Zero Project 2015: Call for nominations of Innovative Practices and Policie

The Zero Project team would like to invite leading experts and organizations to nominate outstanding practices and policies concerning this year’s topic:

Independent Living and Political Participation

The Innovative Policies and Practices selected by internationally renowned experts in a multistep process will be:

  • featured in the Zero Project Report 2015, on its website and social media platforms; and
  • their representatives will be invited to speak at the Zero Project Conference 2015 in Vienna (Austria).

 Submitting a nomination is easy: Read the instructions first and then complete the nomination form attached (also available in other languages:, and in plain language versions (german and english, from June 10).

 Please send the completed nomination form to Ms Doris Neuwirth:  by July 4, 2014.

 We are looking forward to receiving your nomination!  

 The Zero Project Team 

  •  Michael FEMBEK (Essl Foundation, Vienna)
  •  Carmen ARROYO DE SANDE (European Foundation Centre, Brussels)
  •  Silvia BALMAS (European Foundation Centre, Brussels)
  • Sandra GASSNER (Essl Foundation, Vienna)
  •  Ingrid HEINDORF (World Future Council, Geneva)
  • Maria OREJAS (European Foundation Centre, Brussels)
  • Doris NEUWIRTH (Essl Foundation, Vienna)
  • Amelie SAUPE (Essl Foundation, New York)

Zero Project 2015 Partners  (in alphabetic order, and more partners are expected to join in soon):

  •  Disabled People´s International (DPI),
  • European Coalition for Community Living (ECCL),
  • European Network for Independent Living (ENIL),
  • Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES),
  • Human Rights Watch (HRW),
  •  Independent Living Institute (ILI),
  • International Disability Alliance (IDA),
  • International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES),
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU),
  •  Latin American Network of Non-Governmental Organizations of Persons with Disabilities and their Families (RIADIS),
  • Lebenshilfe Österreich,
  • Light for the World Austria,
  • Unicredit-Bank Austria is a sponsoring partner of the Zero Project.