👉In the EU, 50.6 % of people with disabilities are employed, compared to 74.8 % of people without disabilities. Notwithstanding, women with disabilities, young disabled people, and people with high support needs are more likely to be excluded from the labour market. People with disabilities encounter many working restrictions, which burdens their successful participation in the labour market.
💪This is why the JOBS4ALL project aims to improve the skills and competences of youth workers (YW), trainers and educators that are working with young people with disabilities (YPwDs), and offer them adequate methodologies that will improve the current training programmes that are available to this vulnerable group. Hence, the JOBS4ALL project results, will improve the existing methodologies whilst simultaneously establishing a broader community that will offer these opportunities in the labour market, in order to enhance equal access and participation, which will reflect the rise of personal growth confidence.
💻 The Kick-off Meeting of this project was completed on the 10th and 11th of October 2022, through an online meeting, in which all the partner organizations took part!
👏 A big thank you to the coordinator of the project NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH “DEMOKRITOS” (Greece) and to the other organizations Associação Portuguesa para as Perturbações do Desenvolvimento e Autismo de Coimbra (APPDA) (Portugal), LEARNING CENTER FOR YOUTH (Cyprus), METROPOLIS NET-EUROPEAN METROPOLIS EMPLOYMENT NETWORK EWIV (Germany), EPAL AGIAS PARASKEVIS (Greece) and Zespol Szkol Specjalnych im. Janiny Porazinskiej w Ignacowie (Special School Complex) (Poland) for this fruitful meeting, and we hope to many more to come!
👉 Stay tuned for more information about the JOBS4ALL project!