Employment of persons with disabilities: how can we change society's view


09:00 - 09:30 | Registration and coffee

09:30 - 09:40 | Opening remarks

  • Marie Zvolská, Study Group on "Disability Rights", European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

09:40 - 12:30 | Employment of persons with disability: how can we change society's view?

Panellists will be asked to reply to the following questions:

  1. What can be done, to change the view of society on persons with disability in the field of employment?
  2. What are the key elements of success of your initiative/ programme?
  3. What could be changed in the existing framework to make it more effective?
  • Matthieu Chatelin, European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Javier Güemes, National Organization of the Blind (ONCE), Spain
  • Elisa Molino, Apple
  • Hana Velecká, Disability and Inclusion, European Commission
  • Andreea Calbeaza, Microsoft
  • Angelique Rubin Hardy, International Disability Development Consortium (IDDC)
  • Francois Carbonez, Light of the World
  • Gunta Anča, Sustento
  • Levko Butrij, Transfer Multisort Elektronik Sp. z o.o, Poland

Open floor discussion with participants
A coffee break will take place mid-morning

12:30 – 12:45 | Conclusions

  • Krzysztof Pater, Labour Market Observatory (LMO), European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)


Interpretation requested from French, English, Italian, Swedish, Czech, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish & Bulgarian into French, English, Italian, Czech and Polish

International sign language interpretation provided

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Twitter: @EESC_SOC


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