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The Zero Project is a large group of experts
that come up with ideas to help
persons with intellectual disabilities
live without barriers and get around
the problems in their daily lives.

Each year they focus on a different area
of the United Nations Convention on the
Rights of People with Disabilities (in short, UN CRPD).

In 2017 they will work to give persons with disabilities
equal chance at getting jobs as everyone else.

Having a job is very important to earn your own money,
make friends and spend your time like everybody else.

The Zero Project is interested in new policies and practices
that will help them make jobs and training
more accessible and inclusive.

They are holding a conference
February 22-24 in Vienna, Austria.

Lots of experts will attend to talk about
new policies and practices
that will help them make jobs and training
more accessible and inclusive.



Following their call for nominations earlier this year, "the Zero Project Conference 2017 on Employment, Work, and Vocational Education and Training: Innovative Policies and Practices for Persons with Disabilities" will take place February 22-24, 2017 at United Nations Office/Vienna International Centre, Austria.  

The Zero Project, an initiative run by the Essl Foundation, aims to assist in creating a world without barriers for persons with disabilities. The Zero Project model provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions-based approaches to the problems that persons with disabilities face are exchanged.  

Each year they focus the research and resources of their continuously growing network of over 3,000 disability experts in over 150 countries on a specific topic from the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The theme of Zero Project’s work in 2017 is Employment, and Vocational Education and Training for which they have launched their call for nominations of innovative policies and practices.

Employment is highly interconnected with other human rights issues, forming an inseparable and inherent part of our human dignity. Employment of persons with disabilities requires equal opportunities to earning a living in an open, inclusive and accessible environment.

Their sixth project conference will gather over 500 international decision makers and opinion leaders including leading experts from all over the world in the discussion of the most relevant solutions to work for the common goal of the implementation of the UN CRPD. The event will highlight many innovative policies and practices concerning Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training from around the world.

More information regarding the speakers list and programme will be available on their website soon.