Stig Langvad

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 with 25 other residents.

Since the beginning of 1978 I have had personal assistance and can lead an Independent Life through a self-managed system.

Related to disability field:

  • Between 2000 and 2014 he was President of DPOD (a umbrella organization for all organizations of people with disabilities in Denmark).
  • Between 1998 and 1999 I have served as Vice President of DPOD.
  • He was present at the foundation of the Independent Living Movement in Strasbourg, in 1987.
  • Member of the CRPD Committee 2011-2018.
  • Member of EDF 2001-2014.


He has been working for his municipality, in the Danish multinational Coloplast and in a private foundation on the concept of “Collective Impact”.