EASPD and EUSE are proud to announce that the nominees for the Employment for All awards have been chosen. The Employment for All Award is given to Social Services/ Support Providers and Businesses or Employers who have designed and implemented effective systems for employment of people with disabilities.
6 nominees were selected: 3 Social Service Providers and 3 Businesses. The winners will be announced in the "Employment for All" Conference in Belfast, 14-16 June.
And the nominees are:
Carrefour Spain - All Labor Integration- Equal opportunities for all
All Labour Integration was developed as a way to support inclusion of both persons with disabilities and people at risk of social exclusion. ALI seeks to create a work environment which better represents both the make-up of society and the needs of their clients. For this reason, the recruitment process does not make a differentiation between persons with or without disabilities, rather looks at the most suitable position within the firm for every individual.
City of Oslo - Trainee Programme for Persons with Disabilities
The Trainee Programme for Persons with Disabilities is an integral part of the Action Plan for Persons with Disabilities. The main objective of the programme is to increase the proportion of people with long-term disabilities of a physical or mental nature to meet the Oslo Municipality’s need for skilled personnel and be employed by the Municipality.
Discovering Hands - Enhancing early breast cancer detection through the tactile capabilities of blind and visually impaired women
The discovering hands® model offers a powerful and outstandingly innovative employment and empowerment concept, applying the extraordinary tactile capabilities of blind and visually impaired people in the enhancement of early breast cancer detection, while fostering positive mindset change.
Social Service Providers/Support Providers
ACCESS Integrationsbegleitung - Supported employment and career management
The non-profit ACCESS GmbH is a specialised service aiming at greater inclusion of persons with disabilities into the open labour market. The entity has been operational since 1998 and services persons with all sorts of disabilities. The entity approached inclusion of the target group into the labour market in 3 different ways- by developing labour market-related services, supporting people in integration into enterprises and supporting people in transitioning from school to work.
Activa Foundation- Job in Sight
The project aims at creating a tailor-made programme for pupils with intellectual disabilities in their transition from school to the free labour market. The project is carried out in cooperation with the National Employment Service, National Social Insurance Agency and the Orebro Municipality. The programme is based on supported employment and encompasses mapping the pupils’ individual job talents, career wishes, etc. in combination with lessons about how to manage themselves in the workplace and the labour market
Organización Nacional de Ciegos Españoles (ONCE) - ONCE Employment Programme
ONCE has as one of its fundamental objectives, the aim of inclusion of people with blindness or visual impairment in the ordinary market, as a way to complete their full social inclusion. Within the program of guidance and job inclusion ONCE makes an analysis of the real possibilities of employability of each person according to their qualification, experience and expectations, in order to be able to define jointly their project of labour insertion and to elaborate an itinerary with the different programs to be developed, where the objectives, deadlines and a methodology of action is set. It also offers advice and support to those who are interested in official oppositions