Policy Webinar “EU role in ensuring Inclusive Labour Market in Europe”

Online 16 February 2021, 14:00 - 16:00 CET

The Inclusive Labour Market Alliance (ILMA) has organised the policy webinar “EU role in ensuring Inclusive Labour Market in Europe.” The objective of the event is to call EU policymakers for action to ensure that every citizen had the right to decent work in an open and inclusive labour market.

ILMA is an informal network established by the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), the European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE), the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR), the European Union for Supported Employment (EUSE) and Workability International

Please see the program below:

14.00 – 14.15:
Welcoming and Setting the Scene: Why is it important?
Luk Zelderloo, Secretary General of EASPD

Interview: Why is it important? 
Sophie Cluzel, Secretary of State in charge of People with Disabilities, France

14.15 – 14.30:
Keynote: Employment of Persons with Disabilities: State of play, challenges and opportunities
Stefan Tromel, ILO Senior Disability Specialist

14.30 – 15.40:
Joint statement on Inclusive Labour Market: Key messages
Introduction by Laura Jones, Secretary General of EPR and ILMA member

Policy panel moderated by Luc Henau, President of EUSE:

  • Katrin Langensiepen, MEP
  • Jose Gusmao, MEP
  • Bruno Ribeiro Barata, Counsellor of Employment and Social Affairs at the Permanent Representation of Portugal
  • Katarina Ivanković-Knežević, Director for Social Affairs, DG Employment, European Commission

15.40 – 15.55:
EASPD Employment Awards Ceremony
Fabrizio Fea, Chair of EASPD Member Forum on Employment

15.55 – 16.00:
Concluding remarks

Read here the joint statement on Employment of People with Disabilites.


This event receives financial support from the European Union, from the EU Programme for Employment and Social Innovation (EaSI). For further information please consult: http://ec.europa.eu/social/easi

Information details

Registration form

Contact person

Laura Jones