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The Directive

The goal of the directive TÁMOP-5.3.8-11/A1 is to facilitate the integration of people with altered abilities, those with disabilities and from disadvantaged background undergoing employment rehabilitation and other disadvantaged people into the labour market, improve their situation with training, with professional and information-system developments, ensuring labour-market services by establishing a national professional methodology and information centre.

At the moment, people with disabilities and with altered abilities who are employed in state-owned organisations specialised in employment rehabilitation can be transited only with difficulties, and usually get stuck in the national social support system. The state-owned organisations have highlighted role in employing disabled people and people with altered abilities in a protected environment as well as training and helping these people to gain employment in the open labour market. To increase the efficiency of transit employment of those with altered abilities, special competency and skills evaluations, development, as well as trainings are required, in a way that skills development and training modules need to be worked out within the organisations.
 
The goals of the directive are the same as the goals of the “Europe 2020 Strategy”, which are the intelligent, sustainable and inclusive growth, high level of employment, investing into skills development, fight poverty and modernise the labour market. Through the training systems people will be able to evaluate the changes they face, to manage those changes and to form a more convergent society.
 
The aim of the national development plan is to strengthen this process. In agreement with the Széll Kálmán Terv the priority is to help currently inactive people of employable age who are capable of working based on their remaining employability and can even be secured a job, back to the labour market, even by strengthening transit employment.
 
Europe needs to fully utilise its labour potential. To realise this goal it is inevitable to increase the ratio of people with altered abilities and with disabilities in employment, which is currently 50% in the EU, while in Hungary it is only 23% (based on the data by Central Statistics Office).
 
In Hungary at the latest census the number of people with disabilities reached 577 thousand (CSO), which was the 5.7% of the total population. 9% of the people with disabilities and 12% of those with altered abilities were employed.
 
Based on the latest data (CSO) people with altered abilities are under-represented on the labour market. Their activity rate is 27.4%, while among people with normal abilities this rate is 72.7%.  The employment rate of people with altered abilities is 23%, while that in case of those with normal abilities is 67.3%.
 
Because of the low employment rate among people with disabilities, the proportion of those living in poverty is 70% higher than the average. In Hungary, among people with disabilities the educational level is still below average, 29% of them cannot even finish primary education.
 
Thanks to the developments which will be realised within the frames of the tender, the chances for this target group to be able to draw on efficient and complex labour-market services, thus to find employment, will significantly improve.
 
The chances for people with disadvantaged background to gain employment in the open labour market are also extremely slim, and currently they are also struggling to access labour-market services which could help them to find jobs, which services include effective assessments supporting developments and gaining
employment on the labour market.
 
Beyond the immediate target group, for people from disadvantaged backgrounds, who use the services of the national labour-market service-points created through the one-round tender construction which is connected to the current directive, as well as for people with altered abilities working for private companies, the chances to find work on the open labour market can be improved by the developments to be introduced.
 
Published: 1714 times Last updated: 9:46am on Tuesday 11th February 2014
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