Employment and Disability – How do we make it work?
30 Sep 2016
High employment is the very cornerstone of the Nordic welfare model and vital to the high standard of living in the Nordic region. Work is also important for the identity and development of the individual. Having a job to go to provides financial independence and social opportunities.
In May 2016, the Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues and the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers organised an expert seminar on the subject of disability and employment. Researchers and representatives of organisations and civil service departments from all the Nordic countries and self-governing territories participated in the seminar “Employment and Disability – How do we make it work?”.
The main purpose was to develop concrete recommendations to the Nordic Committee of Senior Officials for Labour (EK-A) about new Nordic collaborative projects that could provide a basis for getting more disabled persons into work.
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