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:

ILI's director Adolf Ratzka turned 70

This achievement was noticed particularly in Germany. See for example Ottmar Miles-Paul i Kobinet-Nachrichten,  newsagency for the German-speaking Independent Living movement.

ILI Board Member Bente Skansgård has left us

Bente Skansgård, Oslo, my long-time close personal friend and associate in the Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement, passed away on November 14, 2013 after a long illness.  Bente, known as “ULOBA’s (the Norwegian personal assistance user cooperative) mother”, had a decisive role in Norway’s disability politics by introducing Independent Living and personal assistance to the country and by starting the foundation "Stopp diskrimineringen" to promote and defend the civil rights of persons with disabilities.  Bente served as chairperson for


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