Employment of people furthest from the labour market and transition from school to work

We intend to attend the EPR Public Affairs Event 2014 “Employment of people furthest from the labour market and transition from school to work” on 3 December 2014 (14:30 to 16:30).

This event will take place at:
Martin’s Hotel in Brussels
Boulevard Charlemagne 80
1000 Brussels
Next to the European Commission, metro stop Schuman

Registration is still possible.


  • Sabina Lobato and Virginia Carcedo, Fundación ONCE
  • Irena Kowalczyk-Kedziora, Council of Europe
  • Fred McFarlane, San Diego State University
  • Luk Zelderloo, EASPD and Social Services Europe
  • Marijke Boone, GTB

The EPR public affairs event will explore the European strategies and best practices for promoting the employment of persons who are further from the labour market, with perspectives from European policy and research experts.

While persons with disabilities represent one-sixth of the EU’s overall working-age population, they are almost twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled people.* People who are tackling poverty, homelessness or drug addiction as well as prison-leavers also have barriers upon entering (and staying in) the labour market.

This public affairs event will also present the result of a study on transition from school to work, and introduce a few practices identified in the course of that study. The objective of this study was to produce a thematic reference documents with comparable data and reliable facts and figures from the field, as well as recommendations for policy makers and service-providers. This 6 month study was conducted by EPR staff and experts with financial support from the PROGRESS Programme.
* Source: European Commission DG Employment and Social Affairs

This event is open to all interested stakeholders and the programme will be available later in the coming weeks on our website.

This event is supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity – PROGRESS (2007-2013).
This programme is managed by the Directorate-General for Employment, social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission. It was established to financially support the implementation of the objectives of the EU in the fields of employment, social affairs and equal opportunities and thereby contribute to the achievement of the Europe 2020 strategic objectives.