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Committee's presentation


The foundation is composed of an ethical and scientific committee.


The Scientific component’s missions are :

  • to advise the foundation on its scientific policies orientation
  • to lead the work toward the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities
  • to guarantee the international dimension of the foundation’s work
  • to make sure that we finance applied research, focused on the results in terms of inclusion, innovation and support of persons with disabilities
  • to determine the fields of research that will be applied when calling for projects
  • to supervise the launch of calls for projects
  • to manage the assessment process of the received documents in response to calls for projects
  • to assume the final evaluation of the files, to put forward files that deserve to be financed and analyse the level of necessary funding
  • to carry out periodic evaluations of the obtained results thanks to the financed projects
  • to supervise the result monitoring for each project and its international distribution
  • to contribute in organising scientific activities and opportunities to communicate/share knowledge.


The Ethical component’s missions are: 

  • to give one's opinion on the actions of the foundation and the Scientific Committee
  • to evaluate the ethic eligibility of the received projects
  • to propose the foundation particular actions justified by the analysis of its works or by the results of self reflections about disability
  • to evaluate the ethical legitimacy of the fundraising process, the use of funds, and the partnership with public or private actors
  • to set the eligibility criteria for funding.


Honorary Chairman

Jean Claude Ameisen, President of the National Ethical Consultative Committee (CCNE - France)


President of the ethical and scientific committee:

Roger Salbreux, Child Psychiatrist, member of the National Disability Council


Vice President of the ethical and scientific committee:

Gisela Chatelanat, Professor of the University of Geneva – Switzerland


    Marie Aboussa – Director of Outlook and Social Innovation – Nexem

    Soumia Amrani – Vice-president of the  Moroccan Disabled Persons Collective. Member of the National Council for Human Rights – Morocco

    Pierre Ancet – University of Burgundy

    Vincent Aniort – Information Systems Accessibility Expert – Regional Representative for APF Ile de France

    Paula Campos Pinto – Researcher at the Centre for Administration and Public Policies  (CAPP) at the School of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP), University of Lisbon, Portugal

    Claire Dupuy  – Policy officer of the National Committee for Action on Disability (International and Applied Research), contact  for the Applied Disability Research Resource Centre

    Jacques Durand – Doctor in Psychology (University of Paris V) – Member of the Board of the Federation of Associations for Adults and Young People with Disabilities (APAJH)

    Marie-Claire Haelewyck – University of Mons (Belgium)

    Murielle Mauguin – University Lecturer in Public Law, member of  the Research Group GRHAPES (EA 7287), INS HEA

    Donata Pagetti – Member of the Governing Body of Autism Europe and the European Disability Forum. Doctor, Italy

    Yves Pillant – Head of Training. Expert in social intervention

    Bruno Pollez – Catholic University of Lille

    Philippe Pudlo – University of Valenciennes

    Jean-François Quillien – Head of Research Exploitation - INRA, contact for the Applied Disability Research Resource Centre

    Jean-François Ravaud - CNRS
Gisela Chatelanat, Professor of the University of Geneva – Switzerland