Entries by Martin


Ein Porträt über Martin Essl — DiePresse

Ein interessantes Porträt über Martin Essl von Günter Fritz, DiePresse. „Vom Baumarkt-Boss zum Philanthropen“ DiePresse-Abonnenten finden den gesamte Artikel direkt hier. Sollten Sie keine Presse-Abo besitzen, können Sie den Artikel als PDF unter folgendem Link nachlesen: Presse Artikel über Martin Essl, 8. Feb. 2017

Tourism in the EU lost 142.000 million every year due to lack of accessibility

ONCE Foundation, one of our partners, presented a study measuring the loss in profit in the touristic sector due to lack of accessible transport, infrastructures and services. Conducted by the British University of Surrey, the data lead to the shocking number of 142.000 million Euro loss per annum. Creating a more inclusive society requires initial […]

Election of 9 seats of CRPD Committee – Suggest names to your government

National disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) have an important role in the nomination process of CRPD members, and the mandate of half of them will be renewed during the 9th Conference of States Parties (COP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) that will be held on 14-16 June 2016. Our partner, the International […]

Application open for the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability

You may remember one of our Innovative Practices 2015 related to independent living and political participation: The WILD training program, a well-chosen acronym for Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability. It is a three-week curriculum taking place in the west coast of United States of America (Eugene, Oregon), aiming to enhance the leadership potential of women with […]

2016 will be the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD

Exactly 11 months from now, the 13th December 2016, will be the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). In November 2015, the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations declared its intention to use this very special opportunity to prepare a celebration programme […]

East Asian Seminar on CRPD Implementation and the Civil Society

The University of Tokyo will host a seminar on the 20 and 21 February 2016, on the Implementation of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the role of Civil Society. The Seminar will cover in details the situation of the rights of persons with disabilities in East Asia: China, Hong Kong, […]

Apply for USAID Fund for programs inclusive of persons with disabilities

Here is good news to start the New Year for many of our partners and awardees of Innovative Practices and Policies: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has made 6 million dollars available for programme inclusive of person with disabilities. It concerns field missions only, and organizations must apply directly through their local USAID missions. Applications […]

A Year in review with Zero Project

The Zero Project team wish you all a Happy New Year and seize this opportunity to present you an overview of our work during the past year. First of all, thanks to your generous contribution, we had received at the end of July 337 nominations on inclusive education and ICT from 98 countries. The success of this […]