The Provincial Federation of Associations of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities of Seville (COCEMFE Seville) will celebrate next Tuesday, on November 2, in collaboration with the Pablo de Olavide University (UPO) of Seville, the face-to-face meeting ‘Empower Youth Without Limits: employment, accessibility and participation of young people with disabilities’. This meeting aims to create a common space of knowledge around the participation of the group in public spaces.
The meetiong, which will begin at 10:00 am and end at 3:00 pm, will be opened by the president of COCEMFE Sevilla, Juan José Lara; and the vice-rector for Culture and Social Policies at Pablo de Olavide University, David Cobos. For its part, the Federation’s European projects technician, Encarnación Barrera, will explain the ‘Empower Youth Without Limits’ project, co-financed by Erasmus+ of the European Union. In addition, some of the young participants will present the results and the document “Recommendations for employment, accessibility and participation of young people with disabilities.”
During the rest of the morning there will be a round table on the strategic lines aimed at the accessibility and employability for young people with disabilities. Institutional representatives of the Junta de Andalucía and the Seville City Council, as well as the Pablo de Olavide University, will participate in it. Specifically, the general director of People with Disabilities and Inclusion of the Junta de Andalucía, Marcial Gómez; the general director of Vocational Training for Employment, Joaquín Pérez; the general director of the Andalusian Youth Institute, M. Carmen Poyato; the general director of Employment and Support for the Economy and Social Innovation of the Seville City Council, María Paz Lagares; the deputy mayor and delegate of the Area of Social Welfare, Employment and Comprehensive Plans for Social Transformation, Juan Manuel Flores; and the academic director of Integration and Functional Diversity of the UPO, M. José Parejo.
Later, an evaluation of the event and its closure will be carried out by the mayor of the Seville City Council, Juan Espadas; and the rector of the UPO, Francisco Oliva.
At 2:00 p.m. a fun activity to raise awareness about accessibility and mobility in a wheelchair is scheduled.
Finally, at 3:00 p.m. there will be a lunch and time for teambuilding.
The day is framed in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 to guarantee inclusive, equitable and quality education, and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Young people with disabilities between 18 and 30 years old interested in participating in the day, can register through the link https://forms.gle/EoTtGYwPHHkYJMvF9.