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Causes covered by this activity
Counter Stereotypes & Embrace Cultural Differences
Diversity and Inclusion of Minority Groups
Inclusive Education
Promotion of Participation in Student Mobility
Social and Cultural Integration in Local Community
Goal of the Activity

We were motivated to organize the event because we feel that there is a necessity to change our perspective towards the way we see disability and the way we talk about it.


The Social Welfare Service of the University of Patras organizes a HYBRID event entitled “Changing the way we see disability“, on the 6th of June.

The social model for disability, as opposed to the medical model which states that disability is a problem of the person who needs to be treated, seeks to change society so that People with Disabilities live equally within it, as the problem arises by the society itself and the way its members interact.

The event comprises of three parts:

  • Speeches related to the subject of the event
  • Disability awareness activities
  • 3D Printing Contest award ceremony

    Event itinerary (CET time)

    15:00 – Opening
    15:10 – Chrysostomos Pazaridis
    “Understanding motor disability and visual impairment; Proper interaction etiquette”
    15:30 – Konstantinos Anastasopoulos
    “Metamorphoses in youth : obstacles and perspectives in mental disorders'”
    15:50 – Christina Galanou
    Learning disabilities or learning abilities
    16:10 – Marina Triantafyllidi
    “Independent living for blind people”
    16:30 – Coffee Break
    17:00 – Disability awareness activities
    17:45 – 3D Printing Contest award ceremony


In-person event participants

Everyone who whishes to attend the in-person event has to make a seat reservation. Due to the fact that the seats available are limited, the participants will be students of the University who will be selected based on “first-come first-served” principle.
For seats reservations, you may fill the form available in the next link.


After submission of the form, you will be notified through email, whether your application is accepted.

In case you are selected but won’t be able to attend the meeting, please notify us in advance, so that we can allocate your seat to the next person in the list.

In case you are not selected, you can still watch the event online.

Online event participants

The whole event will be live-streamed on our youtube channel, except from the Disability awareness activities.

The link to watch the event is the following:


By organising this activity, the organisers want to contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 4: Quality EducationGoal 10: Reduced InequalitiesGoal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities