The Zero Project was initiated by the Essl Foundation in 2010. It is run in partnership with the World Future Council since 2011 and with the European Foundation Centre since 2013. The mission of the Zero Project is to work for a world without barriers, according to the principles of the UN CRPD. It does so by researching Innovative Practices and Innovative Polices worldwide that help to improve the lives of persons with disabilities, as well as researching social indicators that measure the implementation of the UN CRPD and the current situation in all countries of the world.
The Zero Project network of more than 1,000 experts: contributed to the Social Indicators on the state of implementation from 130 countries, selected 54 Innovative Practices on Accessibility, selected 15 Innovative Policies on Accessibility with additional analysis by G3ict on the accessibility of Information and Communication Technologies worldwide.
Authors of the Zero Project Report: Michael Fembek, Ingrid Heindorf, Carmen Arroyo de Sande, Silvia Balmas, Amelie Saupe, Axel Leblois.