FRA addresses meeting of EU disability Ombuds

On 15 and 16 November, the Agency took part in the meeting in Vienna of the EU Ombudspersons for people with disabilities.

The meeting was organised under the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the EU. FRA spoke about the challenges and opportunities for creating inclusive labour markets.

Drawing on FRA research, the Agency highlighted the wider impact of exclusion from the labour market on the realisation of fundamental rights across different areas of life. Focusing on the importance of effective access to justice for securing employment rights, the Agency then identified different tools to open up complaints mechanisms.