Anikó Sándor (Hungary)

Updated: May 9



Anikó is a special needs educator and economist, working in the interdisciplinary framework of Disability Studies. She is an assistant professor at ELTE University Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty of Special Needs Education. Her research interest is self-determination across the life span of persons with high support needs. She has extensive experience with the support of user-led processes and participatory work with disabled persons. She is a founding member of FREEkey, a grassroots group of disabled persons and their allies, working for community based services by combining tools of the civil rights movements and the academic field. FREEkey is a partner of Disability / Studies / and Social / Innovation Lab, which was established to provide a platform for debates and development leading to highly effective and innovative solutions to social challenges.

Field of expertise:

  • disability management

  • user involvement, user-led processes

  • community based services and research

  • accessible and inclusive planning

  • empowerment of vulnerable groups

  • co-creation and co-production of services

  • implementation of participatory projects

  • dissemination of social projects

  • networking with various stakeholder

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