Our Missions

Founded in 2009 and state-approved, FIRAH is a foundation entirely dedicated to applied disability research. The International Foundation of Applied Disability Research was created by: the APF France Handicap, the APAJH, Nexem and Axel Kahn (FIRAH’s President).

Our target is applied research which calls on a strong collaboration between stakeholders (including disabled people organisation) and researchers, in order to identify concrete solutions aimed at improving the quality of life of people with disabilities.

The FIRAH two main activities are:

  • Annual calls for projects to select and finance  innovative projects
  • The Resource Center (which develops, disseminates and promotes applied research findings worldwide)