WAG Assistenzgenossenschaft (WAG):
Cooperative personal assistance model in Austria
WAG Assistenzgenossenschaft (WAG), an Austrian non-profit cooperative founded by people with disabilities, has been operating a personal assistance service model since 2002. The model allows high flexibility for the beneficiaries, and WAG acts as a legal employer for 685 assistants as of 2022.
This session is part of the Zero Project Conference 2023 (ZeroCon23) — organized by the Zero Project, and broadcast from the United Nations Office at Vienna, Austria. ZeroCon23 spans three days (February 22-24, 2023) and is centred around the theme of Independent Living, Political Participation and ICT. It's featuring Voter & Civic Education, Assistive Technology and insights from Deinstitutionalization to Early Childhood Intervention, Self-employment & Micro Finance to Self-representation, and much more.
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