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PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN EMPLOYMENT

Inclusion through Jobs – Making It Real, 7- 8 May 2015 Višnjik sport center, Splitska 3, 23 000 Zadar, Croatia

DAY ONE - Thursday, 7 May 2015

08.30 – 09.00: Registrations

09.00 – 10.30: Setting the scene

Moderated by Mr Mladen Iličković, Editor-journalist HRT, Croatia
Languages: HR/EN/DE

    Welcome by:
  • Mr. Josip Držaić, President of OSVIT, Croatia
  • Mr. Franz Wolfmayr, President of EASPD, EU
  • Ms. Lidija Hrastić Novak, Director of Institute for Disability Certification, Professional Rehabilitation and Employment of Persons with Disability – IDCPREPD, Croatia
  • Mr. Božidar Kalmeta, Mayor of City of Zadar, Croatia
  • Dr. Mirando Mrsić, Minister of Labour and Pensions, Croatia
    Video message by:
  • Ms. Marianne Thyssen, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility

Theatre performance by Suisha Inclusive Arts:
‘If we cannot get past the first step, how do we make it real?’

10.30 – 11.00: EASPD Employment Award celebration

Mr. Franz Wolfmayr, President EASPD, Austria and Mr. Mirando Mrsić, Minister of Labour and Pensions, Croatia

11.00 – 11.30: REFRESHMENTS

11.30 – 13.00: People with disabilities and employment

Moderated by Mr. Mladen Iličković, Editor-journalist HRT, Croatia
Languages: HR/EN/DE

11.30 – 12.00: Panel debate

The EASPD Employment Declaration by Mr. James Crowe, Vice-President EASPD, UK

  • Mr. James Crowe – Chair of EASPD’s Standing Committee on Employment, UK
  • Ms. Senada Halilčević, Chair of the European Platform of Self-Advocates, Croatia

12.00 – 12.20: Spectrum of employment for disabled people and activation measures

Mr. Robert Anderson, Head of Unit. Living Conditions and Quality of Life, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Eurofound

12.20 – 13:00: Support methods:
  • Step by step towards employment in the open labour market
    Mr. Wolfgang Scheidl, Head of Department training and employment, Caritas Linz, Austria
  • Testimony from an employee, adapting to a new work situation: my experience in open employment
    Mr. Alfred Haindl, head of the unit integrative employment and sheltered workshops, Caritas Linz Austria
  • From the French Disability Employment Week (FDEW) to a European Disability Employment Week (EDEW)
    Ms. Cyrielle Claverie, Knowledge Manager, L’ADAPT, France
  • Short video : Overview of the 18th edition of the French Disability Employment Week
  • From Job dating to work, a testimony
    Mr. Stéphane Forgeron, Financial auditor, BNP Paribas, France

Information on the afternoon: Johannes Ungar, Vice-chair SC on Employment of EASPD

13.00 – 14.30: LUNCH

14.30 – 16.00:

  • Parallel workshops
    Workshops EASPD: Local/regional actions aiming towards inclusive employment
    Language: EN
  • Job training and qualification - Franchise
    Moderator: Mr. Wolfgang Scheidl – Caritas für Menschen mit Behinderungen
    Best practise: Mr. Roman Braun-Hüttner - Job training and qualification
  • Bridging the gap: Innovative ways to link employers and employees
    Moderator: Ms. Cyrielle Claverie/ Mr. Stéphane Forgeron – l’ADAPT
    Best practice: Ms. Siobhan Kearney, Stewart Care / Mr. Frédéric Karinthi – FEGAPEI
  • Employment in the Agricultural Sector
    Moderator: Mr. László Jakubinyi –Symbiosis Foundation
    Best practise: Ms. Monika Szakacs – Symbiosis Foundation
  • Quality, competitiveness and social inclusion of people with disabilities: creative solutions based on the product and quality as unique selling points
    Moderator: Mr. Cristian Rovira – GrupoSifu
    Best Practise: Mr. Albert Riera – La Fageda
  • Supported Employment and Skills Development: Person centred Approach
    Moderator: Mr. James Churchill – United Response
    Najbolje prakse: Christopher English i Andrea Wayman - ELITE
  • Employment in the Creative Industry
    Moderator: Mr. Frank Holt - Specialisterne
    Best practice: Dr. Fabrizio Fea – Associazione Scuola Viva onlus
  • Sheltered employment in an open society: A different perspective
    Moderator: Ms. Elena Kopcová Elena Kopcová – TENENET o.z.
    Best Practise: Ms. Nora Horváthová – WELLNEA s.r.o.
  • The ICT sector: PCT/AT and accessibility at work
    Moderator: Mr. Steve Barnard – Hft
    Best practice: Dr. Alireza Darvishy – Credit Suisse
  • Workshop OSVIT: New legislation – new challenges – new opportunities –SEPARATE WS FOR OSVIT MEMBERS (PART 1)
    Language: HR
    Moderated by Mr. Mladen Iličković, Editor-journalist HRT, Croatia
  • Central Disability Certification Institute
    Ms. Lidija Hrastić Novak, IDCVREPD, Croatia
  • Professional rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities – Activities of Croatian Employment Service
    Ms. Martina Sajko Olovec, CES, Croatia
  • Register for persons with disabilities
    Mr. Damir Salar, Croatian Pension Insurance Institute, Croatia
  • Standards of professional rehabilitation
    Ms. Jasenka Sučec, IDCVREPD, Croatia
  • Obuka za stručnjake u profesionalnoj rehabilitaciji – model BBRZ-a
    Mr. Anton Sabo, BBRZ, Austria
  • Training for experts in professional rehabilitation – Croatian practice
    Ms. Sanja Mršić Jurina, IDCVREPD, Croatia

16.00 – 16.30: REFRESHMENTS

16.30 - 17.15: EASPD active discussion forum: Feedback workshops, implementation of Art. 27 of the UNCRPD and the EASPD Employment Declaration

Languages: EN, HR, DE
Moderator 1: Mr. Johannes Ungar, Vice-chair Standing Committee on Employment
Moderator 2: Mr. James Crowe, Chair Standing Committee on Employment

Theatre performance by Suisha Inclusive Arts:‘Working it out - Am I entitled to work or not?’

16.00 - 17.15

  • Workshop OSVIT: New legislation – new challenges – new opportunities - SEPARATE WS FOR OSVIT MEMBERS (PART 2)
    Language: HR
    Moderated by Mr. Mladen Iličković, Journalist, Croatia
  • WS: How to successfully employ a person with disability – an example of good practice
    Moderator: Ms. Višnja Majsec Sobota
    Participants: Ms. Višnja Rakin, Ms. Sandra Tkalec, Ms. Ivana Matoš, Ms. Mija Glasnović, Ms. Ivana Bašić, Ms. Ana Barić, Ms. Mirna Brkić, Ms. Bojana Dražić

20:00 Evening dinner offered by EASPD & OSVIT in Hotel Club Funnimation (drinks not included)

 

 

DAY TWO - Friday, 8 May 2015

08.30 – 09.00: Registrations for Day 2

09.00 – 10.30:

  • Employers and the work place
    Moderated by Mr. Robert Elston, Vice-President European Union of Supported Employment
  • Impact of the crisis: new employment models and new trends in Europe
    Mr. Cristian Rovira, Secretary General of CONACEE, Spain
  • Dispel the myth: methodologies of success in the open labour market
    Mr. Frédéric Karinthi, FEGAPEI, France
  • Universal Design & ICT/PCT in the work place
    Mr. Steve Barnard, Strategic Director of Innovation Hft , UK
  • Business, Disability and Corporate Social Responsibility
    Mr. Rick Williams, Director Freeney Williams Ltd, UK; Trainer Business Disability Forum
  • Employment for Autistic People through Social Enterprise
    Mr. Frank Holt, Specialisterne, Ireland
  • Video testimony: “Stevens Story”, Ireland

10.30 – 11.00: REFRESHMENTS

11.00 – 12.30:

  • Leading by example
    Moderated by Mr. Fabrizio Fea, Director of the Rehabilitation Centre for Persons with Disabilities Scuola Viva onlus, Italy
  • Employment in the public sector
    Ms. Marinka Bakula Anđelić, City of Zagreb, Deputy Director in Sector for persons with disability,Croatia
    Mr. Branimir Šutalo, City of Zagreb, Advisor to the Mayor of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Employment in the social sector: client and colleague
    Ms. Senada Halilcevic, Chair of the European Platform of Self-Advocates, Croatia
  • Employment in the private sector: Self-employment vs. apathy
    Mr. Gordan Radić and Mr. Mario Barić, RELAX Cooperatives of Persons with Disabilities, Croatia
  • Effective Partnership to promote the employment of persons with disabilities
    Ms. Marjatta Varanka, VATES, Finland

12.30 – 14.00: LUNCH

14.00 – 16.00:

  • Conference active discussion forum
    Moderated by Mr Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General EASPD
  • Taking a closer look at the EASPD’s Employment Declaration
    Mr. Stef De Cock, Senior Advisor VLAB, Belgium
    Mr. Robert Elston, EUSE, UK
    Ms. Patricia Scherer, FEGAPEI, France
  • The way forward – reflections and conclusions
    Ms. Maria-Luisa Cabral, EC Head of Unit, DG Employment & Social Affairs
    Mr. Dimitrios Nikolsky, Chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of experts on the Rights of People with Disabilities
    Mr. James Crowe, Learning Disabilities Wales, Chair Standing Committee
    Mr. Franz Wolfmayr, ChanceB Austria, President EASPD
  • Tackling the barriers and analysis of the EASPD new employment declaration: conclusions from the audience

    Outcome: Recommendations aimed at authorities, business world & social sector

Theatre performance by Suisha Inclusive Arts:

Video & live presentation: ‘Bringing it all together’

16.00 – 18.00 GOODBYE COCKTAIL & NETWORKING

 

 

SINTEREST GROUP MEETINGS - Friday, 8 May 2015 at the Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana

Address Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana / Majstora Radovana 7, 23000 Zadar, Croatia

18.00 – 20.00: Interest Group Meetings

  • IG on Human Resources
  • IG on Arts
  • IG on Early Intervention

EASPD MEETINGS - Saturday, 9 May 2015 at the Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana

Address Falkensteiner Hotel Adriana / Majstora Radovana 7, 23000 Zadar, Croatia

09.00 – 11.00: EASPD Standing Committee Meetings

  • Standing Committee on Employment
  • Standing Committee on Enlargement & Interest Group on Independent living
  • Standing Committee on Education
  • Policy Impact Group

11.00 – 11.30: REFRESHMENTS

11.30 – 13.00: General Assembly

 
 
 

 

 

 
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