New Research Project – Disability Youth Activism Across Europe: Do you want to participate?

New Research Project – Disability Youth Activism Across Europe: Do you want to participate?

Disability Activism in Europe: Young Disabled Activist’s Views and Experiences is a research project that explores disability activism, politics, and the activities of young disabled activists across Europe to challenge marginalisation and discrimination. It is co-funded by the University of Leeds and the Leverhulme Trust.

It is led by Dr Miro Griffiths, a former board member of ENIL and a founding member of ENIL YOUTH. The project is supported by the current ENIL YOUTH Board.

The project explores young disabled people’s experiences of disability activism, the barriers that limit participation, and young disabled people’s ideas for an inclusive and accessible society.

There are four phases of the research project:

(1) a survey exploring opportunities and challenges to young disabled activist’s participation in disabled people’s social movements;

(2) interviews exploring opportunities and challenges to young disabled activist’s participation in disabled people’s social movements plus their vision for an inclusive and accessible society;

(3) two “future laboratory” workshops supporting young disabled activists to imagine the role of disabled people’s social movements in achieving such societies;

(4) production of a documentary film exploring youth participation in disabled people’s social movements across Europe.

Currently, the project is looking for people to take part in an online survey!

The survey is available in English, English Easy Read, French, German, and Spanish.

To take part, you will need to meet the following criteria:

– your age is within the range of 18 to 35;

– you identify as a disabled person;

– you currently live in a European country or state (the country can be inside or outside the EU);

– you have experience or are interested in disability activism.

To take part, please visit this webpage and choose your preferred language and format: https://disabilityactivism.leeds.ac.uk/getting-involved-in-the-research-2/survey-disability-activism-in-europe/

Please share the survey with your friends, allies, and networks!

To contact Miro about the research, please email: m.griffiths1@leeds.ac.uk

2 Comments

Nicholas Morgan

April 6, 2021, 9:53 pm

Hi
I am volunteer for Euro Youth Mental Health. As mental health is considered a disability, we’re curious to hear more abot this work.

Please get in touc,

Nick

ENIL Secretariat

April 13, 2021, 2:10 pm

Hi Nick, we have passed on your comment to Miro and he will email you. Best wishes!

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