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EPR and EASPD co-host event about the employment models within the social economy

On the 6th of December, the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) and the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD) co-organised an event about the employment models within the social economy, focusing on the employment of people with disabilities.

The event took place in Brussels and counted with a variety of keynote speakers, ranging from researchers to European organisations, service providers, and the European Commission.

A report on employment models within the social economy, with Germany, Lithuania, Norway, and Spain as the target countries was presented, followed by the experiences from the ground on these countries.

This event counted with the presence of the European Commission’s Head of Unit of Disability and Inclusion, who briefly explained the perspective of the European Commission regarding employment and people with disabilities.

In the end, Laura Jones, EPR Secretary-General, confirmed the importance of social enterprises to be profitable and Sabrina Ferraina, Policy Manager at EASPD, held that social economy is a tool to both improve and guarantee employment for people with disabilities.