EMPLOYMENT AND EDUCATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES – COST OR CIVILIZATION NORM?

On Thursday, 23 September 2021, the 5th expert conference for employers took place in the Slovenj Gradec Cultural Center.

The event took place as part of the “Days of Counseling for Knowledge” and the “Day for Knowledge” and was organized by MOCIS, together with the Council for the Disabled at the Municipality of Slovenj Gradec. Participating organisation were also: the Employment Service of Slovenia, Ozara Service and Disability Company d. o. o., Altra Prevalje Association, Slokva, Institute for the Development of Untapped Potentials, so. p., Association of Free Trade Unions of Slovenia (OO ZSSS Podravje and Koroška – within the project “For strengthening social dialogue”), Risa Institute, CUDV Črna, Spotur Public Institution, Association of Paraplegics of Carinthia and others.

The common thread was the employment of people with disabilities, counselling in the education of adults with disabilities and the inclusion of more vulnerable employees in additional education. MOCIS presented ongoing projects in this area and the international project EU RUDISNET, which establishes a network of organizations to support people with disabilities through additional education programs, accessibility action plan in the Municipality of Slovenj Gradec, the situation in the field of employment and vocational rehabilitation in the Carinthia region and touched on general social stigma of disabled people in Slovenian society.

It was a great experience, meeting regional support organisations in this special event and to discuss current situation of inclusion and employment in general.

More information about event can be found here:  https://mocisdev.splet.arnes.si/v-strokovni-posvet-za-delodajalce/