DREAM Final Network Event, National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), June 2014
We are delighted to announce a major conference on ’Disability Policy Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century - Toward New Scholarship Supporting Change’ to take place on June 23, 24, 25 at the Centre for Disability, Law & Policy in the National University of Ireland, Galway.
This event will bring together major agents of change in the disability policy field around the world and will focus in particular on how to translate the generalities of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into practicable reform strategies. It will build on the work of a European-wide PhD network (the DREAM network) which has laboured over the past three years and which focused on how to give practical effect to the UN Convention in areas such as (1) fundamental rights (e.g. the right to community living), (2) expanding economic and market opportunities for persons with disabilities and (3) sustaining change with appropriate and effective institutional mechanisms at regional and national level. This PhD network was among the first in the world with a focus on the UN disability convention and was funded by the European Union as a Marie Curie Initial Training Network.
The DREAM network includes the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), University of Leeds, Maastricht University, University of Iceland, NOVA Norwegian Social Research, Fundosa Technosite S.A. and Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) see: http://www.disability-rights.eu/
The event will interest all those concerned with the process of change including NGOs, DPOs, Governments, international and regional organisations as well as business and services. It will also be of importance to academics, students and researchers interested in the UN CRPD as an engine of positive change for persons with disabilities.
This event will take place in room MY129, Aras Moyola. Participation in this event is free of charge and the venue will be accessible. For further information, please contact Marie Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +353 91 494011.
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Corrib Village is on campus accommodation. The Village is right beside the Summer School venue. It is made up of apartments, the number of rooms varies per apartment.
Please note, if you have accessibility needs, please state this when booking. There are a limited number of accessible rooms in Corrib Village. Accessible apartments in Corrib Village contain bath tubs, they do not have roll in showers.
Corrib Village, Newcastle Road, Galway
Contact number: 353 (0) 91-527112
- €49 Bed & Breakfast for a single ensuite room.
The Harbour Hotel is about a 30 minute walk from NUIG. There are a limited number of rooms available. When making the booking please quote ‘DREAM conference, Marie Kennedy NUIG’.
Harbour Hotel, New Dock Road, Galway, Galway
Contact number: +35391 894800
June Sunday 22nd to 25th 2014
- €89 Single Bed & Breakfast per room per night
- €99 Double/Twin Bed & Breakfast per room per night
The Radisson Hotel and Spa is about a 30 minute walk from NUIG. There are a limited number of business class rooms available. When making the booking please quote ‘DREAM conference, Marie Kennedy, NUIG’
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Galway, Lough Atalia Road, Galway
Contact number: +35391 538300
June Sunday 22nd to 25th 2014
- €135.00 Bed & Breakfast per night
The Westwood Hotel
The Westwood hotel is to the west of the city, and is approx a 10 minute walk to the Summer School venue. There are some accessible rooms in this hotel. Please quote ‘DREAM conference, Marie Kennedy NUIG’ to avail of rates.
The Westwood Hotel, Dangan, Upper Newcastle, Galway.
June 22nd to 25th 2014
- €89.00 Single Bed & Breakfast per night
- €99.00 Double Bed & Breakfast per night
Glenlo Abbey is about a 30 minute walk from NUIG. There are a limited number of rooms available. When making the booking please quote ‘DREAM conference, Marie Kennedy NUIG’.
Glenlo Abbey, Bushypark, Galway
Contact number: +35391 52666
June Sunday 22nd to 25th 2014
- €89 Bed & Breakfast per room per night
Getting to the DREAM conference, Maps and Things to do in Galway
Galway is a city in the west of Ireland, just two hours from Dublin, the capital of the country. Galway has lots to see and do, please see discoverireland.ie for information. Please see here for a map of the city.
The National University of Ireland, Galway:
Information on the University is available here.
Getting to Galway
For information on getting to Galway, please see the NUI Galway International Office website:
The venue is Áras Moyola, on the National University of Ireland, Galway campus. (no. 5 on the map below). There will also be signs on the day.
For Bus schedules, please see: http://www.buseireann.ie/inner.php?id=248
For schedules from Eyre Square in Galway city to NUIG, please click here.
The stop at Lower Newcastle (St. Francis) will bring you outside the gates beside Aras Moyola.
Accessible Taxi Services
Galway City Taxis: +353 91 525252
Galway Taxis: +353 91 561111
Big-O Taxis: +353 91 585858
Note: If you require an accessible taxi service, please make it known when arranging the service.
There will be breaks each day in the morning, lunch and afternoon, these will be held in the foyer of the venue. Refreshments will be served.
Parking is available at the Dangan Car Park for participants in the conference. We will allocate permits which will allow you to park there. This permit must be displayed at all times.
For those who require accessible parking, there are spaces available beside Áras Moyola and also in front of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy (adjacent to number 11 in the attached map, and identifiable by its yellow railings). A blue badge or a disabled persons parking permit must be displayed at all times.
There are some pay and display spaces available beside Áras Moyola. These are marked with blue lines. Please be aware that clamping is in operation.