The right for work is enshrined in Article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Furthermore, ensuring an inclusive future of work is part of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals. In recent years, all European Union countries have implemented measures to remove the barriers encountered in the job market by persons with disabilities. However, it is also far from being a reality for millions of people willing to work.
At the EU level, only 47% of persons with disabilities aged 15 – 64 years are employed, compared to 67% of persons without disabilities