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Since we started the DANCING project in 2020 we have done a lot of research into the rights of persons with disabilities to take part in cultural life as an essential aspect of enhancing cultural diversity in the EU. Below you will find a list of all the publications from project DANCING to date.

Work Package 1 – Experiential

WP1 identifies features of cultural access experienced as exclusionary by people experiencing different types of disability.

  1. A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2024) Rethinking and Advancing a ‘Bottom-up’ Approach to Cultural Participation of Persons with Disabilities as Key to Realising Inclusive Equality. International Journal of Law in Context. Published online 2024:1-19. doi:10.1017/S1744552324000041

  2. A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2023) Cultivating cultural capital and transforming cultural fields: A study with arts and disability organisations in Europe. The Sociological Review, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/00380261231202879

  3. A. Leahy and D. Ferri  (2023)  Barriers to cultural participation by people with disabilities in Europe: a study across 28 countries,  Disability and Society. doi: 10.1080/09687599.2023.2222898

  4. D. Ferri and A. Leahy (2023) The Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life: Is Cinderella Going to the Ball?, in S. Robinson & K. R. Fisher (Eds) Research Handbook on Disability Policy. Edward Elgar, available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4165588

  5. A. Leahy  and D. Ferri (2022)  The right to participate in cultural life of persons with disabilities in Europe: Where is the paradigm shift?Alter (online) 16-4. Available at http://journals.openedition.org/alterjdr/989

  6. D. Ferri, A. Leahy, N. Šubic and L. Urzel (2022) Implementing the Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life across Five European Countries: Narratives and Counternarratives,  Journal of Human Rights Practice.  doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jhuman/huac035

  7. A. Leahy and D. Ferri (2022) Barriers and Facilitators to Cultural Participation by People with Disabilities: A Narrative Literature Review,  Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research 24(1):68–81, doi: http://doi.org/10.16993/sjdr.863

Work Package 2 – Normative

WP2 explores the intersection between cultural rights of people with disabilities and cultural diversity in EU law.

  1. D. Ferri, (2024) The Role Of Disability Studies in the Advancement of EU Law Scholarship, in R. Deplano, G. Gentile, L. Lonardo, T. Nowak (Eds), Interdisciplinary Research Methods in EU Law: A Handbook (Edward Elgar, 2024).

  2. D. Ferri (2023) Advancing Disability Rights in the EU: A blueprint in the social agenda of the Spanish presidency. Anales de Derecho, 40 (2), 85-107.  https://doi.org/10.6018/analesderecho

  3. D. Ferri and N. Subic (2023) The European Union: Federal Trends in Disability Rights, in D. Ferri, F. Palermo, G. Martinico (Eds), Federalism and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Oxford: Hart Publishing. ISBN (print): 9781509962433

  4. D. Ferri (2023) The Role of the European Union in Ensuring Accessibility of Cultural Goods and Services: All about that … Internal Market?, E.L. Rev., 48(3), 257-280. doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4403323

  5. D. Ferri (2023) The role of soft law in advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in the EU: A ‘hybridity’ approach to EU disability law Eur Law J., 1- 20. doi:10.1111/eulj.12454. Available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/eulj.12454

  6. V. Tudisco (2022) Accessibility of Audiovisual Media Services for Persons with Disabilities in the European Union: Lights and Shadows of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive, STALS RESEARCH PAPER 6/2022. Available at https://www.stals.santannapisa.it/sites/default/files/tudisco.pdf

  7. D. Ferri and L. Urzel (2022) The Employment Equality Directive and Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities: Some Reflections in Light of Tartu Vangla and Komisia za Zashtita ot Diskriminatsia, in P. Czech, L. Heschl, K. Lukas, M. Nowak, G. Oberleitner (Eds), European Yearbook on Human Rights 2022. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4293925

  8. N. Šubic and D. Ferri (2022) Characterizing Access to Culture for People with Disabilities in EU Cultural Policy: European Identity, Market integration and Social Inclusion, DPCE Online, [S.l.], 52(2). Available at: http://www.dpceonline.it/index.php/dpceonline/article/view/1611

  9. N. Šubic and D. Ferri  (2022)  National disability strategies as rights-based cultural policy tools,  International Journal of Cultural Policy.  doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2022.2053960

  10. N. Šubic (2022) Challenging the Use of EU Funds: Locus Standi as a Roadblock for Disability Organisations: ECJ Order of 15 April 2021, Case C-622/20 P, Validity and Center for Independent Living v Commission, European Constitutional Law Review 18(1):59-81. doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S1574019622000037 

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