Kyiv Lviv Kharkiv Odesa
May 1
10:00 АM
KYIV(1st Panel discussion)
– Uliana Pcholkina, Member of the Board NGO “Group for Active Rehabilitation”, Chair of the Board at “The League of the Strong”
– Oksana Zholnovych, Minister of the Social Policy of Ukraine (in person)
– Vitalii Muzychenko, Head of the Fund for Social Protection of Persons with Disabilities (in person)
– Yuliia Resenchuk, President of the Charitable Foundation “Association of Inclusive Country” (online)
– Andriy Tymoshenko, Director at KPMG Ukraine (in person)
– Haydn Hammersley, European Disability Forum (TBC) (online)

(2nd Panel discussion)
– Marianna Onufryk, an expert on the EUROSCOPE project at ANTS NGO (in person)
– Tetyana Berezhna, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine (in person)
– Halyna Tretiakova, Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Social Policy and Veterans’ Rights Protection (in person)
– Sergiy Nizhynskyi, Senior Legal Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Social Policy for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (in person)
– Olena Rym, the Council of Europe consultant (online) – Vitalii Pcholkin, the CEO of the Active Rehabilitation Group NGO (in person)
– Daria Sydorenko, Executive Director of “The League of the Strong” public union (in person)
A roundtable on “Employment for persons with disabilities: European perspectives in Ukraine”

The event will feature two-panel discussions:
1. Employment of people with disabilities: Ukrainian and European experience
2. What is necessary to change in the employment policy, and how the draft law 5344-d will contribute to this

Why is it interesting?

Statistically, only 17% of people with disabilities are currently employed in Ukraine. This figure is many times higher in European countries. The current state of things in Ukraine can be changed in two to three years. It’s possible to reach 50% of employed people by implementing a number of changes during this time. The profile ministries, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and NGO representatives will hold discussions on critical issues regarding people with disabilities’ employment legislation. Experts will also share European experience in solving the problem and Council of Europe standards on that issue.
2:30 PMKYIV– Vitalii Kim, Head of Mykolaiv Oblast Military Administration (online) Mykolaiv region today – the city and region’s latest events

Topics of focus:

– April 27 rocket attack consequences
– The current situation in the region;
– The plan for the reconstruction of the region.