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

Knowledge transfer and capacity building training on diversity management and non-discrimination

The events starting from 8th of September will serve as a platform to exchange knowledge and share good practices to support the employment of people with intellectual disabilities. The objective is to explore what are the instruments in place that can be used to promote employment of people with intellectual disabilities and identify the barriers.

 

22 September, 14h.00-16.00 CEST 

Rytmussupporting employment and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the labour market in Czechia

The event aims to shed light on inclusive employment and share what disability organisations are doing at the national level to promote the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.  

As Rytmus has many years of experience working on supported employment for people with intellectual disabilities in Czechia, they will talk about their work, as well as share examples of inclusive employment.  

Speakers: Veronika Heribanová – job consultant at Rytmus and Martin Lubojacký – job consultant at Rytmus and Ivo Jindrák – Self-advocate 

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9 October, 14h.00-16.00 CEST 

Employment in the next Disability Strategy

As the European Commission is currently drafting the next Disability Strategy, the aim of the event is to shed light on the right to employment. In this event, we want to talk about how should employment be tackled in the 2020-2030 Disability Strategy?

Speakers: Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Director for Social Affairs and Inclusion in the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the EU Commission

Milan Brglez – Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Disability Intergroup of the European Parliament and member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament

Haydn Hammersley – Social Policy Officer at the European Disability Forum (EDF)

Soufiane El Amrani – Self-Advocacy and easy-to-read Officer at Inclusion Europe

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14 October, 14h.00-16.00 CEST 

How can EU institutions employ more people with intellectual disabilities?

The aim is to raise the debate about how EU institutions could make sure they are also fostering the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

Speakers: Stefan Trömel – Senior Disability Specialist at the International Labour Organization (ILO), Rebekka Weimann – Equal Opportunities Officer at the Council of the European Union, and Silvia Muñoz – Project Manager at Plena inclusión

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Past events

8th of September, 14h.00-16.00 CEST

KLAPjob: supporting employment and inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market

KlapJob, an initiative under Lev, which is also a member of Inclusion Europe, has years of experience working with supported employment to promote inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market, they will talk about their work and will share some examples of inclusive employment.

Speakers: Claus Bergman Hansen (Head of KLAPjob), Tine Stampe (Strategic leader of KLAPjob) and Bjørn Burkal (KLAPjob ambassador).

 

15 September, 14h.00-16.00 CEST

EU instruments to foster the employment of people with intellectual disabilities

The aim of the event is to give an overall view of what are the laws and policies at the EU level that can be used to foster the employment of people with intellectual disabilities.  

Speakers: Timothy Ghilain – European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) Senior Policy Officer, Professor Mark Bell – Head of the School of Law of Trinity College Dublin, and Anouk Van Hoofstadt – Senior Researcher at Antwerp Management School

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

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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.

 

 

Documents about employment

Research about inclusive employment of people with intellectual disabilities:

Training material about employment of people with intellectual disabilities:

Articles about the project.

Videos about employment of people with intellectual disabilities

You can select subtitles for each video in Dutch, English, French, Spanish and Estonian by clicking on the “settings” sign.

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Implementation Period 2019-2021
Financed by European Commission – under the “Rights, Equality and Citizenship” programme
Project Coordinator Inclusion Europe
Project Partners Plena Inclusión

EVPIT

Antwerp Management School

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 these 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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