Zero Project Conference 2017:
Innovative Policies and Practices
On Employment, Work and Vocational Education & Training (VET)
The Zero Project Conference 2017 marked the start of the second round of our four year cycle of research topics. We returned, once again, to the issue of employment (last addressed at 2013’s conference), but expanded it to include both work and, more specifically, vocational education & training. We believe that employment is a subject that continues to become ever more important.
Our expanding network, now of several thousand people, has, as usual, been involved in the nomination and selection of 2017 innovative practices and policies in the field. The Zero Project Conference 2017, centered around the solutions and methodologies they offer, will seek to connect invitees from many different sectors of society so that they can share and discuss ideas and concepts that really work. And, thereby, in a joint effort, help support the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, worldwide.
The Zero Project Conference 2017, convened by the Essl Foundation, the World Future Council and the European Foundation Centre at the United Nations Office in Vienna, Austria was held from 22-24th February 2017 and highlighted 67 Innovative Policies and Innovative Practices concerning Employment, Work and Vocational Education & Training (VET) from around the world in plenary sessions and workshops, plus an exhibition. The conference gathered more than 500 innovators from more than 70 countries.