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Kapka Panayotova

Kapka Panayotova

Kapka Panayotova is a well-known disability leader and human rights advocate in Bulgaria. She was one of the founders of Independent Living movement in Bulgaria back in 1995 when The Center for Independent Living (CIL) – Sofia was registered as an NGO. This happened after her internship in the United Stated at the Johns Hopkins…

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Eva Liz Moen

"From user to citizen" - October 25, 10:30
Eva Liz Moen

17 years old I started Norway’s handicap federal youth – Sarpsborg, (NHFU-Sarpsborg) with other disabled youths. At the same time, I was a board member in Muscular dystrophy association. A few years later I became the leader of the board. I’ve been an activist within the Rights of Persons with Disabilities since the late 80’s….

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Nadia Hadad

"Challenges to realize real Independent Living" - October 25, 10:30
Nadia Hadad

Nadia is an activist for the right to an Independent Living and a member of various organizations that defend the rights of people with functional diversity. Onafhankelijk Leven (CIL of Flanders) ENIL (European Network Independent Living) European Disability Forum (EDF) Vice-president of the Brussels Advisory Council for people with disabilities BROG (Brussels Health Council) She…

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Jorge Falcato

“Independent living in Portugal” - October 25, 10:30h
Jorge Falcato

Jorge Falcato Simões is an activist for the rights of people with functional diversity. He belonged to the Board of the Portuguese Association for the Disabled and to the Portuguese Association for Design and Rehabilitation. He founded with other activists in 2011 the movement “(d)Eficientes Indignados” (Disabled people outraged) and was part of the movement…

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Adolf Ratzka

“Personal Assistance according to the mandate of the United Nations” - October 26, 10:00h
Adolf Ratzka

Adolf is an international referent for the Independent Living Movement and the fight for the rights of people with disabilities. Director and founder of the Independent Living Institute (ILI) in Sweden, member of the Board of the Swedish Ombudsman on Disability Issues since 1994, founder and executive member of the Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living…

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Juan José Maraña

"Horizons" - October 25, 10:30

Realizó estudios de Filosofía y profesionalmente, aparte de otros empleos, trabajó en organizaciones de personas con diversidad funcional y como consultor social. Está vinculado al Movimiento de Vida Independiente (MVI) desde los años 90 del pasado siglo y en el 2001, junto a otros activistas, colabora en la creación del Foro de Vida Independiente. Participó…

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Mario Toboso

"Functional Diversity Paradigms" - October 25, 12:15
Mario Toboso

Mario Toboso is a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Philosophy of the Higher Council for Scientific Research, CSIC. PhD from the University of Salamanca, Bachelor of Physical Sciences from the same university and “Master in Design for All and Universal Accessibility to Information Technologies” (Escuela de Organización Industrial, Madrid),Toboso is a member of the…

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Antonio Centeno

“Sexualizing functional diversity to politicize it” - October 25, 13:00
Antonio Centeno

He has been a member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad -Forum of Independent Living- (FVID) since 2004, and as such he appeared before the Committee on Social Policy of the Parliament of Catalonia on two occasions, in 2005 and 2006, before the Commission to study the situation of people with disabilities in…

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Stig Langvad

Title to be determined - October 25, 16:15
Stig Langvad

Stig Langvad graduated in Political Science and has also traininig in journalism and education, as well as in political and professional planning communication. I have been a spinal cord injury since 1973, when I was 16 years old. Between 1974 and 1977 he was placed in an institution for “young people” with functional diversity, together…

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