Public hearing on the “Employment of young people with disability”

Remote event via Interactio, online platform - Friday, 8 April 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


09.30 a.m. - 10.00 a.m. | Testing connections

10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m. | Welcome and introduction

  • Pietro Barbieri, President of the EESC Thematic Study Group on Disability rights (TSG DIS)

10.30 a.m. - 11.20 a.m. | Panel I – The view of EU and international organisations

Moderator: Hana Popelková, TSG DIS Member

  • Susanne Kraatz, Unit for Disability and Inclusion, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Massimiliano Mascherini, Head of Unit of Social Policies, EUROFOUND
  • Stefan Tromel, International Labour Organisation


11.20 a.m. - 11.30 a.m. | Break

11.30 a.m. - 12.55 p.m. | Panel II - The views of EU Social Partners and the civil society organisations

Moderator:Marie Zvolská, TSG DIS Member

  • Diego Dutto, EESC member, Legacoop
  • Giuseppe Guerini, EESC member, Confcooperative
  • Anca Davis, Views International
  • Francesca Sbianchi, European Disability Forum's Youth Committee
  • Christian Takow, Autism Europe

Interventions by EU Social Partners:

  • Ignacio Doreste, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
  • Anna Kwiatkiewicz-Mory, Senior Adviser, Social Affairs Department, Business Europe


12.55 p.m. - 01.00 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Pietro Barbieri, President of the Thematic Study Group on Disability rights

Intepretation requested from French, English, Italian, Danish, Portuguese, Czech, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Romanian into French, English, Italian

Sign language (tbc)


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