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Practices and Policies in the Employment of People with a Disability: What’s now and what’s next?

Kongress, Tagung

Rehabilitation International Finland and EPR will host the webinar “Practices and Policies in the Employment of People with a Disability: What’s now and what’s next?”. It will take place online on June 21st, 13.30-16.00 CET

The event will take place in two sessions and will examine the state of play, developments and successes in both practice and policy supporting the employment of people with a disability from Finland and beyond.

The first session will include an overview on employment practices for people with disabilities (PwD) in Europe and the lessons learnt from a recent study, and will familiarise the participants with EPR’s perspectives on employment of PwD and developments in EU initiatives in the field. Then there will be a presentation of a national example “from practice to policy”: Learning from Finland’s co-production approach to employment of people with a disability from Mika Ala-Kauhaluoma, Rehabilitation Foundation, (Finland).

The second session will make a “tour d’Europe” and involve speakers from Belgium, Finland, France, Norway and Spain to present inspiring practices and programmes for the employment of PWD and later discussed by the participants.

  • The Ripple in the Water programme, Paal Haavorsen, Senior Adviser “Work & Inclusion” at the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO).
  • The Fundación ONCE Entrepreneurship programme, Ana Juviño, Technical Adviser in the Directorate of Training and Employment, Operations and Transformation of the Fundación ONCE.
  • The Comète early intervention programme, Prof. Jean-Michel Mazaux, Hospital Practioner and Vice-President of Comète France.
  • The Talentoscoop service by Wannes Marivoet, Human Resource Development Department of GTB.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in Q&A throughout the programme and discuss in breakout groups in the final session.


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