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International Seminar / Working Group In The Context Of The EU PATHWAYS Project

Volos 27/4/2017

The University of Thessaly, in the context of the EU PATHWAYS Project (Grant Agreement: n. 663474), is organizing an International Seminar / Working Group on April 27th, 16.00-18.00, at the Tsalapatas Multimedia Center in Volos, Thessaly, Greece. The topic of the Seminar is the (re)integration of people with chronic diseases and mental health issues in the labour market and the promotion of relevant strategies and policies at a national and a European level.
The International Seminar / Working Group is organized by the scientific coordinator of the Greek Partner (i.e. the University of Thessaly), Professor Vlachou Anastasia (Special Education Department, UTH).
The aim of the Working Group is to identify and discuss the challenges and the barriers that people with chronic diseases encounter during the (re)integration into the labour market as well as to propose strategies/recommendations that contribute to the development of inclusive working environments.
Representatives from 10 European countries, the World Health Organization, the International Labour Organization as well as representatives from national, local, and regional stakeholders from Greece will participate in the Working Group.
PATHWAYS (PArticipation To Healthy Workplaces And inclusive Strategies in the Work Sector) is a 3-year EU Project that contributes to the “Development of innovative approaches to promote the professional (re)integration of people with chronic diseases and improve their employment status”. The increasing rate of chronic diseases and mental health issues as well as the current economic crisis intensify the challenges related to employment (re)integration of people with chronic diseases and mental health issues. These challenges require call for action, at a national and a European level, in order to develop innovative strategies that promote a more inclusive labour market.