalli, S; Ferri, D (2016) 'Tracing the Boundaries between Disability and Sickness in the European Union: Squaring the Circle?'. European Journal of Health Law, 23 :5-35. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Ferri D. and O'Sullivan C.E (2016) 'The Impact of the Economic Crisis on the Irish Legal System. Between Austerity and Constitutional Rhetoric'. FERDERALISMI.IT –RIVISTA DI DIRITTO PUBBLICO ITALIANO, COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, . [Full-Text]
2016 Ferri D. and Favalli S. (2016) 'Defining Disability in the EU Non-Discrimination Legislation: Judicial Activism and Legislative Restraints'. European Public Law, 22 . [Full-Text]
2015 Ferri D. (2015) 'Does accessible technology need an ‘entrepreneurial state’? The creation of an EU market of universally designed and assistive technology through state aid'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 29 (2-3):137-161. [DOI]
2015 Ferri D. (2015) 'The New General Block Exemption Regulation and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Smoke without Fire?'. ESTAL - EUROPEAN STATE AID LAW QUARTERLY, 14 . [Full-Text]
2015 Ferri D. (2015) 'Book review of “M. Dougan, N. Nic Shuibhne and E. Spaventa, Empowerment and Disempowerment of the European Citizen, Oxford and Portland: Hart Publishing 2012”'. Jcms-Journal Of Common Market Studies, :177-177.
2015 Ferri D., Giannoumis A. and O’Sullivan C.E. (2015) 'Introduction. Fostering accessible technology and sculpting an inclusive market through regulation'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 29 . [Full-Text]
2015 Ferri D. and De Paor A. (2015) '‘Regulating Genetic Discrimination in the European Union: Pushing the EU into Unchartered Territory or Ushering in a New Genomic Era?’'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM, 17 . [Full-Text]
2015 Ferri D. (2015) '‘Subsidising Accessibility'. Using EU State Aid Law and Policy to Foster Development and Production of Accessible Technology'. ESTAL - EUROPEAN STATE AID LAW QUARTERLY, 14 . [Full-Text]
2014 Ferri D. (2014) 'Legal Scholarship and Disability in Italy. Recent Developments and New Perspectives'. EUROPEAN YEARBOOK OF DISABILITY LAW, 5 . [Full-Text]
2014 Ferri D. and Giannoumis A. (2014) 'A Revaluation of the Cultural Dimension of Disability Policy in the European Union: The Impact of Digitization and Web Accessibility'. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 33 :33-51. [Full-Text]
2013 Ferri D. (2013) 'European Citizens Mind the Gap! Some Reflections on Participatory Democracy in the EU'. PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERALISM, 5 . [Full-Text]
2012 Ferri D. (2012) 'Reshaping Disability Policy Making in Italy: The Focal Point, the National Observatory on the Situation of Persons with Disabilities, and the Absence of Regions?'. PERSPECTIVES ON FEDERALISM, 4 . [Full-Text]
2012 Ferri D. (2012) 'Dal Libro bianco sulla governance al nuovo Registro per la Trasparenza: l’UE tra participatory engineering e democrazia partecipativa’ [From the White Paper on Governance to the new Tranparency Register: The EU between participatory engineering and participatory democracy]'. RIVISTA ITALIANA DI DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMUNITARIO, 2012 .
2011 Ferri D. (2011) 'LUnione europea verso la democrazia partecipativa? [The EU twards participatory democracy?]'. ISTITUZIONI DEL FEDERALISMO, 2011 :297-339. [Full-Text]
2011 Ferri D. and Marquis M. (2011) 'Inroads to Social Inclusion in Europes Social Market Economy: The Case of State Aid Supporting Employment of Workers with Disabilities'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES, 4 . [Full-Text]
2010 Ferri D. (2010) '‘Nota a Corte di Giustizia, 10 settembre 2009, cause riunite C 445/07 P e C 455/07 P. Commissione delle Comunità europee c. Ente per le Ville Vesuviane (C-445/07 P), Ente per le Ville Vesuviane c. Commissione delle Comunità europee (C-455/07 P)’'. DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, 2010 .
2010 Ferri D. (2010) 'The conclusion of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the EC/EU: a constitutional perspective'. EUROPEAN YEARBOOK OF DISABILITY LAW, 2 . [Full-Text]
2009 Ferri D. (2009) '‘Nota a Tribunale di primo grado, 11 marzo 2009, causa T 354/05, Télévision française 1 SA (TF1) c. Commissione delle Comunità europee''. DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, 2009 .
2009 Ferri D. (2009) '‘Nota a Corte di Giustizia, 5 marzo 2009, causa C-222/07, Unión de Televisiones Comerciales Asociadas (UTECA) c. Administración General del Estado’'. DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, 2009 .
2009 Ferri D. (2009) 'Cultural Diversity Under Review: The Fachverband der Buch- und Medienwirtschaft Case'. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF LAW REFORM, 11 :499-511. [Full-Text]
2009 Ferri D. (2009) 'La dimensione prescrittiva della cultura. Un’analisi comparata tra significante e significato’ [The legal dimension of culture. A comparative analysis]'. DIRITTO PUBBLICO COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, 2009 :12-33.
2007 Ferri D. (2007) 'La materia culturale dopo la riforma del titolo V: verso lo stato regionale di cultura?’ [Cultural matter after the Constitutional Reform of Title V: towards the “stato regionale di cultura”?]'. FERDERALISMI.IT –RIVISTA DI DIRITTO PUBBLICO ITALIANO, COMPARATO ED EUROPEO, 2007 .
2005 Ferri D. (2005) 'EU Participation in the Unesco Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions: Some Constitutional Remarks'. EUROPEAN DIVERSITY AND AUTONOMY PAPERS - EDAP, 3 . [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 Ferri, Delia and Ann Leahy (2023) 'The Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life: Is Cinderella Going to the Ball?' In: Research Handbook on Disability Policy. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar.
2023 D. Ferri; N. Subic (2023) 'The European Union: Federal Trends in Disability Rights' In: Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Oxford : Hart Publishing. [Full-Text]
2023 D. Ferri (2023) 'State Aid Control in Times of Crisis: The COVID-19 Pandemic' In: The Future of EU State Aid Law. Consolidation and Espansion. Madrid : EU Law Live Press. [Link]
2022 D. Ferri (2022) 'Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Africa' In: Elgar Encyclopedia of Human Rights. Cheltenham, UK: : Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781789903621.protocol.african.charter.disabilities
2022 D. Ferri (2022) 'La Convenzione ONU sui diritti delle persone con disabilità: principi generali e prospettive di implementazione' In: Funzione amministrativa e diritti delle persone con disabilità. Napoli : Editoriale Scientifica.
2022 Noelle Higgins, Laura Serra and Delia Ferri (2022) 'The Right to Culture for Asylum Seekers in Ireland: Lessons to Be Learned for the International Legal System' In: Migration and Culture: Implementation of Cultural Rights of Migrants. Roma : Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche.
2021 D. Ferri (2021) 'The UN Convention on the rights of Persons with disabilities in the EU legal framework and the development of EU disability policies after 2020. What is coming is better than what is gone?' In: The implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Austria and Germany. Innsbruck : Innsbruck University Press.
2021 Ferri, D. (2021) 'Social services and State aid: New steps towards a more ‘Social Europe’?' In: Research Handbook On European State Aid Law. [Link]
2021 D. Ferri (2021) 'La Corte Constitucional italiana y los derechos de las personas con discapacidad' In: Estudios de casos líderes extranjeros.La jurisprudencia de la Corte Constitucional italiana en materia de derechos fundamentales. Ciudad de Mexico : Tirant Lo Blanch.
2020 A. Broderick, D. Ferri and F.H. Boot (2020) 'A Framework for Action' In: The Role of Assistive Technology in Fostering Inclusive Education Strategies and Tools to Support Change. New York : Routledge.
2020 Ferri, D.; López, J.J.P. (2020) 'State aid law and disability' In: Research Handbook On Eu Disability Law. [Link] [DOI]
2020 Ferri, D. (2020) 'Disability in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights' In: Research Handbook On Eu Disability Law. [Link] [DOI]
2019 Ferri D. (2019) 'The past, present and future of the right to inclusive education in Italy' In: The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
2019 Ferri D. (2019) 'La «vulnerabilità» come condizione giuridica dei migranti con disabilità nell’Unione europea' In: Migranti con disabilità e vulnerabilità. Rappresentazioni, politiche, diritti. Napoli : Jovene Editore.
2018 Ferri D. (2018) 'Italy' In: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Practice: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Courts. Oxford : Oxford University Press. [DOI]
2018 D. Ferri and F. Cortese (2018) 'Introduction. The social market economy in the European Union: Theoretical perspectives and practical challenges' In: The EU Social Market Economy and the Law: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges for the EU. London-New York : Routledge.
2018 Ferri D. (2018) 'Reasonable Accommodation as a Gateway to the Right to Work for Persons with Disabilities in the European Union. Reflections and Comparative Perspectives' In: G. Wansing, F. Welti and M. Schafers, The Right to Work for Persons with Disabilities. Baden-Baden : Nomos.
2018 D Ferri and F. Cortese (2018) 'Conclusion. Taking stock and looking ahead: the future of the ‘social market economy’ in the European Union’' In: The EU Social Market Economy and the Law: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges for the EU. London-New York : Routledge.
2018 D. Ferri and JJ Piernas Lopez (2018) 'State aid law in a social market economy' In: The EU Social Market Economy and the Law: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges for the EU. London-New York : Routledge.
2018 Ferri D. (2018) 'Film Funding Law in the European Union: Discussing the Rationale and Reviewing the Practice' In: Handbook of State Aid for Film. Cham : Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-71716-6
2017 Ferri D. and Favalli S. (2017) 'Il nuovo approccio dell’Unione europea alla salvaguardia del patrimonio culturale tra “sacralità” ed “economicità”' In: Luoghi dell'anima, anime in cammino: Riflessioni su eredità culturale e turismo religioso. Milano : Franco Angeli.
2017 R. Halvorsen, B. Hvinden, D. Ferri, J. Bickenbach, A. Guillen Rodriguez, (2017) 'The contours of the emerging disability policy in Europe: Revisiting the multi-level and multi-actor framework' In: The Changing Disability Policy System Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1. London : Routledge.
2017 Ferri D. (2017) 'The Role of the European Union in Protecting the Rights of Asylum Seekers with Disabilities’' In: Europe of Migrations. Trieste : Trieste University Press (EUT). [Full-Text]
2017 R. Halvorsen, B. Hvinden, J. Bickenbach, D. Ferri, AM Guillén Rodriguez (2017) 'Introduction: is public policy in Europe promoting the Active Citizenship of persons with disabilities?' In: The Changing Disability Policy System Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1. London : Routledge.
2017 Ferri D and Kline J. (2017) 'Enabling People with Disabilities through Effective Accessible Technology Policies' In: The Changing Disability Policy System Active Citizenship and Disability in Europe Volume 1. London : Routledge.
2015 Ferri, D (2015) 'Cultural Diversity and State Aids to the Cultural Sector' In: Cultural Governance and the European Union: Protecting and Promoting Cultural Diversity in Europe. BASINGSTOKE : PALGRAVE.
2015 Ferri, D (2015) 'Participation in EU Governance: A Multi-Level Perspective and a Multifold Approach' In: CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN MULTI-LEVEL DEMOCRACIES. DORDRECHT : MARTINUS NIJHOFF. [DOI]
2014 Ferri D. (2014) 'Genetic Discrimination: Is it Time for the EU to Take On a New Challenge?' In: Genetic Discrimination -Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response. London-New York : Routledge.
2014 Ferri D. (2014) 'Is there a «Cultural Dimension» of EU Disability Policy? New Perspectives after the Accession to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' In: Trasformazioni e crisi della cittadinanza sociale. Venezia : Venice University Press. [Link]
2013 Ferri D. (2013) 'Implementation of Art. 33 UNCRPD in Italy: 'Magna Pars est profectus velle proficere'' In: Article 33 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: National Structures for the Implementation and Monitoring of the Convention. New York- Amsterdam : Martinus Nijoff.
2011 Ferri D. (2011) 'Partecipazione della società civile e tutela della diversità culturale nell’ordinamento dell’Unione europea, tra adempimento di un obbligo internazionale e attuazione di principi costituzionali [Civil Society's Participation and Protection of Cultural Diversity in the European Union, between International Obligations and Constitutional Principles]' In: Per governare insieme: il federalismo come metodo. Verso nuove forme della democrazia. Padova : CEDAM.
2011 Ferri D. (2011) 'L’Unione europea e l’inclusione sociale dei rom: priorità politica o retorica sovranazionale? [The European Union and Social Inclusion of Roma: Political Priority or Supranational Rethoric?]' In: Il mosaico rom. Specificità culturali e governance multilivello. Milano : Franco Angeli.
2010 Ferri D. (2010) 'La Convenzione UNESCO sulla diversità culturale: sviluppi e prospettive della sua attuazione nell’Unione europea' In: Cittadinanza e diversità culturale nello spazio giuridico europeo. Padova : CEDAM.
2008 Ferri D. (2008) 'An Investigation on the (Desirable) Role of Cultural Diversity in the EU-China Partnership' In: Europe, India and China: Strategic Partners in a Changing World. Brussels : Bruylant.
2007 Ferri D. (2007) 'Il rango delle norme CEDU: tra teorica delle fonti e retorica dei diritti' In: All’incrocio tra Costituzione e CEDU. Il rango delle norme della Convenzione e l’efficacia interna delle sentenze di Strasburgo. Torino : Giappichelli.
2005 Ferri D. (2005) 'La “religione predominante” e l’ordinamento giuridico in Grecia: una differenza persistente' In: Diritti religiosi e tradizionali in alcuni ordinamenti contemporanei. Trieste : Trieste University Press - EUT.
2004 Ferri D. (2004) 'La questione del crocifisso tra laicita’ e pluralismo culturale' In: La laicità crocifissa? Il nodo costituzionale dei simboli religiosi nei luoghi pubblici. Torino : Giappichelli.

Published Report

Year Publication
2023 Ferri D. (2023) Analysis of the European Disability Card. The Proposed Directive: Shortcomings, Strengths and Opportunities. Committee on Employment and Social Affairs, Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies, European Parliament, .
2016 Ferri D. and Lawson A. (2016) Reasonable accommodation for disabled people in employment contexts. Publications Office of the European Union, .

Other Journal

Year Publication
2023 D. Ferri (2023) 'Advancing disability rights in the EU:a blueprint in the social agenda of the Spanish presidency' Anales de Derecho, 40 (Número Especial - V Presidencia española del Consejo de la Unión Europea) . [Link] https://doi.org/10.6018/analesderecho
2021 D. Ferri (2021) 'L’inserimento nel mondo del lavoro e la tutela dei livelli occupazionali della persona con disabilità' Forum di Quaderni Costituzionali, (1) . [Link]
2020 D. Ferri (2020) 'Book Review Carola Ricci. (2019). Costruire una società digitale inclusiva per le persone con disabilità. Nuove sfide e potenzialità future' Il Politico-Rivista Italiana di Scienze politiche, . https://doi.org/10.4081/ilpolitico.2020.519
2016 Ferri D. (2016) 'L’Unione europea e i diritti delle persone con disabilità: brevi riflessioni a vent’anni dalla prima ‘Strategia’' Politiche Sanitarie, 17 (2) . [Link] [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Ferri D (2013) 'An End to Abusive Litigation Tactics within the EU? New Perspectives under Brussels I Recast' Irish Business Law Review, . [Full-Text]

Book Review

Year Publication
2023 D. Ferri,; F. Palermo; G. Martinico (2023) Disability and Federalism. A Rejoinder. [Book Review]
2023 D. Ferri; F. Palermo; G. Martinico (2023) Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Introduction to the Symposium. [Book Review] [Link]
2011 Ferri D. (2011) Recensione al testo “G. Famiglietti, Diritti culturali e diritto della cultura. La voce “cultura” dal campo delle tutele a quello della tutela, Giappicchelli, Torino, 2010”. [Book Review]
2010 Ferri D. (2010) 'Recensione al testo “G. Martinico, P. Carrozza, F. Fontanelli, Shaping Rule of Law through Dialogue, Europa law Publishing, Gronigen, 2010'. [Book Review]
2009 Ferri D. (2009) 'Recensione al testo “G. Martinico, L’integrazione silente. La funzione interpretativa della Corte di giustizia e il diritto costituzionale europeo, Jovene, Napoli, 2008'. [Book Review]
2009 Ferri D. (2009) Book review of Oddny Mjdll Arnardottir and Gerard Quinn (eds), The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. European and Scandinavian Perspectives, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers-Brill Academic, 2009. [Book Review] [Full-Text]
2008 Ferri D. (2008) 'Recensione al testo “C. Germann, Diversité culturelle et libre-échange à la lumière du cinema, Helbing Lichtenhahn, Bale, 2008'. [Book Review]

Technical Publication

Year Publication
2012 Ferri D. (2012) ITALY. [Technical Publication] [Link]

Working Paper

Year Publication
2014 Ferri D. (2014) Analytical Framework for a Comparative Analysis of Accessible Technology Law and Policy. [Working Paper] [Full-Text]

Report

Year Publication
2022 D Ferri, N. Higgins, K. Donnellan, ML Serra (2022) Report on barriers experienced by vulnerable groups. [Report] [DOI]
2022 G Rossello, A Martinelli, D Ferri, K Donnellan (2022) Final report on case studies on the effectiveness of regulatory measures to increase digital access to academics and people with visual impairments. [Report] [DOI]
2022 Sganga, Mezei, Ferri and Higgins (2022) The Future of EU Copyright Flexibilities. Policy Recommendations. [Report]
2021 D. Ferri, N. Higgins, ML Serra, K Donnellan, (2021) D2.2 Interim report on barriers experienced by vulnerable groups. [Report] https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5067718
2021 Ferri D., Martinelli A., Rossello G., Serra ML (2021) D2.5 Interim report on case studies. [Report] [Link]
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Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Ordine Avvocati di Verona (Italy) - Elenco speciale dei docenti e ricercatori, universitari e di istituzioni ed enti di ricerca e sperimentazione pubblici, a tempo pieno Avvocato 14/01/2008 -
European Law Institute -ELI Member -
European Society of International Law Member -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2020 Faculty of Social Science Research Achievement 2020 Maynooth University
01/01/2020 Maynooth University Research Achievement Award 2020 Maynooth University
01/06/2009 Premio Ettore Gallo 2008 (IV edizione) Istrevi -Istituto Storico della Resistenza e dell’Età contemporanea della provincia di Vicenza

Committees

Committee Function From / To
Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency Member 04/06/2023 -
Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Ethics, Politics, Law and Philosophy Committee Member 01/09/2022 -
European Disability Expertise (EDE) - funded by the European Commission and managed by the Human European Consultancy Senior Expert 01/07/2020 -
Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Standing Committee for International Affairs (SCIA) Member 01/09/2018 - 31/08/2022

Teaching Interests

Delia lectures primarily in the fields of EU law and International and European Disability Law and, since 2017, acts as Director of the Postgraduate Research Programmes (Ph.D and M.Litt.) in Law.

At Maynooth University, she also taught Contract Law, Competition and State Aid, and International Law at the UG level, as well as International Human Rights Law and EU external Relations Law at the PG level. She contributed to MU electives on ‘Good and Evil’ and 'Law and Society'.






Current Students

Student Name Degree Supervision
MS L. URZEL RESEARCH PH.D. (10)
MS I. TEKUCHOVA RESEARCH PH.D. (10)
MR H. CHIKASAMBA RESEARCH PH.D. (10)
MR M.P. MC KENNA RESEARCH PH.D. (10)

Recent Students

Graduation date Name Degree
2022 Maria Del Val Bolivar Onoro PhD
2020 Liam Sunner PhD