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Ismael Llorens

“Personal Assistance, a User Perspectives” - October 25, 16:45
Ismael Llorens

Member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad since 2003. In 2009, co-founder of SOLCOM. In 2012, co-founder of the Association for Asociación para la Vida Independiente de la Comunidad Valenciana (VICOVAL). Also in 2012, he was the driving force behind and co-founder of the Federación de Vida Independiente (FEVI), which he has presided…

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Miguel A. V. Ferreira

"Independent living and its sociological background" - October 25, 17:45
Miguel A. V. Ferreira

Miguel A. V. Ferreira is Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). Director of the research group GESODIS (Social Studies Group on Disability, UCM 970607). Founding partner of the Spanish Association of Sociology of Disability (ASESDIS), and president of said organisation from 2011 to 2015. Director of the magazine Intersticios. His academic…

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Laura Fernández Cordero

“Decision-making by persons with Functional Diversity” - October 25, 18:15
Laura Fernández Cordero

Laura is a Sociocultural Anthropologist and holds an MA degree in Fundamental Rights and Public Powers. Member of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (FVID) since 2005 Professionally linked to the world of functional diversity since 2002, she has developed her professional activity mainly in the Fundación Síndrome de Down and other Intellectual Disabilities…

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Laura Aínsa Castañer

"Give me a foothold and I'll make my own decisions" - October 25, 18:15
Laura Aínsa Castañer

It has always fought for full social inclusion by participating in various community and inclusive projects related to art and dance. She is currently part of the company Finestra Nou Circ acting as an artist within the project CIRCO DIVERSO that this company carries out in collaboration with the association ALTER VALENCIA.

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Mertxe Sánchez

“Visual functional diversity and personal assistance” - October 26, 10:30h
Mertxe Sánchez

Mertxe has a degree in Psychology and a Consultant in Sexology. Joined the ILM in 2008 through his participation in the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (FVID). Among other activities, she was part of the documentary film “Yes, We Fuck“, which addresses different ways of living sexuality in functional diversity. In relation to visual…

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Katja Villatoro

“Gender and Functional Diversity: An Independent Living Approach” . October 26, 11:00
Katja Villatoro

Activist of the Foro de Vida Independiente y Divertad (FVID), linked to the Independent Living Movement since 2011. Secretary of the Federación de Vida Independiente (FEVI) and of Vida Independiente Comunidad Valenciana (VICOVAL). Author of publications related to the Philosophy and Movement of Independent Living: “From disability to functional diversity: critiques fonamentals i presentació de…

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José Antonio Nóvoa

“A law for independent living: freedom, equality and interdependencies” - October 26, 12:00
José Antonio Nóvoa

Activist of human rights and independent living. Social Entrepreneur of NGOs of diversity and inclusion. He is a member of Foro de Vida Independiente and participated in the First European Congress on Independent Living. He was the Spanish representative of ENIL and member of its board. Driver of the Galician system of personal assistance. He…

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