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March 8th-10th 2017 at the University Kassel (Germany)

The Right to Work for Persons with Disabilities − International Perspectives - Conference documentation

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Which developments and changes has it initiated? How „open, inclusive and accessible“ are the labour market and the work environment for people with disabilities? At the international conference taking place March 8th-10th 2017 in Kassel, experts from all over the world discussed and analysed these questions and ideas regarding the realization of inclusion. They contributed to a global perspective on the right to (decent) work for persons with disabilities as a human right.

The conference was organized by the Research Association Social Rights and Social Politics (University of Kassel, University of Applied Sciences Fulda), in cooperation with the International Center for Development and Decent Work (University of Kassel) and the University of Applied Sciences of the German Social Accident Insurance (HGU), sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

Below you will find the presentations shown at the conference along the conference program.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

10:00 am Arrival and registration

11:00 am Greetings and introduction

  • Prof. Dr. Gudrun Wansing, Prof. Dr. Markus Schäfers (FoSS, Speaker AG Teilhabeforschung, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Reiner Finkeldey (President of the University of Kassel, Germany)
  • Prof. Dr. Karim Khakzar (President of the University of Applied Sciences Fulda, Germany)
  • Yasmin Fahimi (State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany)
  • Thomas Köhler (DGUV, Germany)

12:00 pm Keynote

12:45 pm Lunchbreak

2:00 pm Plenary 1: The right to work and inclusion in society

2:30 pm

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kronauer (Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany)
    “Gainful employment between inclusion and exclusion”

3:00 pm Artistic contribution: Graf Fidi and Laura Schwengber

3:15 pm

  • José Carlos do Carmo (Ministério do Trabalho e Emprego, São Paulo, Brasil)
    “The importance of the Quota Law for the inclusion of people with disabilities in Brazil”

3:45 pm Break

4:30 pm Plenary 2: Ways to realization
(Part 1): Inclusion und exclusion via sheltered work?

6:00 pm Closing speech

  • Verena Bentele (Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons, Germany)
    “The participation of people with disabilities and the realisation of the right to work”

Moderation

  • 11:00 am-3:45 pm
    Katja Lüke (German Olympic Sports Confederation)
  • 4:30-6:00 pm
    Prof. Dr. Peter Trenk-Hinterberger (Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg)

Thursday, 9 March 2017

9:30 am Greetings

  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Schlegel (President of the Federal Social Court, Germany)

9:45 am Keynote

  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Sell (University of Applied Sciences Koblenz, Germany)

10:30 am Plenary 2: Ways to realization
(Part 2): Responsibility of the state and actors in society

11:00 am Break

11:45 am

  • Dr. Friedrich Mehrhoff (German Social Accident Insurance, Germany)
    Return to work as a central aim of rehabilitation?”
  • Prof. Dr. Madan Kundu (Southern University Baton Rouge, U.S.A.)
    ”International Standards of Competencies in qualifying academic Return to Work Managers”

12:30 pm The rights of disabled people in business

  • Jürgen Menze (Associate Expert in Disability Inclusion, International Labour Organization ILO, Geneva, Switzerland)
    “Why and how should business include persons with disabilities?”

1:00 pm Lunchbreak

2:30 - 4:30 pm Workshops 1-10

Moderation

  • 9:30-11:00 am
    Aisha Namukasa (ICDD)
  • 11:45 am-1:00 pm
    Prof. Dr. Bert Wagener (HGU)

Friday, 10 March 2017

9:00 am Plenary 3: Perspectives of international cooperation

9:30 am Comparability and convergence of national legal systems

  • Dr. Delia Ferri (Maynooth University, Ireland)
    „Reasonable Accommodation as a gateway to the right to work: Comparative perspectives”

10:00 am Break

10:45 am Elevator Pitch: Perspectives of international cooperation

  • (selected speakers)

11:10 am Closing speech

11:50 pm Closing remarks

  • Prof. Dr. Felix Welti (FoSS, Germany)

12:00 pm End

Moderation

  • 9:00-10:00 am
    Jun.-Prof. Dr. iur. Minou Banafsche (University Kassel)
  • 10:45-12:00 am
    Prof. Dr. Markus Schäfers

Workshops

1. Labour market participation of persons with disabilites - between inclusion and exclusion (an European Perspective)

  • Prof. Dr. Martin Kronauer (Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany) & Prof. Dr. Roy Sainsbury (Social Policy Research Unit, University of York, United Kingdom)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Markus Schäfers (Department of Social Work, University of Applied Science, Fulda, Germany)
German/English

2. The „same“ right to work – what do social human rights achieve for persons with and without disability?

  • Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Eichenhofer (University Jena, Germany) & Prof. Dr. Nai-Yi Sun (Department of Law, National Chengchi University, Taiwan)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Felix Welti (Department of Social Work, University Kassel, Germany)
German

3. Participation of Disabled Persons - Organizations and the Right to Work

  • Klaus Lachwitz (President of Inclusion International), Marie-Renee Hector (GIAA, Groupement des Intellectuelles Aveugles ou Amblyopes) & Jason Hardman (MENCAP)
  • Moderation: Micah Jordan (University of Kassel)
English

4. The role of occupational and social health for professional and company rehabilitation and inclusion

  • Dr. Gabriela Förster (Labour Dispute,Committeefor Occupational Health VW Baunatal, Germany) & José Carlos do Carmo(Auditor Fiscal do TraballonaMinistério do Trabalho e Emprego, Sao Paulo, Brasil)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Gamze Güzel-Freudenstein (Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Applied Science, Fulda, Germany)
German/English

5. The concept of disability in the ICF and the CRPD and the realization of the right to work

  • Prof. Dr. Jerome Bickenbach (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Lucerne, Switzerland) & Prof. Dr. Marianne Hirschberg (Faculty of Social Sciences and Media Studies, Health, Human Rights, Disability Studies, Inclusive Education, City University of Applied Sciences, Bremen, Germany)
  • Moderation: Lilit Grigoryan (Department of Social Work, University Kassel, Germany)
English

6. Strategies for opening companies and the role of sensitisation

  • Wolfgang Kowatsch (Partner and CoFounder of Disability Performance, Vienna, Austria) & Manfred Otto-Albrecht (economy business academy)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Gudrun Dobslaw (Department of Social Work, University of Applied Science, Bielefeld, Germany)
German

7. The Need of Reformation of sheltered work? – Legal Development and Views of employees

  • Mario Schreiner (Department of Social Work, University Kassel, Germany) & John Barth (Mürwirker Werkstätten GmbH, Flensburg, Germany)
  • Moderation: Dr. Matthias Windisch (University Kassel, Germany)
German/Easy Language

8. Effective access to counseling, job placement and further education

  • Dr. Heinz-Willi Bach (Deputy chairman of the studygroup of the German association of the blind and visually impaired people in studies and job, Marburg, Germany) & Angela Rauch (IAB Institute for Labor Market and Vocational Research, Germany)
  • Moderation: Prof. Dr. Frank Unger (Department of Social Work, University of Applied Science, Fulda, Germany)
German

9. Accessibility to workplaces and universal design

  • Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Skottke (Department of PsychologyUniversity of Applied Sciences, Cologne, Germany) & Prof. Dr. Oliver Straeter (Department of Mechanical Engineering, Human Engineering and Organisational Psychology, University Kassel, Germany)
  • Moderation: Wolf Arne Frankenstein (Graduate Academy of Social Human Rights, University Kassel, Germany)
German

10. The same right to practise employment and labour union rights – Persons with disabilities in common and special interest groups

  • Alfons Adam (IG Metall Representative of severely disabled people, Daimler AG, Bremen, Germany) & Jürgen Menze (Associate Expert in Disability Inclusion, International Labour Organization ILO, Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Moderation: Henning Groskreutz (IG Metall Managment, labour-/social legislation, Frankfurt, Germany)
German


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Verantwortlich für den Inhalt

Prof. Dr. Markus Schäfers, Prof. Dr. Gudrun Wansing, Prof. Dr. Felix Welti
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