International workshop on the topic of Employment Barriers and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
The Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Center (NCMU) will held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 3 p.m. the international workshop on the topic of Employment Barriers and Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities. The event is organized on the online platform Zoom by the NCMU Center, the World Bank, and the HSE International Laboratory for Social Integration Research, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation, the Russian National Society of People with Disabilities and NGO Perspektiva, and in the framework of a research grant funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (grant ID: 075-15-2020-928).
In 2022, it will be 10 years since the Russian Federation ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Russian Federation. The purpose of the Convention is to promote full participation of persons with disabilities in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural spheres, eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability, protect persons with disabilities and enable them to exercise and enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms, as well as to establish legal safeguards of these rights. During the elapsed decade, the Russian Federation adopted laws and developed programs designated to ensure social protection of people with disabilities and improve their access to education. Moreover, the Russian legislation provides employment guarantees to people with disabilities. However, the issue of employment, career guidance and entry to the labor market for persons with disabilities remains highly relevant. The workshop will be held to present results of studies conducted by the World Bank and the Higher School of Economics (HSE) which focus on the employment of people with disabilities and could underlie the development of government support programs for persons with disabilities. The event is timed to coincide with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Venue: ZOOM platform
Date and time: December 2, 2021 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Working languages: Russian, English
The ZOOM link will be shared with registered participants on December 2.
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