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Academic Network of European Disability experts (ANED)

September 21st, 2015 by Maastricht Law

Project leader:
Prof. Lisa Waddington (member of senior research team)

Consortium Leader: – Human European Consultancy, Utrecht

Consortium Partners:- Human European Consultancy and the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, individual senior research team and country experts (drawn from different universities and institutions)

The purpose of the network is to provide independent scientific advice, analysis and information to the European Commission. This information needs to have the quality and reliability to serve as input and support for the Commission’s policy making in disability issues related to EU policies as identified in the European Disability Strategy and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The information to be provided relates to national disability policies and legislation, and their links with EU level, as well as information about the situation of persons with disabilities.

For the implementation of the contract the contractor maintains and manages a a pan-European network of Academic Experts in the field of Disability (ANED),  which is a continuation of the network established by the Commission and consortium in late 2007.

The operational objectives of the contract are:

  • mobilize a pan-European network of experts;
  • provide access to information, data and statistics;
  • supplement with additional research and analysis, offer expert advice and recommendations).

European Commission

May 2015 / April 2019

Research website:

Research publication(s):

Annual Conference held in Brussels (info. available at: http://www.disability-europe.net/)

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