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1 1 OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FIGHT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION: AN EXAMPLE OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP: COFINANCING STRATEGIES OF THE ONCE FOUNDATION BRUSSELS, 10th October 2006 Virginia Carcedo European Programmes Department ONCE Foundation

2 2 The public-private partnership is becoming an instrument used to transform the European economy into an economy with a competitiveness and dynamism based on the knowledge society

3 3 Lisbon march 2000 = The partnership is becoming a great instrument to join together the involvement and responsibility of all the public and private social agents

4 4 The ONCE FOUNDATION FOR COOPERATION AND THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES is a non-profit organisation which was founded in 1988 by the General Council of the ONCE (National Organisation of the Spanish Visual Impaired People) and: - It aims at contributing to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities - It is a platform acting as an umbrella group for the main Spanish organisations for people with disabilities, which are all represented in its governing board together with the founder (ONCE). - It Encourages other organisations and administrations to take part in specific programmes aimed at providing equal opportunities for people with disabilities.

5 5 The ONCE Foundation's mission is four-fold: 1.Achieving the full integration and normalisation of people with disabilities, in the Spanish and European society. 2.Helping to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, through the development of work integration, training and employment programmes. 3.Seeking global accessibility -understood as more than just the elimination of architectural barriers for people with limited mobility- by incorporating the viewpoints of Global Accessibility, Design for All and Self-Sufficiency. 4.Achieving effective equal opportunities to make the integration of people with disabilities, into society a reality.

6 6 The ONCE Foundation advocates for quality employment and, in terms of equal opportunities, the promotion of disabled women, people who are seriously affected by their disability, young disabled persons and disabled persons over 45 years.

7 7 The operational programme is a symbol of the innovative and inclusive characteristics of this kind of relationship, not only because of its transversality but also because it joins together the administrations, the groups at the risk of exclusion and the social partners such as the employers

8 8 Operational Programme = TRANSVERSALITY AND TRANSFERABILITY

9 9 ADVANTAGES FOR THE GROUPS AT THE RISK OF EXCLUSION = The OP system can be divided in three main action lines: A. IMPROVEMENT OF THE EMPLOYABILITY B. RESEARCH ON EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES C. SENSITIVITY AND DISSEMINATION

10 10 FACTS AND FIGURES. RESULTS DETACHMENT The ONCE Foundation has created more than 54,000 jobs and occupational vacancies since 1988, a 90,37% for disabled people. Hence, the ONCE Foundation is a leading social and economic operator and creator of employment in the disabled sector in Spain and in the rest of Europe. Related to the OP, the 5 years from 2000 to 2005, the balance sheet gives out excellent facts and figures: people with disabilities have been orientated and assessed to achieve their social and labour integration, have been trained and have got a job. On the other hand, and in economical terms 124,23 M have been invested.

11 11 ADVANTAGES FOR THE SOCIAL PARTNERS: COMPANIES disabled people represent 10% within EU, a rate that increases adding the other members of the families who are real consumers not to be left out by the companies. Disability should not be a discrimination fact of the products and services provided by the company and even less as a segregation element in the recruitment.

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13 13 ADVANTAGES FOR THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIONS = PROMOTE OPPORTUNITIES = MODERN AND COHESIVE EUROPE.

14 14 OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME = PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP 2007/2013

15 15 Disability is not a 'brave struggle' or 'courage in the face of adversity'...disability is an art. It's an ingenious way to live


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