Supported by Fondazione Time2, the master’s degree from the UniTo Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences is the only one in Italy dedicated to new support figures.

Master’s degree in personalized and participatory planning in implementation of the CRPD

The Annual Level I University Master’s Degree in “Expert/a in Personalized and Participatory Planning in Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)“, organized by the Department of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Turin, is scheduled to start in March 2024.

This is the first university master’s degree in Italy dedicated to training expert figures in personalized and participatory planning in support of the life project of people with disabilities, according to the principles of the UN convention.

The master’s degree was created following the approval of Law 227/21, titled “Delegation to the government in the field of disability“, which promises to initiate a radical paradigm shift towards the achievement of citizenship for all. Thanks to this law, Italy is preparing to put in place a profound reform of services aimed at people with disabilities, overcoming all forms of welfarism, custodianship and institutionalization and making the rights described by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities enforceable.

“In order to implement the coming reform and respond to the increasingly pressing demand coming from people with disabilities and their families, as well as from the most attentive operators, it is necessary to train new professionals; we need professionals capable of working on contexts to remove the barriers that today prevent people with disabilities from participating in everyone’s world. The master’s program, which boasts among its faculty the most qualified national experts on the subject, aims to accompany the reform of services that will descend from the implementing decrees of 227/21 that are currently being approved. The establishment of the National Guarantor of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, approved by the Council of Ministers in recent weeks, is the first of the major changes to come. The operators that the master’s program will train will be able to accompany their organizations in reorganization: a necessary step to adapt services to the mandate of full citizenship for all and everyone that the UN Convention prescribes for us”, said Prof. Cecilia Marchisio, a member of the commission drafting the implementing decrees and director of the master’s program.

The new, 60-credit, 18-month course of study has 35 places. The cost is €2,700, partially covered by 35 scholarships worth €2,000 each provided by Fondazione Time2. The cost per participant will thus be 700€.

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