Members and partners awarded for their innovative Policies on Inclusive Employment

Inclusion International members and partners were celebrated last week at the Zero Project’s conference in Vienna, Austria.

The mission of the Zero Project is a world with zero barriers. Each year, the project identifies policies and programmes that advance inclusion for persons with disabilities. The 2017 theme is Employment and Vocational Education and Training. 56 practices and 11 policies were selected for innovation in the field. These include:

Pentru Voi Romania: Offering the services of well-trained persons with intellectual disabilities to private-sector companies

Egypt – SETI Centre Caritas: Focusing on employer needs and creating jobs for people with disabilities

Canadian Association for Community Living’s employment model

Ready, Willing and Able

Paraguay Fundacion Saraki

How to successfully apply for jobs in the public and private sector

Austria Lebenshilfe Salzburg GmbH

Sheltered workshops piloting cooperations and the transition to the open labour market

Armenia Bridge of Hope

Large-scale all-encompassing training and transition programme

Russia Perspektiva

Building bridges to multinationals and Russian companies 

Community Living Sarnia-Lambton Canada

Providing summer internships for young people with disabilities