Welcome to the Employment Knowledge Centre

The right to work is a fundamental right, recognised in several international legal instruments including the UN CRPD. Employment is essential for achieving other human rights and is an inseparable and inherent part of the human dignity. At the same time it also allows the individual and his/her family to earn a living. Insofar as work is freely chosen or accepted, it fosters personal development and recognition within the community.

Service providers to persons with disabilities are facing the challenges of ensuring the adequate support to their service users, so the can  participate in the to the open labour market and enjoy their labour rights as everyone.

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The Economic Impact of Inclusion in the Open Labour Market for Persons with Disabilities

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:31 AM


The EASPD study, entitled “The economic impact of inclusion in the open labour market for persons with disabilities”, by Dr. Stephen Beyer and Annie Beyer demonstrates that “disabled people; government and taxpayers are likely to benefit financially in the long-term from greater investment in employment in the open labour market of persons with disabilities”.




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Thematic Study on the Work and Employment of Persons with Disabilities

by Admin EASPD - Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:06 PM


The present study focuses on the work and employment of persons with disabilities. It analyses relevant provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, highlights good practices in promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities, and identifies the main challenges that States parties encounter in ensuring that persons with disabilities enjoy access to, retention of and advancement in employment on an equal basis with others.