Society for all, Work places for all (SFA)

SINTEF Technology and society and SINTEF Health Research has in cooperation with the Foundation for Management and Industrial Research developed plans for a pilot phase on improving working conditions and labour market opportunities for people with disabilities.

Important SFA collaborating partners are “The Institute of Special Education and Rehabilitation” (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje) and PolioPlus (DPO) together with the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the social inclusion and participation of people with disabilities in local communities in Macedonia. The expected impact of this pilot phase is to give research based understanding of the conditions among employees with disabilities in Macedonia. The documentation results from the pilot study contributes with important input to further research and actions on employment for people with disabilities in Macedonia.

The project aims to raise awareness on the importance of connection between different stakeholders (from academia, NGOs, local and national authorities, to companies and labour market organizations) and to contribute to their efforts for capacity building in the improvement of right and conditions for the disabled people in the work place. The results of the pilot study are published in the Report Workplaces for all a pilot study on employment and working conditions for people with disabilities in Macedonia.

Project is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.