Making Inclusive Employment a Reality

Inclusion International members and partners are being celebrated this 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 the Canadian Association for Community Living’s employment model, Ready, Willing and Able; Perspektiva’s efforts to build bridges to multinationals and Russian companies; and, Community Living Sarnia-Lambton’s summer internship programme (Canada). All three groups will take part in the conference on 22 – 24 February.

Additionally, on 24 February, Klaus Lachwitz, II President will chair an important conference session: Crafting successfully transitions from sheltered employment setting into the open labour market.

The conference is an opportunity to profile the perspective and expertise of people with intellectual disabilities and their families, generate awareness and support for inclusive labour market practices and learn from others about their efforts.

You can join the Conference using the Live-Webstream which covers the Plenary room on all three Conference days.

Find the complete agenda here: