About Risewise Project

Project Data

0% Start date
1 September 2016
0% Duration
4 Years
0% Coordinator
University of Genoa
0% Budget

Objectives Risewise Project

Women with disabilities have more difficulties to find an employment and to integrate in social day life activities than men with disabilities.
This project focuses on the collective of women with disabilities from different perspectives, trying to identify needs and best practices in several EU countries, representing different cultural and socio-economic environments, for the integration and improvement of their quality of life in several respects. By applying a novel analysis method, based on the experience acquired by the exchange of researchers, innovation staff and practitioners in the European area among the participating institutions, the project will identify a set of multi-sectorial research lines, to enhance integration and involvement of this population in the society along several dimensions.

The delimitation of the scope of the project to this sector of the population has several advantages. First, it is the first relevant study at a global scale that is performed in Europe on this collective. Second, it allows putting into practice and validating a novel social research method, with a strong multidisciplinary approach, with such a well delimited case study. novel potential research lines can be explored in different settings to assess their opportunity and feasibility. Fourth, it will show the impact that this collective may have on a sustainable growth in economy and society, from different respects, by empowering their capacities, so far undervalued. Fifth, it will establish a platform for cooperation among research groups and associations in EU that are aware of the situation of this collective, looking for their synergies. It is worth mentioning that advances on technologies and measures towards a stronger social engagement of disabled people have finally a positive impact also in the whole population as many examples show on how solutions have been transferred to the rest of society in fields such as computer interfaces, ergonomic solutions, etc.





WISE Women in a RISE !





Project Status

WP1: Analysis of barriers (D1 and D2 deliberable)
WP2: Methods for integration (D3)
WP3: Case studies
WP4: Sharing Knowledge and Best Practices (D4)
WP5: Roadmap and Exploitation of results (D5)
WP6: Management and Coordination (D6)

D1: Analysis methods

  • 1.1: Guidelines for reporting, data gathering and analysis – version 1, on 30/12/2016 lead by UNED
  • 1.2: Analysis of barriers – version 1, on 31/08/2017 lead by ENG KAD
  • 1.3: Guidelines for reporting, data gathering and analysis (final version), on 30/11/2017 lead by UNED

D2: Analysis of barriers

D3: Methods for integration and empowerment

D4: Experience report

  • Project web portal, on 30/11/2016 lead by UNIGE

D5: Roadmap

D6: Management and coordination

  • 6.1 Project coordination and collaboration tools, on 30/11/2016 lead by UNIGE
  • 6.3 First progress report, on 30/09/2017 lead by UNIGE

M6.1: Kick.off meeting (September 2016)
M6.2: Project coordination and collaborative tools setup (October 2016)
M6.3: Training plan Activity plan templates (November 2016)
M1.1: Metodology definition for experience reports (December 2016)
M1.2: First analysis of barriers (August 2017)
M1.3: Review of metodology for experinxe reports (November 2017)
M2.1: Metodology for analysis (April 2017)
M4.1: Web site (October 2016)
M4.2: Initial dissemination plan (August 2017)
M4.3: Collaborative platform for new projects (August 2016)

Staff exchange foresees people moving from one side to another in an inter-sectorial domain, Nov 2017:

43 participants to the staff exchanges
46 secondments periods carried out
8 from associations and SMEs
38 from universities
47 months of secondments

View Secondment List : Link


14-15.03.2018 – “Growing the future. Empowerment of people with disabilities in the sport sector”

To add more workshops, contact Sabrina, sabrina@arch.unige.it

View the list of secondments made to date!