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Save the Date: Disability and Europe’s Labour Market – Conference of European Ombudspersons

January 19th 2018

15th & 16th November 2018, Vienna, Austria

The Austrian Disabiliity Ombudsman (Equinet member) is organising a conference for national equality bodies and ombudsperson offices on disability and the labour market in Europe. This will take place on 15-16 November 2018, in Vienna.

What is needed to support – and improve – disabled persons’ chances for participation in the labour market across Europe?

With high rates of unemployment especially among the young workforce, persons with disabilities face a multitude of barriers on the labour market. This creates an urgent situation concerning the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in particular and disabled persons’ participation in society in general.

The Austrian Disability Ombudsman invites European Equality Bodies with a mandate on disability-based discrimination to discuss questions and formulate strategies around labour market inclusion for persons with disabilities across Europe.

Interested parties are invited to express their interest in participation and are encouraged to share this invitation with other institutions that might suit the conference focus.

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The conference venue as well as the conference itself will be made as accessible as possible. Participating representatives are kindly asked to inform us of any additional provisions that could be made as soon as possible.