Conference: Availability of the Labour Market for People with Disabilities

On 29 November 2017, the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia held a conference in cooperation with the National Library of Latvia and Association of People with Disabilities and Their Friends “Apeirons”, titled “Availability of the Labour Market for People with Disabilities”.
 
During the conference, people with disabilities shared their stories about employment alongside people involved in politics, who informed about the previous and future government policy and plans for this sector. Guidelines for employers regarding adapting work environment for people with disabilities were presented as well.
 
Irina Kostina, Senior Associate and Head of the Employment Practice at Ellex Klavins, represented FICIL at the conference, and took part by presenting the position of FICIL on this matter at the panel discussions.
 
The conference was hosted by the Conference Centre of the National Library of Latvia where the premises offer an accessible environment. Interpreting into sign language and online livestream was available at the conference.
 
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Photo courtesy: FICIL Latvia