Aims and Objectives

DANCING aims to address the protection of the right of persons with disabilities to take part in cultural life, including the recognition of disability identities, such as Deaf culture, as an essential aspect of enhancing cultural diversity in the EU legal order.  

DANCING pursues three objectives, which represent three layers of understanding: 

Objective 1 – To advance understanding of the barriers to participation in culture, the causes of exclusion of people with disabilities from the cultural domain, the facilitators to participation and the impact on the cultural domain as whole,  

Objective 2 – To explore the extent to which the protection of cultural rights of people with disabilities and the promotion of cultural diversity intersect and complement each other in the EU legal order and advance understanding of how EU law could be used to make culture inclusive of persons with disabilities and to enhance cultural diversity, 

Objective 3 – To advance a new theorization of the promotion of cultural diversity in the EU legal order as encompassing cultural rights of people with disabilities. 

Project Overview

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Project Overview Flowchart

This is a diagram of the project overview. It shows how the four work packages fit together within the project. The work packages are as follows: 1 – experiential, 2 – normative, 3 – theoretical and 4 – tools for change. There are three approaches that will be taken during the project – empirical, arts-based and doctrinal. All three approaches will be used in work-package 1. Doctrinal and empirical approaches will be used in work-package 2. The doctrinal and arts-based approach will be used in work-package 3. The tools for change, in work-package four will be produced throughout the term of the project.