The launch of the PhD in “expert of customised projects to carry out the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD)” is scheduled for March 2024 and has been set up by the Philosophy and
Education Sciences department of the University of Turin.
It is the first university PhD in Italy aimed at educating experts in customised projects in support of people with disabilities, which observes the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
(CRPD). The new study path, 60 credits (CFUs) and lasting 18 months, has 35 positions and is financed by the association Time2, which has been founded by Antonella and Manuela Lavazza. The PhD will cost € 2,700, € 2,000 of which are guaranteed by the association.
The PhD was launched after the approval of the law 227/21, entitled “Delegation of powers to the government in the matter of disability”, which promises a significant turn towards the conquest of the full citizenship by people with disabilities. By means of this law, Italy is preparing itself to launch a deep reform of services addressed to people with disabilities, which aims to successfully overcome the welfare culture, conservation and institutionalisation and to allow people to exercise the rights described in the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD).