Conference Equal Rights and Accessible Environments

This conference will be held at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th April 2014. This conference will be supported by Maastricht University and the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission and will take place within the framework of the DREAM (Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets) project, which is co-hosted by Maastricht University.

This unique two day event seeks to explore the potential of the UN CRPD as a facilitator of substantive change. The first day of the conference will concentrate on the Convention itself and its advanced provisions. The second day of the conference will delve into the prospective impact of the UN CRPD on EU disability law and policy. The focus of the conference as a whole will be on equal rights and accessibility obligations. This conference seeks to bring together scholars from the disciplines of both international and EU law and to ensure constructive dialogue between both groups.

Should you have any questions about the content of the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Broderick at or Stelios Charitakis ( For questions related to practical issues, please contact Marina Jodogne at