Hybrid Public hearing on "Skills for employment for persons with disabilities in the context of the green and digital transition"

Via Interactio, online platform, EESC, JDE70 – Monday, 10 July 2023 from 09:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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

09.30 a.m. - 09.40 a.m. | Welcome & Introduction

  • Christophe Lefèvre, President of the EESC Permanent Group on Disability rights (PG DIS)

09.40 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. | Panel I - View from the EU and International Organisations

This first panel will present the current framework and analyse the challenges faced by PWD in accessing the open labour market

Moderator: Marie Zvolská, EESC PG DIS Member

  • Cinzia del Rio, President of the Section for Social Affairs, Employment and citizenship, EESC: presentation of the EESC opinion on the European Year of Skills
  • Alison Crabb, Head of Unit Disability and Inclusion, DG EMPL, European Commission : what the Commission has done so far and what is planned for the future
  • Cynthia Harrison Villalba, CEDEFOP: Building better policies on career guidance and support for persons with disabilities
  • Carla Bonino, ILO: presentation of the report "Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities"

Questions & answers

11.00 a.m. - 11.15 a.m. | Break

11.15 a.m. - 12.25 p.m. | Panel II - View from Social partners and Civil Society Organisations

The second panel will look at the recommendations of social partners and civil society organisations to improve the skills of PWD and ensure access to quality jobs.

Moderator: Dovilė Juodkaitė, EESC PG DIS Member

  • Haydn Hammersley, Social Policy Coordinator, European Disability Forum (EDF)
  • Neil Milliken, Vice President - Global Head of Accessibility & Digital Inclusion, ATOS
  • Tea Jarc, Confederal Secretary European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) (Video message)
  • Olivia Trager, Senior Adviser, BDA Arbeitgäber for BusinessEurope

Questions & answers

12.25 p.m. - 12.30 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Christophe Lefèvre, President of the EESC Permanent Group on Disability rights (PG DIS)

 

Interpretation requested from French, English, Italian, Danish, Czech, Lithuanian, Polish and Slovak into French, English, Italian and Polish

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