ON SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT FOR ALL - A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
14TH - 16TH JUNE 2017
CALL FOR PAPERS NOW OPEN
CLOSING DATE 15TH DECEMBER 2016 AT 16.00 HRS GMT
European Union of Supported Employment European Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities
In Partnership with:
World Association of Supported Employment Canadian Association for Supported Employment Disability Employment Australia Association of People Supporting Employment First (APSE)
Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment
Employment for All – A Global Perspective Conference
Call for Papers is now open!
EUSE and EASPD would like to invite you to submit a Call for Paper to presented at the Employment for All – A Global Perspective Conference which will be held in the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Belfast Northern Ireland from 14th – 16th June 2017.
Papers can be submitted under a range of formats (i.e. presentations, workshops, debates/discussion groups and data collection/research) and themes (Right to Work, The Economy and Employers, Tools and Methodologies and Legal Framework and Policy) which will appeal to and challenge a range of audiences from professionals working in employment initiatives and services and representatives of disabled persons organisations.
This is an opportunity for organisations and individuals working in the employment arena from NGOs, policy makers, government agencies, recipients of employment services, academics and researchers to share their knowledge, skills, innovation and expertise on a range of themes.
Call for papers are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged situations.
Call for paper can be made on line by going to the conference website www.employmentforall2017.com.
Closing date for submission is Thursday 15 December 2016.
The 1st World Conference on Supported Employment will take place from the 14th to 16th June 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It is co-hosted by EUSE (European Union of Supported Employment) and EASPD (European Association of Service providers to person with disabilities) and organised by NIUSE – the Northern Ireland Union on Supported Employment.
The conference is organised in partnership with the World Association of Supported Employment, Canadian Association for Supported Employment, Disability Employment Australia and Association of People Supported Employment First (APSE).
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More information, website and call for papers to follow in the coming weeks.
Supported Employment – Entrepreneurship and Disability (SEEDS) Project is a European partnership of five organisations - Fundacion Emplea (Spain) Lead Partner, European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE), Associacao Portuguesa de Emprego Apoiado (Portugal), Univerzitetni Rehabilitacijski Institut Republike Slovenija - Soca (Slovenia) and SUEM.BE (Belgium). SEEDS is co-funded by Eramus+ Programme of the European Union.
SEEDS project aims to transfer the model of Supported Employment to assist people with disabilities or people from disadvantaged situations to explore entrepreneurship and self-employment. The rationale of the project is that the model of Supported Employment is well established and successful in assisting people with disabilities and people from other disadvantaged situation to access and stay in employment. Due to the economic downturn people with disabilities and from disadvantaged situation have to explore other opportunities to create employment – self-employment. The lack of understanding about supporting potential entrepreneurs is a reality across Europe. The SEEDS project will address this gap through the training for professionals in adapting current practice and create consistency of approach in Self Employment Support.
The objectives of the project are to-
- Understand the difference in the knowledge, experience, capacities and skills in relation to supporting people seeking self-employment.
- Upskill and building capacity of professionals who provide support services to entrepreneurs with disabilities.
- Develop a common framework, allowing better exchange among professionals.
- Increase the number and quality of support services provided to potential entrepreneurs with disabilities throughout Europe.
This will be achieved by:-
- Producing current situation in relation to self-employment across partners.
- Adaptation of the Supported Employment methodology to support entrepreneurship.
- Design of a professional profile of the Supported Self-Employment Advisor.
- Design a European Course for Supported SelfEmployment Advisors.
- Test the training courses on 40 professionals across Europe.
- A final European Seminar to disseminate results.
Co-funded by Eramus+ Programme of the European Union
Agreement Number – 2015-1-ES01-KA202-015690