Call: good practices on employment for young persons with disabilities

7 January 2019

Are you an employer offering inclusive employment for young persons with disabilities finding their way in the world of work?

Or are you maybe involved in an initiative assisting young persons with disabilities in finding employment that matches their talents?

Then we would like to hear from you! You might be named EDF’s Youth Employer of 2019!!!

To apply, please fill the appplication form with information on the practice that you would like to present to haydn.hammersley@edf-feph.org by the 31st of January with the header ‘Good practices in employment for young persons with disabilities’.
 
Applications will be shortlisted by EDF’s Youth Committee, who will then work alongside EDF’s Executive Committee in selecting the final participants. The following criteria will form the basis of the selection process:
 

The practice must refer to employment in the open labour market.

The practice should mainly benefit young people (up to 35 years old), although it can of course extend to people for all ages.

The chosen candidates will be invited to join us in Bucharest for our conference on employment that takes place on the 23rd March, with travel and one night’s accommodation included.
 
 

Context 

On the 23rd of March 2019, the European Disability Forum’s (EDF) Youth Committee is organising a conference on the employment of young persons with disabilities (physical, sensory, intellectual, psychosocial, etc.). The event will take place in the framework of EDF’s Board Meeting in Bucharest, Romania.

The conference will be an opportunity to explore the barriers faced by young persons with disabilities when trying to enter the open labour market, in the presence of representatives from national disability councils and DPOs from across Europe, as well as policy makers and employers.

We are also aiming to showcase best examples of employers and initiatives that break down barriers to employment for young persons with disabilities. We would like those who believe in their models of inclusive employment and recruitment assistance to join us in Bucharest to present their case.

The aim? Participants from across Europe will get to learn more about how to foster truly inclusive and disability-friendly employment for young people.

After a vote by participants, one of the companies/enterprises/services that presented examples will be named EDF’s Youth Employer of 2019.
 
We look forward to reading your entries and wish you the best of luck!

 

Donwload the application form here. 
 

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