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Persons with disabilities as a human capital: their contribution to the economy and society

20 June 2018, 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Room VMA 3, EESC building, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels

Agenda

09.00 a.m.   Registration and coffee

09.30 a.m.   Opening remarks

  • Marie Zvolská, Study Group on Disability Rights, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Krzysztof Pater, Labour Market Observatory (LMO)

09.40 a.m. Panel 1: What policy changes are needed to allow persons' with disabilities to maximize their contribution to economy and society?

Moderator: Christophe Lefevre, Study Group on Disability Rights (EESC)

  • Emmanuelle Grange, DG EMPL C3, Disability and Inclusion (to be confirmed)
  • Catherine Naughton, European Disability Forum
  • Representative, International Labour Organisation (ILO) (to be confirmed)

Open floor discussion

11.00 a.m. Panel 2: What can civil society do to facilitate this process?

Moderator: Gunta Anca, Study Group on Disability Rights (EESC)

  • Ignacio Velo, Ilunion, Spain (to be confirmed)
  • Kate Nash, Purple Space Network (to be confirmed)
  • Marian Monaco, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Dirk Rombaut, Passwerk

Open floor discussion

12.30 p.m. Conclusion

 

  • Marie Zvolská, Permanent Study Group on Disability Rights, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Krzysztof Pater, Labour Market Observatory (LMO)

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Participants can speak in Bulgarian, Czech, English, French, Italian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish and
listen to English, French, Czech, Lithuanian, Polish

International sign language interpretation provided