LMI4Dis_Abled is an ERASMUS+ funded project with the aim of reducing those factors contributing to the multidimensional exclusion of people with a disability from adequate career opportunities and labour market participation.
The inclusion of people with disabilities is one of the core principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights reflected in the new European Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030. However, people with disabilities face higher unemployment rates, reflecting a wide range of barriers including limited access to relevant labour market information (LMI) and career options. Moreover, young people with disabilities are also likely to have very limited exposure to various work environments, and they have often grown up with diminished career expectations. Considering the numerous reports of labour market shortages across the EU, supporting persons with disabilities to enter and remain in the workforce will not only improve their life quality and individual self-esteem, but it can also contribute to a positive impact on society and the economy.
The project’s unique approach focuses on the decision-making processes and it integrates the changing nature of work with new advanced technological tools and assistive technologies which will enable disabled persons to pursue autonomous career exploration, networking, set academic and career goals, interact with career resources, and strengthening their decision-making self-efficacy, career adaptability, and resilience.
LMI4Dis_Abled assistive toolkit will provide tailor-suited and updated information on future-oriented VET and career opportunities, ensuring the accessibility and friendliness of virtual resources and information and communication technologies (ICT) services, to achieve the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in education, employment, society, and economy.
The project’s partners, including EPR, are: