Final Workshop

Making our own Decisions: Sharing Stories & Creating Change

Art wall with contributions from workshop attendees
Art wall with contributions from workshop attendees

Date: 22nd November 2017

Venue: Institute for Lifecourse and Society, NUI Galway

The project’s final workshop combined the four core themes of the project – criminal responsibility, contractual capacity, consent to treatment and consent to sex – and featured a mix of personal narratives, art and theoretical perspectives based on the UNCRPD. All 15 storyteller and respondent pairs from 12 different countries had the opportunity to share their experiences of the project and provide previews of the book which will be published in 2018.

Dr. Michael Bach presenting at the VOICES project final workshop.


The keynote speaker for the event was Dr. Michael Bach, Managing Director of the Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society. His presentation was titled “Sharing Voices Others Don’t Hear: When Support Calls for Interpretation”.



You can view a programme for the event here.

Presentations, videos and pictures from the event will be available here soon.