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There were 4 speakers:
- Soufiane El Amrani
- Katarina Ivanković-Knežević
- Haydn Hammersley
- Milan Brglez
Soufiane El Amrani
Soufiane El Amrani is the Easy-to-read and
Advocacy Officer at Inclusion Europe.
Katarina Ivanković-Knežević presented positive outcomes
of the previous EU Disability Strategy:
- In 2018, 110 000 young people with disabilities were supported by the Youth Employment Initiative that help young people to have a job.
- In 2019, the European Commission published a guide presenting good practices of reasonable accommodations put in place by employers. Read the guide: link
Katarina Ivanković-Knežević said that a lot of work remains to be done
to make sure people with disabilities can have a job.
She presented some priorities about employment
for the 2020-2030 EU Disability Strategy:
Haydn Hammersley presented some ideas that EDF has about
employment for the 2020-2030 EU Disability Strategy.
- Making sure the workplaces can adapt to the needs of each person with a disability.
- Making sure no people with disability who has a job is paid less than the minimum wage of their country.
You can read other demands of the EDF here: link.
Milan Brglez explained that people with disabilities are at greater risk
of poverty and social exclusion.
For Milan Brglez, every law should consider the most vulnerable people of the society.
Milan Brglez explained that the COVID-19 crisis impacted employees with disabilities.
He said that the Member states of the EU must increase their commitment to deal with the discrimination in access to employment.
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