Organization “Zero Project”
We are looking for an intern who is available part time (approximately 25 hours/week) on a working contract base, and stays with us for at least 12 months (starting June/July 2017). Ideally a student or post-graduate student who is willing to join a highly motivated team with worldwide outreach who is ready to accept the challenges of a dynamic, fast developing project. Our office is located in the First District of Vienna.
17th March 2017: Zero Project Report 2017 presented at the UN Human Rights Council
On the occasion of the 34th Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of Austria and the International Disability Alliance, together with the Permanent Missions of Australia, Ecuador, Finland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Thailand, supported by the Zero Project, held a successful side event on Skills development and economic empowerment: Towards inclusive, sustainable development for all.
The event, which included powerful interventions by two youth leaders on the importance of vocational training and work, presented innovative solutions that advance access to inclusive and quality skills development and employment, and explored ways on how to strengthen work and cooperation towards “a world without barriers”.
Attended by about 40 representatives from permanent missions, international organisations and NGOs, the side event took place on 17th March 2017, at 1-3pm at Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, at the United Nations Office in Geneva.
Captioning was provided and the discussion was webcasted via www.treatybodywebcast.org
On 15th March 2017, the Zero Project was proud to present its work to some 60 representatives from all ministerial departments of the German country state of Schleswig Holstein, at the one-day conference about the lifeworlds of people with and without disabilities organized by the Competence Center for Administrative Management (KOMMA) in cooperation with the Institute for Inclusive Education, held at the Christian-Albrechts University of Kiel.
This conference focused on five topics around inclusion: Four of them belong to the main focus areas of the Zero Project (Employment, Accessibility, Independent Living and Education) and the fifth one concerned awareness raising. Each topic was presented in more detail during a working group session, which were co-directed by an educational specialists. Educational specialists are people with disabilities who qualified to work as university lecturers on the topic of disabilities (to learn more about the Zero Project Innovative Practice 2017, visit this page)
Thanks to the kind invitation of Dr. Jan Wulf Schnabel from the Institute for Inclusive Education, Ingrid Heindorf, Zero Project Head of Policy Research and Conference Organization, gave a keynote speech on the Zero Project’s work, the UN CRPD and the awarded Innovative Policies and Innovative Practices.
Keynote speech (DOC, in German)
Flyer of the event (PDF, in German)
17 March 2017: Zero Project Report 2017 presented at the UN Human Rights Council
On the occasion of the 34th Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of Austria and the International Disability Alliance, together with the Permanent Missions of Australia, Ecuador, Finland, Italy, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Thailand, supported by the Zero Project, will hold a side event on “Skills development and economic empowerment: Towards inclusive, sustainable development for all”.
How to assure the right to inclusive vocational education and training as well as employment as enshrined in article 27 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities? Which innovative practices and policies exist, and how to best cooperate to implement them? Which ways forward to enhance the inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development? These are just a few of the questions that will be discussed during the event, together with about 50 representatives of permanent missions to the UN, international organizations and NGOs.
H.E. Thomas HAJNOCZI, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN in Geneva
Opening words (via video):
Shuaib CHALKLEN, Founder and Chairperson of the African Disability Forum and World Future Councillor
Virginia CARCEDO ILLERA, CEO and General Manager, Inserta Empleo: How human resources services can empower jobseekers with disabilities (PDF)
Matthieu CHATELIN, Cerebral Palsy European Communities’ Association and youth leader of the European Disability Forum: Concrete experience from youth with disabilities from Europe
Stefan TRÖMEL, Senior Disability Specialist, International Labour Organization: Promoting disability inclusion in mainstream vocational training and employment services
The event will take place on 17th March 2017, at 1-3pm at Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, at the United Nations Office in Geneva. Refreshments are served and captioning will be provided at: https://synchshare.de/wfc. It will be webcasted via http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/treaty-body-webcast-ii/
Kindly note that a valid UN accreditation for the 34th HRC session is needed to attend the event. Please notify the organizers at least 3 working days before the event (14th March) should you need accreditation to access the Palais des Nations, by sending your full name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our Innovative Practice 2014, Hamburg’s citizens forum for all (Bürgerforum „Eine Mitte für Alle“), will meet again on 15th September 2016 to discuss the topic of social infrastructure, in order to make visible its key features, to incentivize cooperation and to explore potential gaps.
In cooperation with the relevant authority the forum has also elaborated criteria for the controlling of accessibility and inclusion projects, which will be presented and discussed.
Due to the international attention the forum has received since receiving our award in 2014, its staff has now published a translation of its working paper “Objectives and Steps for Inclusive Urban Planning Mitte Altona”, which can be accessed here.
We have extended the Deadline for the Call for Nomination on Innovative Practices until July 1!
The Zero Project team would like to invite you to nominate innovative practices concerning this year’s topics:
Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training (VET)
Anyone can nominate any project, and self-nominations are also accepted!
If you have any questions or want a MS Word-Document to fill in, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com any time.
Submitting a nomination is easy by filling in the new Nomination-Online Tool – click HERE!
The Zero Project team invites leading experts and organizations to nominate innovative practices concerning this year’s topics:
Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training (VET)
The “Innovative Practices 2017” will be selected by the Zero Project network of experts in a multistep process, and will be
– featured in the Zero Project Report 2017;
– their representatives will be invited to speak at the Zero Project Conference in Vienna (Austria) in February 2017.
Submitting a nomination is easy by filling in the (new) Nomination-Online Tool.
The deadline is extended until July 1, 2016.
Anyone can nominate any project. Self-nominations are also accepted!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org any time.
We are looking forward to receiving your nomination!