Zero Project 2020: Call for Nominations on Education. Deadline: 14 June

22 May 2019

The Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate Innovative Practices and Policies concerning this year’s topic: Education. #ZeroCall20.

The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2008 and focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It is a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared. Its mission is to support the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and to work for a world without barriers.

The Zero Project is looking for practices and public policies that support persons with disabilities in formal school systems and universities, through vocational certification, pre-school, early childhood intervention, and non-formal education. The Zero Project is also looking for innovations in a broader context, for example accessibility being included in curricula for key professionals such as architects or web designers, as well as policies towards inclusive education.

The “Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies 2020” will be selected by the Zero Project network of experts in a multistep process, and will be:

- featured in the Zero Project Report 2020 and added to the Zero Project database on Innovative Practices and Policies

- Their representatives will be invited to speak at the Zero Project Conference at the United Nations in Vienna (Austria) in February 2020

- Will get numerous more opportunities like joining the accelerating program “Zero Project Impact Transfer”.

You can submit a nomination by using the online nomination platform or watch the introductory video. If the form does not work for you, please contact the Zero Project for an accessible Word version. The deadline for submission is 14 June 2019.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any time.

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