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1 Building Bridges - between Yesterday &Tomorrow May 13th to 15th 2014 Stockholm From education to work - disability policy and practical good examples from the Nordic countries Maarit Aalto Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues- NVC

2 Nordic Council of Ministers Nordic Council of Ministers is the Nordic governments’ official co-operation forum. The Ministers for Co-operation and selected parliamentarians lead Nordic co- operation. Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues (NVC) is one of the Institutes under Nordic Council of Ministers and work in the field of Social and Welfare issues. How we work Knowledge: We gather and compare experiences from the Nordic countries within the area of welfare policy. Development: We spread experience and best practice through our activities and networks. Dialogue: We create dialogue between politicians, researchers, professionals and practitioners.

3 My presentation Disability policy in the Nordic countries Good examples in the Universities Nordic Recommendations Interviews with employers

4 Strategies of disability policies in the NVC-project A strategy for Implementation of Disability Policy, (Sweden) Job Strategy for Persons with Disabilities (Norway have chosen to include the policy to different sectors. The Job Strategy is one example) A strong basis for Inclusion and Equality (Finland) Plan of Action of Disability Persons Affairs (Iceland) The Disability political Action plan A Society for all (Denmark)

5 Disability Policy in the Nordic Countries Three basis for Disability Policy The Nordic Welfare Model The Principle of Sector Responsibility UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disability

6 Disability Policy in the Nordic Countries Contents a)Aims and starting points b) Structure - Policy fields and goals Implementation - The importance of Research - Cooperation between actors - Collect and distributions of knowledge and information - Support efforts Evaluation - Continuity in the evaluation - Intern and extern evaluation - Theme-evaluation

7 The figure shows that the part of persons with adaptation needs workopportunities increase with higher education (NTNU, 2008, Norway) Green= allUniversity and High schools at the right hand side Yellow= Persons with disability

8 From the year 1995 to 2013 the total number of students at the University of Iceland has increased from 5692 to students but during the same period the number of students with disabilities has increased considerably more (Figure Maria Dóra Björnsdóttir director of Student Counselling and Career Centre at University of Iceland)

9 UA-project (Education and Work) -some good examples Norway: Studies with support (Studier med Stötte-SMS) Jobseminar - NTNU Finland: University of Turku -ESOK-project and Åbo Academy Sweden: To be a student- Hanna Edman Iceland: University of Iceland Denmark: University of Aarhus ”Teaching Teachers”

10 Nordic Recommendations to Universities and High school of transition from Education to Employment for students with disability 1. Early Planning 2. A closer cooperation 3. Clarified work practise 4. Competence development and awareness raising

11 Interviews with employers Employers both from the public and from the private sector Employers from big and small companies

12 Director Pål Wibe of Nille Company in Norway offer jobs…. …in Norway and Sweden

13 Thank You


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