On 12-13 September 2019, a group of 19 representants from Eurodiaconia member organisations met in Madrid at Diaconia Spain for our annual meeting on Access to Employment.

The access to employment by people with greater support needs is subject to the provision of quality social services and training opportunities that prepare people to perform jobs.

However, all efforts to increase the employability of people require parallel progress on the demand side; that is, the availability of employment opportunities, the establishment of effective partnerships with employers that are committed to inclusive workforces or the promotion of social enterprises and social entrepreneurship, among others. For this reason, the 2019 network meeting focused on how providers of social services can establish stronger links with employers and employment opportunities.



You can find the event report from our Access to Employment Network Meeting in Madrid here.