The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is supporting the Zero Project in collecting good policy and practice examples for next year's international conference and report. The focus is on the right of persons with disabilities to work and the deadline to submit nominations is 30th April 2012.
As explained by the Zero Project, good policy and practice examples can come from various areas, including recruitment, access to vocational training, supported employment, promotion of self-employment, equality law, early return to work, direct cash benefits, etc. Nominated practices and, in particular, laws or policies, should be either of a regional or national nature. They should have been in existence long enough to prove their effective implementation and, most importantly, deliver identifiable improvements.
The selected examples will be presented at the Zero Project Conference "The Right to Work: Good Policies and Practices for Persons with Disabilities" (to be held in early 2013 inVienna) and included in the Zero Project Report 2013. The conference is aimed at decision makers and Parliamentarians, and seeks to promote social innovation and development.
The Zero Project is a partnership between the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council, in order to promote the rights of persons with disabilities. ENIL would like to contribute to this initiative by spreading good Independent Living Initiatives. Forms for submitting good policy and practice are available from the Zero Project website at www.zeroproject.org
Thank you for your cooperation!
Jamie Bolling - Executive Director of ENIL.