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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

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The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated annually on 3 December to promote the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities and to take action for their inclusion in all aspects of society and development. This year´s theme is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world“.

In this regard, the Commission announced the new Disability Employment Package, in the “Conference on Integration of People with Disabilities into the Labour Market”, organised by the Czech presidency of the Council of the EU in Prague on 20-21 of September.

This package is one of the seven flagship initiatives announced in the Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030, and it aims at supporting the improvement of different areas that affect negatively the labour inclusion of persons with disabilities in the EU. Deliverables of the Package will serve as practical tools and guidelines to be used as a means to reduce the persistent employment gap between people with and without disabilities.

Find out EU-OSHA´s OSHwiki article on Workers with disabilities.