This week a delegation of six experts and senior officials from the Ukrainian Ministry of Social Policy conducted a study visit to different Spanish institutions to learn about their experiences with the rehabilitation and job placement of persons with disabilities being carried out in our country.
La delegación de Ucrania acudió al MSSSI a una reunión con Tremiño y representantes de la FIIAPP y SEPE.The Ukrainian delegation attended a meeting at the MSSSI with Tremiño and representatives of the FIIAPP and SEPE.
This visit was within the framework of the FIIAPP-led Twinning Light project “Approximation of Ukrainian legislation to the EU norms and standards in the sphere of vocational rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities”, which uses experts from the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality (MSSSI).
The Ukrainian government delegation visited different occupational rehabilitation and special employment centres of the Self-Governing Communities of Valencia and Madrid and the ONCE Foundation, among others. In addition, it saw the State Reference Centre on Personal Autonomy and Technical Assistance (CEAPAT) of IMSERSO.
Likewise, last Monday the Ukrainian experts and senior officials were received in the MSSSI by the General Director of Disability Support Policies, Ignacio Tremiño Gómez. The meeting was also attended by representatives of the FIIAPP and the State Public Employment Service (SEPE).
The Twinning Light project “Approximation of Ukrainian legislation to the EU norms and standards in the sphere of vocational rehabilitation and employment of persons with disabilities”, aims to adapt the country’s legislation to the best practices, regulations and standards of the EU on vocational training and employment of persons with disabilities, thereby creating favourable conditions for social inclusion of this group.
In particular, the project focuses on drafting a legal framework for the Ukrainian model of “Socio-economic companies” linked to public occupational rehabilitation centres, using the regulations and best practices of the European Union as references, specifically those of Spain in terms of occupational rehabilitation centres and special employment centres, with the ultimate goal of promoting job placement of persons with disabilities in Ukraine and enabling them to fully enjoy their rights.