Disability in Employment and beyond


This training will give the participants an in-depth and concrete insight into several legal aspects related to disability in employment and beyond, in particular into disability discrimination.

Key topics

  • Employment, reasonable accommodation and accessibility under the UNCRPD
  • EU disability law
  • Definition of disability
  • Legal capacity
  • Data protection of persons with disabilities
  • EU Accessibility Act
  • Accessible public procurement
  • Accessibility of electronic communications

Who should attend?

Lawyers, legal staff of NGOs, academics and other legal trainers from all EU Member States, plus Iceland and Liechtenstein.

Jorge Araya, Secretary, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Human Rights Council and Treaties Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva

Inmaculada Placencia Porrero, Senior Expert on Social Affairs, Disability and Inclusion Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels

Shivaun Quinlivan, Law Lecturer, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, School of Law, NUI Galway

Alejandro Moledo, New Technologies & Innovation Officer, European Disability Forum, Brussels

Dónal Rice, Policy, Human Rights, Universal Design, Educator, Researcher, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, Griffith College, Dublin