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RISEWISE -RISE Women with disabilities In Social Engagement

Project description

Enhancing the social inclusion of women with disabilities

Employment and inclusion in everyday social activities pose significant challenges for women with disabilities. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the RISEWISE project aims to address these challenges. To that end, it will seek to identify needs and best practices in various EU countries representing diverse cultural and socio-economic environments. Specifically, it will employ an innovative method of analysis that promotes the exchange of experiences between researchers, innovation staff, and practitioners. RISEWISE will be the first comprehensive global-scale study on women with disabilities conducted in Europe, exploring potential research lines that assess the feasibility and opportunities for innovation. The project also aims to demonstrate the impact of empowering the capacities of women with disabilities on sustainable economic and societal growth.


Women with disabilities have more difficulties to find an employment and to integrate in social day life activities than men with disabilities.
This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines, to enhance integration and involvement of this population in the society along several dimensions.
The delimitation of the scope of the project to this sector of the population has several advantages. First, it is the first relevant study at a global scale that is performed in Europe on this collective. Second, it allows putting into practice and validating a novel social research method, with a strong multidisciplinary approach, with such a well delimited case study. novel potential research lines can be explored in different settings to assess their opportunity and feasibility. Fourth, it will show the impact that this collective may have on a sustainable growth in economy and society, from different respects, by empowering their capacities, so far undervalued. Fifth, it will establish a platform for cooperation among research groups and associations in EU that are aware of the situation of this collective, looking for their synergies. It is worth mentioning that advances on technologies and measures towards a stronger social engagement of disabled people have finally a positive impact also in the whole population as many examples show on how solutions have been transferred to the rest of society in fields such as computer interfaces, ergonomic solutions, etc.


Net EU contribution
€ 562 500,00
16126 Genova

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Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 562 500,00

Participants (17)