Joint D-WISE Network & EPR webinar
20 Oct 2021

Join our interactive webinar with EPR about the role and contribution of WISEs (Work Inclusion Social Enterprises) to the labour inclusion of persons with disabilities. 

Discover the findings of the D-WISE network research 'Towards inclusive employment of persons with disabilities', learn about inspiring case studies and follow a policy debate with representatives from the European Parliament, the European Disability Forum, and the European Commission. 

Programme: 

10:00 AM Welcome & introduction to the D-WISE network
Sabina Lobato, D-WISE network representative & Director of Training, Employment, Operations and Transformation, Fundación ONCE

10:05 AM Presentation of the main findings of the report “Towards inclusive employment of persons with disabilities: A comparative study of six social economy organisations and companies in Europe”
Nadège Riche, Disability rights and inclusion advisor to the D-WISE network

10:15 AM Case study 1) Gradually upskilling workers with disabilities to place them on the Swedish labour market: the Samhall method.
Albin Falkmer, Director of Communications, Samhall AB, Sweden

10:25 AM Case study 2) My work values: the first scientific tool to measure work values for persons with disabilities.
Stef De Cock, Senior Advisor, Groep Maatwerk, Belgium

10:35 AM Q&A
Moderated by Laura Jones, Secretary General, European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR)

10:45 AM Break

10:55 AM D-WISE network policy recommendations
Alvaro Couceiro, D-WISE network representative & International Strategic Planning Officer, ONCE General Council

11:05 AM Policy debate
With participation of:
• Estrella Durá, Member of the European Parliament (S&D, Spain)
• Haydn Hammersley, Social Policy Officer, European Disability Forum
• Susanne Kraatz, Policy Officer, Unit D3 - Disability and Inclusion, DG EMPL, European Commission
• Margit Perko, Policy Officer – Social Economy, Unit G3 – Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship, DG EMPL
• Pablo Sanchez, Board Member, EPR;
• Sabina Lobato, D-WISE network representative & Director of Training, Employment, Operations and Transformation, Fundacion ONCE;
Moderated by Laura Jones, Secretary General, EPR
11:45 AM Q&A
Moderated by Laura Jones, Secretary General, EPR
11:55 AM Wrap up
Laura Jones, Secretary General, EPR
12:00 PM End

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Joint Webinar D-WISE Network and EPR