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Employment for All!

On 27th September EASPD and its partners, Dabei-Austria, the European Platform for Rehabilitation, the European Union for Supported Employment, Austrian Disability Council and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection  hosted the "Employment for All" conference in Vienna, Austria.
The event, who’s speakers included EASPD Secretary General Luk Zelderloo and Senior Policy Officer Timothy Ghilain, welcomed over 250 participants to explore:

  • International and European Disability Policy
  • The current state of national labour market development across Europe
  • The current challenges to the employment of all discus how these challenges can be overcome
  • The future steps we must take to ensure employment for all!

Together participants shared their knowledge and experience from across Europe on what can be done to enable people with disabilities to participate in the labour market.
The conference marked a first step towards the in the creation of the 'Vienna Declaration' on the right to work of people with disabilities. The Declaration will allow all European states to profit from the knowledge shared at the conference and will support the employment of people with disabilities in accordance with the UN CRPD. The 'Vienna Declaration' will be online available from December 2018 at

To find out more about the conference and its conclusions watch the event video below!

To change the language of the subtitles on YouTube click on settings> subtitles>auto-translate

Additional information

-"Employment for All": 'Viennese Declaration' rightly arises on the work of persons with disabilities
Dabei-Austria’s Press release (in German) (in English)