At the European Regional Meeting on The Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities
in Vocational Training and Employment, Geneva, 9 March 2007, the ILO, along
the CTNERHI, France, and the Office of the Secretary of State for Families and
Persons with Disabilities, Belgium discussed with delegates of a number of
European countries, and representatives of employers’ and workers’
organizations, how to structure and organize applied research, international
comparative studies, and the systematic gathering and sharing of information that address the questions regarding equal opportunity and effective inclusion of persons with disabilities in vocational training and employment in the open labour market. The primary objective for this preliminary meeting was to initiate the process, and develop a formal proposal for the applied research, including the organization of an international platform to coordinate and advise the process.