Presenting the european project team for the supporting disabled young people to become future leaders of the independent living movement programme
The project will entail a weeklong study session at the Council of Europe with the purpose of encouraging and supporting disabled young people to advocate for human rights in their countries and at European level. Participants will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding of disability issues and acquire skills to promote the views of other disabled young people from their countries. The project team consists of 5 members who have the responsibility for choosing who will attend the study session at the Council of Europe.
Miro Griffits – has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently doing a Masters in Disability Studies. He runs his own company, which advises and consults on all issues to do with Disability Equality. His work involves advising, negotiating and training, from government departments to charities and small regional networks. He is also a member of Equality2025 – the United Kingdom Government Advisory Body for Disability Issues.
Zara Todd – has a degree in psychology and a Masters in Central and Eastern European studies. She works for a Disabled Peoples Organisation called ALLFIE (the Alliance for Inclusive Education) supporting and training a group of disabled young people to become researchers. Before that, she has worked with a number of disabled children’s organisations working on participation and involvement. Zara has worked on policy and campaign work including advising government, since the age of 11 both in the UK and internationally. Currently she is setting up a website with a friend in New Zealand to help disabled activists under 30 connect and share knowledge internationally.