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1 1 Learning for employment vocational education and training policy in Europe in Europe People disadvantaged in the labour market in the labour market

2 2 ?The strategic goal (Lisbon European Council, March 2000): - EU to become the most competitive and knowledge-based economy in the world by more and better jobs - social cohesion - modernisation of European social model - investing in people - combating social exclusion Policy development - analysis

3 3 ?Four key sections - women of prime working age - young people - older workers - disadvantaged groups (incl. people with disabilities) Policy development - analysis

4 4 ?37 million people (one in ten Europeans) have a disability ?improve equal access to employment, education and training Policy development - analysis

5 IELEUKAIRLPEUFDKBNLFIND MenWomen % of men/women aged Proportion of men/women aged who are hampered in their daily activities, 1998 L, S: no data

6 6 ?People with disabilities tend to have lower educational attainment levels than those able-bodied - 37% of men with disabilities aged 25 to 49 had upper secondary education, opposed to 40% of able-bodied - 16% of men with disabilities aged 25 to 49 had tertiary education opposed to 31% of able-bodied Policy development - analysis

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9 IELUKEIRLAPEUFDKBNLFIND HamperedNot hampered % women in employment Proportion of women aged participating in training or education by whether hampered or not in daily activities, 1998 Policy development - analysis

10 10 ?UK: new legislation on special educational needs and disability ?Spain: government committeed to creating 20,000 jobs and offering continuing training to 40,000 people with disabilities ?Denmark: preferential treatment when applying to public sector jobs ?Sweden: IT integration in labour market training programmes with particular focus on people with disabilities Developments across the Member States

11 11 ?To ensure integration into VET and the labour market: - further development of current practices is necessary - exchange of knowledge on good practices - transfer and implementation of successful practice for integrating people with disabilities into education, training and the world of work Cedefop supporting developments

12 12 Cedefop - supporting developments ?Half the respondents believed e-learning offers learners with disabilities more opportunities for learning ?79.8% believed e-learning should be provided to learners with disabilities to improve equality of access to learning. ?less than 18% of respondents were aware of any of the major global reports and or guidelines on accessibility

13 13 Cedefop - supporting developments ?Cedefops added-value: - collating and analysis of research, developments and best practice - timely provision to our stakeholders - laying the foundation for effective and productive policy development

14 14 Cedefop - supporting developments ?the European Training Village (ETV) - some 30,000 residents ?the Cedefop website available in the 11 official EU languages ?the library and documentation service - more than 40,000 VET references

15 15 CEDRA Research Arena Cedefop supporting exchanges Study visits programme Teachers and Trainers Network TTNET

16 16 For further information: P.O. Box GR Thessaloniki Greece Tel.: (30) Fax: (30) Web sites: Brussels Office: 20, avenue dAuderghem B-1040 Brussels Tel.: (32-2) Fax: (32-2)


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