Zero Project team would invite leading experts and organizations to...

The mission of Zero Project is working for a world with zero barriers. Worldwide, the Zero Project finds and shares models that improve the daily lives and legal rights of all persons with disabilities.

The Zero Project, an initiative of theEssl Foundation, focuses on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared. Its sole objective is to assist in creating a world without barriers.

They take a solutions-based approach to their work. Together with their continuously growing network of over 3,000 disability experts in over 150 countries, they seek to identify the most innovative and effective Policies & Practices that improve the lives of persons with disabilities.

Each year they focus their research on a particular theme from the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD). They publish a report based on this theme and organize a conference around its results. Held at the UN in Vienna this event typically brings together over 400 delegates from more than 50 countries.

The annual Zero Project Report presents the Policies & Practices that have been selected as the most innovative in their approach to that year’s theme. It also evaluates just how the UN CRPD is being implemented around the world. For this they createdSocial Indicators.

So far, the Zero Project researched on employment in 2012/13, on accessibility in 2013/14 and most recently on independent living and political participation in 2014/15.

The focus of 2015-2016 is twofold, namely Inclusive Education and/or ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

Zero Project team would invite leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices and innovative policies concerning this year’s topics:

·Inclusive Education or

·ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

The "Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies 2016” will be selected by the Zero Project network of experts in a multistep process, and will be

- featured in the Zero Project Report 2016, on its website and on social media platforms; and

- their representatives will be invited to speak at the Zero Project Conference in Vienna (Austria) in February 2016.

Submitting a nomination is easy: Read the instructions first and then complete the nomination form:

Anyone can nominate any project, and self-nominations they also accepted!

You can send the completed nomination form to by

July 27, 2015; 23:59 Central European Time (CET).

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