NEW! EBU Rights-reporting podcast

30.11.2021

Rights reporting podcast

Listen to the new Rights-Reporting podcast and its first episode, "Rights on the labour market"! 

Read the podcast episode transcript.

 

Summary:

Unemployment amongst blind and partially sighted citizens in Europe is huge and has been so for decades. In the first episode of the Rights-Reporting podcast, we explore this subject and discuss the prerequisites for an accessible work place as well as the importance of the attitudes of employers.

You will meet Floris Ephraim from the Netherlands, who will briefly tell his story about how he had to quit a new job in a governmental department due to their lack of accessibility and inability to fix the issue. Further listen to our guest Katarina Bigovic Kulic, international relations advisor at the Union of the Blind of Montenegro, who gives examples of how they have tried to combat the challenges in her country.

The podcast’s host Neven Milivojevic from the Swedish Association for Visually Impaired gives an insight into a large Swedish survey where 1000 employers were interviewed about their ability to employ blind and partially sighted people.

In addition, we discuss the importance of, as well as the lack of implementation of applicable European and international legal and political frameworks such as the European Commission’s Strategy for the rights of persons with disability and the UN Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disability (UN CRPD).

This podcast is part of the European PARVIS project led by European Blind Union (EBU), Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired (SRF) and The Eye Association Netherlands (Oogvereniging).  The project is supported by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme of the European Union.