Silver economy as a new pathway to foster entrepreneurship and facilitate the disabled persons’ insertion and reinsertion in labour market
The rapid demographic ageing is one of the main factors determining future European and global economic development. Life expectancy has risen sharply also in people affected by disabilities, leading to a major challenge for the society, but also to a great opportunity for economic growth and jobs, within the so called “Silver Economy”.
Ageing and older adults can be seen as a valuable resource that can contribute to society and live actively. This also applies to disabled people, as often in Europe they will access earlier on (around 60 years of age), to a minimum pension that in most cases won’t provide enough income and resources for their own self-subsistence & health care.
It is therefore incumbent to create mechanisms to encourage and enable them to remain as long as possible into a work environment.
The project SILVER+: “Silver Economy as a new pathway to foster entrepreneurship and facilitate the disabled persons’ insertion and reinsertion in the labour market” aims to:
· develop an innovative training methodology and a set of e-tools, that will allow professionals working with persons with disabilities to respond to the need of keeping these persons as long as possible work active;
· enhance the employability potential of professionals from the socio-sanitary sector, as well as of those willing to start new business ventures within the Silver Economy.
· Educators & professionals from the socio-sanitary sector.
· Adult learners with disabilities (the end-beneficiaries).
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