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The right to work is a fundamental right, recognised in several international legal instruments including the UN CRPD. Employment is essential for achieving other human rights and is an inseparable and inherent part of the human dignity. At the same time it also allows the individual and his/her family to earn a living. Insofar as work is freely chosen or accepted, it fosters personal development and recognition within the community.
Service providers to persons with disabilities are facing the challenges of ensuring the adequate support to their service users, so the can participate in the to the open labour market and enjoy their labour rights as everyone.
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Project PESSIS 3 “Promoting Employers’ Social Services Organisations in Social Dialogue
This is a case-study on Slovakia: its social service sector, collective agreements, social dialogue, perspectives and possibilities.
Readiness of Children and Young people with Special Needs for the Labour Market
This report is a description of a project which prepares the transition from school to labour market for persons with special needs in Slovakia.
Service Provision to Tackle Long-term Unemployment
Long-term unemployment is a long-term problem and has only been aggravated by the crisis, especially for disadvantaged groups. This position paper presents the service provision for unemployed people with disabilities, and offers an analysis of the European Commission's perspective, as well as recommendations.
The Economic Impact of Inclusion in the Open Labour Market for Persons with Disabilities
The EASPD study, entitled “The economic impact of inclusion in the open labour market for persons with disabilities”, by Dr. Stephen Beyer and Annie Beyer demonstrates that “disabled people; government and taxpayers are likely to benefit financially in the long-term from greater investment in employment in the open labour market of persons with disabilities”.
Thematic Study on the Work and Employment of Persons with Disabilities
The present study focuses on the work and employment of persons with disabilities. It analyses relevant provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, highlights good practices in promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and identifies the main challenges that States parties encounter in ensuring that persons with disabilities enjoy access to, retention of and advancement in employment on an equal basis with others.
Working out MS in the Workplace: A Practical Toolkit for Employers
This toolkit is part of the European Employment Pact, a pledge to support people with multiple sclerosis in the workplace. It is an active effort to build flexibility into businesses and provides practical information for employers. According to a report from The Work Foundation on the career aspirations of people with MS 75% of people with MS declared that the condition had impacted their employment and career opportunities. Moreover, the same study showed how people with MS lose an average of 18 working years due to their condition.