Zero Project Conference 2019:
Innovative Policies and Practices
On Independent Living and Political Participation

A group of smiling people raising their hands in a conference room.

Participants at the Zero Project Impact Transfer Forum

The Zero Project Conference 2019 focused once again on the issue of independent living and political participation constituting the end of the four year cycle of research topics. The three-day conference, convened by the Essl Foundation, was held from 20-22nd February 2019 at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria. It presented 66 Innovative Practices and 10 Innovative Policies that have been selected in various voting procedures throughout the year. The format of the conference ranged from plenary and workshop sessions to an exhibition and the Award Ceremony.

Our expanding network, now of several thousand people, was, as usual, involved in the nomination and selection of this year’s innovative practices and policies in the field. The Zero Project Conference 2019, centred around the solutions and methodologies they offer, sought to connect invitees from many different sectors of society so that they could share and discuss ideas and concepts that really work. And, thereby, in a joint effort, helped support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, worldwide.

In addition to being composed of a network of different sectors of society working towards a world without barriers, read here, what accessibility features the Zero Project realised at the Zero Project Conference 2019.


Programme English, (PDF)