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Designing effective policies to support the labour market (re)integration of inactive people with disabilities

What are the factors that affect the willingness and opportunities of inactive people with disabilities to work? How can current policies to promote their (re)integration into the labour market be made more effective in Europe? 

In the project we review the existing literature, provide a secondary analysis of individual level survey data (mainly EU-SILC) and conduct interviews with experts and stakeholders to identify the main barriers to labour market integration of people with disabilities. The analysis is complemented by detailed case studies for six countries (Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the UK). 

In addition to the statistical analysis, a policy analysis will also be carried out, which will, among other issues, compare the needs of inactive persons with disabilities with the availability and accessibility of services. We will also look into the possible forms of cooperation between public social service providers and NGOs.

As part of the project, we will also formulate policy recommendations to better implement the new European Disability Strategy.

Project details

BI was awarded the contract following a call for tender by the European Association of Service Providers for People with Disabilities (EASPD).

ClientEuropean Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities
Project leader Ágota Scharle
Duration01/08/2021 - 28/02/2022
summary Supporting economically inactive persons with disabilities on to the labour market (in Hungarian)