Name of the project: DISEMEX – Disability Employment Expert
Funding programme: Erasmus +, Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practises- Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training, http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/.
The fundamental right of people with disabilities to work, on an equal basis with others, is clearly identified in Article 27 of the United Nationals Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) which has been ratified by all EU member states and thus one of the declared aims of the European Union’s policy is to promote people with disabilities and social integration, summarized under the term “inclusion”.
According to the EASPD Employment Declaration of December, 2014 people with disabilities are structurally disadvantaged in the labour market because of different barriers. Their labour market participation is still significantly lower than that of persons without disabilities and this situation has not significantly improved over the past 15 years. The persistent underemployment of persons with disabilities needs to be addressed with immediate action to end the situation of exclusion from the labour market.
The aim of our project is the exchange of good practice and benchmarking of best practice strategies aimed at facilitating the integration of people with disabilities into the first labour market and thus promoting social inclusion.
In addition to the formal discussion of the success of the measure (e. g. number of people with disabilities per year in employment relationships subject to social security contributions), we would like to carry out an evaluation of the respective strategies, pactical innovative solutions and concepts according to IMPACT+. This allows to describe and evaluate the impact on the respective level. In particular, we would like to discuss this:
– What was the impact in terms of employment?
– How did that impact the inclusion of people with disabilities in the society?
– What triggered the impact?
– Can the developed networking mechanisms be applied in other countries?
– What basics must be given?
– What could reinforce the impact?
– How can the archived impact be transfered to other countries / regions?
OZARA storitveno in invalidsko podjetje d.o.o.
Izmir Governorship – EU and foreign relations bureau