The discussion forum: an interactive online platform for rehabilitation and participation laws

This site is the home of the online platform for the application and development of rehabilitation and participation law in Germany: "Diskussionsforum Rehabilitations- und Teilhaberecht".

The site's language ist German since it focuses on German laws, but selected information on related international law aspects is offered in English.

Please don't hesitate to contact our team for more information on the platform.


Basic facts

History:

The online platform has been developed since 2003 from a former project by Institut für Qualitätssicherung in Prävention und Rehabilitation (IQPR) together with academic and professional cooperation partners. Since 2010 the discussion forum was implemented as a website based project and further enhanced as an interactive platform for interdisciplinary exchange on social laws utilizing new social media and web tools enabling users to comment on contents.

Project management agency:

German Association for Rehabilitation (Deutsche Vereinigung für Rehabilitation – DVfR) since 2010

Academic and professional partners (multidisciplinary):

  • University of Kassel
  • University of Halle/Saale
  • Center for Social research Halle/Saale
  • Editorial board, additional project advisory board

Funding:

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs based on a decision of the German Federal Parliament, the German Bundestag (since 2016 regular service of DVfR)
  • equalisation fee in accordance with the German Severely Handicapped Act (project regarding German Social Law – "Federal Participation Law")

Information in English

International content is provided in the information center, filtered by "Internationales": Infothek.

Here are selected articles in english and/or with links to english content:

Council of Europe adopts resolution for more political participation of persons with disabilities (15.03.2017)

"Inclusion Counts. The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development", German version for publication series Disability-Inclusive Development (DID, 20.01.2017)

Aichele still sees a great need to reduce barriers even after 10 years of UN-CRPD (14.12.2016)

Abilympics – vocational skills competition for persons with disabilities (10.11.2016)

Web accessibility directive passed by EU-Parliament (08.11.2016)

 "The right to work": International conference on the right to work for persons with disabilities (11.10.2016)

EU campaign "Patients' rights have no borders" (09.03.2016)

Proposal on European Disability Act - Factsheet (03.12.2015)

EU in dialogue UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (15.09.2015)

Resolution of  European Parliament on the List of Issues adopted by the UN CRPD (25.05.2015)

German Parallel Report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (09.03.2015)

Social Security compass Europe (30.01.2015)

WHO action plan "Better health for all people with disability" (25.05.2014)

National Social Report 2014 - Germany - (01.04.2014)

Germany’s first UN Audit on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (01.02.2014)

Thematic study on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community (17.12.2012)

WHO World Report on Disability (14.10.2011)

Users are invited to comment articles in both the information center and in the portal area for scientific articles.

Contact us

Discussion forum on rehabilitation and participation law
Email:info@reha-recht.de

Project management agency: Deutsche Vereinigung für Rehabilitation (DVfR)
Maaßstraße 26
69123 Heidelberg
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 6221 187 901-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6221 166 009
Email:info@dvfr.de
Website: www.dvfr.de