Launch of ALL Project: DANCING

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 16:30

Congratulations to Prof. Delia Ferri, Co-director of the ALL Institute, of the Law Department at Maynooth University on the start of the new project DANCING on 1/9/20. The project is being funded by the European Research Council.

Project Description:  Exploring New Paths to Protect the Right to Culture of Persons with Disabilities

One fifth of the EU population has some form of disability. Ensuring that people with disabilities have access to culture, either as a consumer or an amateur or professional contributor, is essential to create an inclusive society. The EU-funded DANCING project will investigate to what extent the protection of the right to take part in culture and the promotion of cultural diversity intersect and complement each other in the EU legal order. It will use a combination of legal, empirical and arts-based research to pursue three complementary objectives, respectively: experiential, normative and theoretical. The project will identify and categorise barriers to and facilitators of cultural participation experienced by disabled people and how they affect the wider cultural domain. It will also provide a normative exploration of how the EU can combat discrimination, ensure accessibility of cultural activities, promote disability identities, while achieving cultural diversity.

Project Links

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All Institute Members Involved

Delia Ferri
Hilary Hooks



This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 864182)