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What we offer

Workability Europe has members in 22 countries within the European Union and amongst its neighbouring countries. They are providers of vocational training, job coaching and paid employment for persons with disabilities and collaborate with mainstream employers to include people with disabilities in the open labour market.

Workability Europe offers a spectrum of services and opportunities to its members:

Business development

  • Promoting the profile of member organisations;
  • Facilitation of joint ventures between members;
  • Supporting main stream employers in their Corporate Social Responsibility

European Public Affairs

  • Policy monitoring and analysis, for example on Public Procurement, State Aid or the European Social Fund;
  • Advice on funding opportunities;
  • Lobbying the EU institutions on behalf of our members.

Networking

  • Hosting of Workability Europe events, such as trainings and seminars;
  • Facilitating contacts with international and European organisations;
  • Organisation of exchange visits;
  • Office and meeting facilities in Brussels.

Innovation

  • Identifying of best practices and benchmarking;
  • Staff and management training;
  • Access to expertise.

News and Events

Workability International and Workability Europe will meet in Madrid

This year will be very special for our European platform and our partner Workability International:

Both organizations will meet from 21 to 23 October in Madrid to hold their General Assemblies and share the Worldwide Annual Conference.

On the 21st of October Fundosa (Fundaci├│n ONCE holding) will host the Workability Europe General Assembly, where we will deal with essential issues for our future. Now more than ever we need to get together to decide how to approach the current situation in Europe and how we can best defend our interests, common and individual.

At the same time, Madrid will allow us to share knowledge and experiences with our colleagues from around the world through the presentations and workshops organized for the Annual Conference of Workability International, to be held on 22 and 23 October. In the next few days the registration form and further documents on program and activities will be available on the conference web site.

The Workability Europe Board encourages all its members to participate in both events, a coincidence that will not probably occur again in many years.

Please pay special attention to the deadline to submit abstracts to Workability International. The call, sent last month, is now extended till the 18th of July. It is an extraordinary opportunity for Europe to show its knowledge and expertise to our colleagues from around the world, learning from them at the same time.

On behalf of the Board of Workability Europe, 8th July 2014

 

Marjatta Varanka              Rafael Gonz├ílez Millan                                

President                          Vice President

Conference web page:

http://workability-international.com/2014/03/05/2014-conference-general-information/

Registration form

Practical info

Latest publications

Workability Europe Brochure

The brochure about Workability Europe, published in September 2012, gives a brief overview of the organisation and its activities. It summarises who we are and what we do, and also describes our portfolio of services to members. 

Download accessible PDF of Workability Europe Brochure

Annual Reviews

Annual Review 2010-2011

After a year of global economic turmoil, which saw a general reduction in government spending on social affairs throughout Europe, Workability Europe managed to increase its operations.

Campaign: EY 2014 Reconciling Work and Family Life

Banner EY 2014

Family comes first, for anybody you may ask in the street. However, due to work commitments and constraints of working hours, it is not always easy to take time off work to take a disabled child to a medical appointment, to visit ageing relatives in care homes during the day, or to puck up your children from school.

Workability Europe, as part of the European Year 2014 Alliance, is trying to highlight these exact issues at European level and bring attention to the fact that creating and promoting policies that enable reconciliation of work and family life would be a win-win situation - both for individual EU citizens, as well as for the European Union as a whole. Investing in measures that enable better work-life balance has a direct positive impact on job creation, well-being, prevention of poverty and social exclusion.

Marian Harkin MEP initiated a Written Declaration asking for the designation of 2014 as the European Year for Reconciling Work and Family Life with the support of the European Year 2014 Alliance. Read more about the campaign and lobby your national MEP to sign the Written Declaration!