My Talents. For Diversity

People with intellectual disabilities everywhere often find it very hard to find a job. Most of them do not work, and those who do often do not get a fair salary.

Supporting the employment of people with intellectual disabilities

People with intellectual disabilities everywhere often find it very hard to find a job. Most of them do not work, and those who do often do not get a fair salary.

The “My Talents for Diversity“ project tackles this issue by promoting diversity management amongst private and public employers.

The focus of this project is the employment of people with intellectual disability in the primary job market.

The project will:

  • map good practices in terms of inclusiveness around Europe
  • based on the result, write a policy briefing with proposals on how to improve anti-discrimination laws
  • offer capacity building and trainings to future employers, colleagues and employees with intellectual disabilities. The trainings aim to facilitate the process of employing people with intellectual disabilities, but also to raise awareness amongst employers on the possibility of hiring them.

 

 

Implementation period: 2019-2021

Financed by: European Commission – Horizon 2020 – Research and Innovation Framework Programme

Project Coordinator: Inclusion Europe

Project Partners:

Plena Inclusión

EVPIT

Antwerp Management School

Read more about the outcomes during the course of the project.

Finding a job is often difficult
for people with intellectual disabilities.

The “My Talents. For Diversity” project
supports people with intellectual disabilities
in finding a job.

The project connects people with intellectual disabilities
with employers.

This project will do many things:

  • find companies in Europe that are already inclusive;
  • write documents for politicians,
    so that they can make
    better anti-discrimination laws;
  • train people with disabilities and employers
    on how to work together.

With this trainings, it will be easier
to employ people with intellectual disabilities.

These trainings will also show to everyone
that employing people with intellectual disabilities
is not as difficult as many people think.

Inclusion Europe is doing this project
with other organisations:

  • Plena Inclusión from Spain
  • EVPIT from Estonia
  • Antwerp Management School from Belgium.

This project has just started
and will continue until 2021.

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