FP6: OptiWork – Optimising strategies for integrating people with disabilities into work

Project title FP6: OptiWork - Optimising strategies for integrating people with disabilities into work
Project web - site http://www.optiwork.org http://www.optiwork.org/?p=partners_europ_rehabilitation
Project leader

(National coordinator)

Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova
Research team (KISH) Dr. Iveta Rajnicova-Nagyova

Dr. Zuzana Katreniakova, MD

Time period December 2004 - Januray 2008
Financial support EC, FP6-POLICIES, No. 513741 EC
Description Project carried out in co-operation with SAVEZ

(Slovak Public Health Association; www.savez.sk)

Main findings

Project summary

The Opti-Work (Optimising Strategies for Integrating People with Disabilities into Work) project sets out to develop and disseminate a conceptual framework consisting of a number of analytic tools, and cross-national comparative reports, to assist in:

  • - Formulating EU policy;
  • - Calculating the socio-economic impact of those policies; and
  • - Making recommendations for innovative strategies to enhance the labour market integration of citizens with disabilities.

The analytic tools will be applied to existing strategies and methods aimed at integrating people with disabilities into the labour market to identify good practice and system inefficiencies, as a means of informing future system planning and implementation.

Opti-Work is a 36-month project being undertaken by partners from the Netherlands, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Finland, Greece and Belgium. Partners from these countries are being supported in their activities by National Contact Centres in fifteen European countries, which fall under the auspices of the the European Platform for Rehabilitation.

Opti-Work is a Co-ordination Action funded by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Programme, Area 8.1.B.2.4 - Quality of Life Issues Relating to Handicapped/Disabled People (including equal access facilities).