The Project

Content of the project
According to the data from 2008 by the Central Statistics Office, in Hungary, almost 938.000 people live with altered abilities. The employment rate of this group is extremely low, only around 23%; this rate is only one third of the rate measured in the wilder society. The chances on the labour market for these people – beyond their health problems – are further lessened by their below average educational level (the rate of those finishing at most primary education is close to 40%) and by the fact that approximately 80% of them belong to the disadvantaged 45-64 age group. 
The most defining documentation on disabilities in the past years, the UN agreement on “The rights of persons with disabilities” extensively collects the basic rights concerning disabled people. Article no.26 records their right to habilitation and rehabilitation, while article no.27 records the right to work. The aim of the European Disability Strategy for 2010-2020 is to allow more and more people with disabilities to work in the open labour market.
According to the Széll Kálmán Plan written up by the Hungarian government everyone must be given work, who is able to work, including people with altered abilities. This approach is extended to the Employment Program of the New Széchenyi Terv, which aims to facilitate the entry or re-entry of disadvantaged regions and people – namely people with altered abilities - to the labour market. The project introduced in short in this executive summary is directly connected to the successful and effective realisation of the above goals.
Source and duration of the project
Total cost of the project under code no. TÁMOP-5.3.8-11/A1-2012-0001 is 4.9 billion Ft, the duration of the execution is from the 1. May, 2012 till 30. April, 2014. 
Target Groups of the Project
The immediate target groups of the project are the people with altered abilities working for sate-owned organisations joining the consortium and the professionals working for labour-market service-providers and professional support networks coming into existence as a result of the one-round tender construction which closely relates to the highlighted program.
The direct target group of the project is the people with altered abilities in Hungary, employers, the helpers and relatives of people with altered abilities as well as the whole society in relation to shaping attitudes.
The goals of the project
The aim of the project is to improve the chances for people with altered abilities to gain employment in the open labour market. The goals of the project:
  • to improve the employability of employees with altered abilities,
  • to establish a national professional and methodology centre which supports the professional communication among the parties taking part in employment rehabilitation, and ensures a standard service-quality of the labour-market service-provider organisations,
  • to set up and operate a national knowledge-management network. 
Activities to be realised within the project
  • Establish a national professional and methodology centre which by setting up a network of labour-market service-provider organisations assures the information flow, sharing of best practices and developments, 
  • Develop a single measuring and monitoring system at national level, which will provide on one hand policy decision makers, on the other hand the national methodology centre with reliable information and data about the activities of the alternative labour-market service-provider organisations,
  • Work out the tools and methodologies to transfer people with altered abilities working in protected employment into the open labour-market,
  • Introduce basic, general and specific trainings built on complex evaluation, which will increase the chances for people with altered abilities working for protected organisations to  gain employment in the open labour market,
  • Bring the information network which supports the professional and methodological elements of the project to life to be able to reach target groups easier, to ensure smooth communication and to sustain the project.
To achieve these goals the tasks will be achieved with the cooperation of the interest groups of the target groups, the policy and professional decision makers, the national, non-profit and for-profit members of employment rehabilitation.
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