Subject-oriented “CBResearch” partnership

Short Description:

  • Development of an international curriculum linked to the WHO strategy of Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR)
  • Development of research competence in the fields of CBR / inclusion and health in Kenya and Germany.
  • Beside the dis/ability dimension of diversity, CBR also takes the community/socio-spatial approach into consideration, hence also further aspects of heterogeneity (gender, cultural background, religious orientation, educational background, etc.)

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project Collaborator: Dipl. Reha. Päd. Kathrin Schmidt

Duration: 2013-2016

Funding: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) & Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

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Football as an Inclusion Factor in Germany: “The UNCRPD as Mirrored by the Deutscher Fussball-Bund”

Short Description:

In cooperation with the Deutscher Fussball-Bund [DFB: German Football Association], “The UNCRPD as Mirrored by the Deutscher Fussball-Bund” – a model project on football as an inclusion factor in Germany – will develop an analytical grid based upon the stipulations of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in order to evaluate the potentials and the prerequisites of football from an inclusion perspective. At the same time it will also survey the current status of inclusion-oriented activities already pursued by the DFB.

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project Collaborators: Stefan Schmidt, Dominik Baldin

Duration: 2014-2015

Funding: German Football Association (DFB)

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BMASurvey - Pretest Survey in Institutions for Persons with Disabilities

Short description:

In the context of a study commissioned by the Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales [Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs], the Sociology of Diversity Chair , together with the Hochschule Fuldatypo3/#_msocom_3  und TNS Infratest will be testing a survey tool to interview persons with disabilities in residential settings (as part of a participation poll). The aim pursued is to develop and test an instrument that can be universally implemented, i.e. that can be applied to varied groups of people (according to their competences). In future, this tool should allow for representative surveys on the life conditions of persons with disabilities in the Federal Republic.

The survey tool will be tested from a variety of perspectives through a participative process as well as in exemplary case-studies. It will be designed so as to also involve so-called “hard-to-survey” groups in the participation poll. The study will involve enrolling evidence-based knowledge on questionnaire design, systematically searching for improvement potential in the survey instrument itself as well as professionally training interviewers.

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Duration: 2015-2016

Funding: Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Social impact assessment

Short description:

  • The Sociology of Diversity Chair at the Department of Sport and Health Sciences and Pwani University (Kenya) are developing a common research method in the context of an explorative study funded by the Christoffel Blindenmission. This method should map and, where applicable, quantify the social added value generated by livelihood programmes for persons with disabilities. In this context, the key investigation revolves around how former participants currently earn their livings and what broader benefits this target group as well as other stakeholders have experienced in the wake of these programmes. The final aim of the venture is to then field test the participative and inclusive surveying instrument designed during the first phase of the project together with local cooperation partners in Kenya, before enrolling the tool in long-term project-planning and monitoring.

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project Collaborator: Yvonne Kuhnke, M.A.

Duration: 2014-2015

Funding: Christoffel Blindenmission

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Applied Research on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Systems of Social Protection

Short description:
Research on the inclusion of persons with disabilities in systems of social protection in the Global South. Case studies in Tanzania and Peru.  

Cooperation between:

  • London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (project management), UK
  • SODIS (Sociedad y Discapacidad), Peru
  • CRONICAS (Centro de Excelencia en Enfermedades Crónicas: Centre of Excellence for Chronic Diseases at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia), Peru
  • REPOA (Policy Research for Development), Tanzania
  • CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania), Tanzania
  • Technical University of Munich, Deutschland

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project Collaborator: Dipl. Reha. Päd. Kathrin Schmidt

Duration: 2014-2015

Funding: Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) & Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit (BMZ)

Social Report 2014 “Conditions of Life of Persons with Impairments and Disabilities” in the City of Duisburg, “Participation Check” pilot project

Short Description:

  • With the “Participation Check” (Pro-TeC-Duisburg) project, the Sociology of Diversity Chair at the Technical University of Munich and the City of Duisburg will be designing and testing a new form of social reporting that meets the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as well as the WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). In parallel, the project team will assess if the taxonomy used in the Federal Participation Report can be transferred to the municipal level.

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project Collaborators: Dipl. Reha. Päd. Stefanie Frings, M.A. Jennifer Eckhardt

Duration: 2014-2015

FundingDuisburg City

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"Dortmund – Socially Innovative City in Participation" (Do-iT) cooperation project

Short Description:

  • With the "Dortmund – Socially Innovative City in Participation" (Do-iT) project, the Sociology of Diversity Chair at the Technical University of Munich and the City of Dortmund will be designing and testing a new form of social reporting that meets the requirements of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as well as the WHO’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). In parallel, the project team will assess if the taxonomy used in the Federal Participation Report can be transferred to the municipal level.

Project Manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project Collaborators: Dipl. Reha. Päd. Stefanie Frings, M.A. Jennifer Eckhardt

Duration: 2014-2015

Funding: Dortmund City

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„Football for all! Chance for diversity – change with diversity”

Short description:

  • Fostering and claiming diversity through football – a practical project based on the example of girls' football in Kilifi (girl emPOWERment)

Project manager: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Project collaborators: Dipl. Reha. Päd. Stefanie Frings, M.A. Stefan Schmidt

Duration: 2013-2014

Funding: German Football Association [Deutscher Fußball-Bund] (DFB)

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