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Persons with disabilities at work:
the invisible workers?
Wednesday 10 December 2014
European Parliament | Room ASP 1E1
12:00 - 14:00
Gender, age, disability type and degree are factors that affect the extent of inclusion of persons with disabilities in the labour market. Identifying these factors through data collection and providing a reasonable accommodation through different employment policy schemes are key conditions for overcoming a situation that has been aggravated by the economic crisis.
According to the latest EU data, there is still a 26% difference in rates of employment for persons with and without disabilities across the EU. This is 30 points lower than the Europe 2020 target of 75% employment for persons with disabilities. Despite the implementation of different national and regional policies aimed at increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in the labour market, overall the participation rate of persons with disabilities is significantly lower than for persons without disabilities, which reinforces social inequalities.
The European Disability Forum, within the framework of its involvement in the DISCIT project, organises a discussion with Eurostat and the main EU policy-makers to exchange information and data on this important topic and gather innovative ideas on the field. Please find enclosed the agenda of this seminar.
We kindly invite you to join this discussion by sending back the attached registration form to EDF event organiser, Ann Vervaecke (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 4 December.
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