Working Group – Disability Management

Online 23 March, 14.00-16.00 CET

The last meeting of the Working Group “Disability Management” on 22 November 2021 served to relaunch a mutual exchange about the scope of the activities and services offered (or planned) by EPR members in the field of disability management, the development needs they identify and the results the joint work should deliver and to build on thematic meetings in 2019 and 2020. Back then, the participating EPR members had shown their interest in exploring the Disability Management model of supporting employers and PwD and to exchange on the tools to support employers with effectively rolling out and implementing disability management in their companies/organisations.

In 2021 it was agreed to set up a Working Group in 2022 to go into more depth on mutual learning and developing resources together within the Disability Management Framework. This year it will focus on working with employers aiming to support their staff facing the impacts of an accident or chronic disease and their return to work. It will discuss the barriers, success factors and good practices for return-to-work programmes, job retention and reasonable accommodation. External experts and regulators from the relevant fields will be invited. A practice-oriented report with promising (integrated) models and approaches of disability management, indicating their contribution to policies and regulatory frameworks will be elaborated.

The meeting organised on Zoom on 23 March served the aim to mutually exchange about the development and use of a set of structured services to support employers with return-to-work activities in the context of a disability management approach. It also looked into the possibilities and best ways to gather assessment, diagnostic and evaluation tools for the work capacity of persons willing to return to work used by EPR members. It also allowed EPR members to prepare the second meeting in 2022 and to agree about the next steps.

Participants were encouraged to prepare the six questions contained in the agenda.

They were also asked to fill in the registration form by 21 March 12.00 at the latest.

This event is for EPR members only.

This event receives financial support from the European Union, from the ESF programme.



Information details

Registration form Programme file

Contact person

Mathias Maucher