On 14 and 15 January 2016, the Austrian Disability Ombudsman, Erwin Buchinger, and his Office as well as the Austrian Ministry of Social Affairs, with the active involvement of the Federal Chamber of Labour and the Office for Opportunities & Benefits of the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB), hosted an expert meeting on key equality issues for persons with disabilities and the further development of this agenda at the ÖGB Events Centre in Vienna.
The meeting marked various 10-year anniversaries:
On the first day, education, labour market/labour law and accessibility were the main topics for discussion. On the second day, the meeting focused on concepts regarding the further development and perception of these issues in Germany and the European Union.
All relevant organisations and decision-makers at national level as well as representatives from Germany and the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights were invited to the expert meeting. 200 participants listened to the wide range of presentations and had an opportunity to share their ideas, experiences and problems in two panel discussions of the two-day meeting.
Please find more information on the Conference in the event summary
More information on the event (in German)
The Austrian Disability Ombudsman is an Equinet member since October 2015.