Nordic Forum on Disability 2017 – Human Rights, Disability and Research
Welcome to this Nordic meeting place for researchers, policy makers and civil society. During three days we will discuss the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and suggest actions for more effective implementation of the UNCRPD in the Nordic region.
The Nordic forum on disability, human rights and research has been developed with inspiration from the International Summer School on Disability and Rights at the University of Galway. The Forum will have a special focus on the general comments developed by the United Nations committee on the rights of persons with disabilities. Especially the general comments on Article 9 on Accessibility and 12 on Equal recognition before the law.
Among the speakers we are honered to present:
- Professor Rannveig Traustadóttir, Iceland University
- Professor Gerard Quinn, Galway University
- Honorary Doctor Kalle Könkkölä, Kynnys ry
By arranging this forum, our goal is to:
Inspire new collaborations between researchers, but also in cooperation with other actors.
Increasing interest among several target groups to increase knowledge and research on disability and human rights, on the national, Nordic as well as other international level.
Scandic Alvik is located 5 kilometres from Stockholm city, and 5 minutes by taxi from Bromma Airport. The distance from Arlanda Airport is approximately 35-45 minutes by taxi. The metro, buses and tram are just around the corner and there are a limited number of outdoor parking spaces and some indoor spaces for a daily fee.
Travel from Arlanda airport
By train: It is convenient to take the airport train, Arlanda express to Stockholm Central Station. Arlanda Express runs non stop between Arlanda and Stockholm in 20 minutes.
You can buy your tickets at the airport's information desks or in the Arlanda Express self-service machines located next to the escalators/lifts leading down. There are escalators/lifts down to the train from all terminals. More information here. See travel instructions from Stockholm city centre below.
By bus: Flygbussarna Airport Coaches to Arlanda is also a convenient way to reach Stockholm Central Station. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. More information here.
By taxi: If you choose to take a taxi from Arlanda directly to Scandic Alvik, the price should be around 600 SEK. We recommend Taxi Sverige (yellow taxis) , Taxi Stockholm or Taxi Kurir.
Travel from Stockholm City centre
There are many travel options from Stockholm city centre to Scandic Alvik. Metro is very quick and convenient, 13 minutes from the central station to Alvik. Information on timetables and prices here.