Passport to Employment: promoting the talent of Young People with Disabilities in Spain.

Fundación ONCE believes the best way to reach social inclusion is through training and employment. Young people with disabilities are a source of talent and since 2016 Fundación ONCE is developing several projects in alliance with the European Union, particularly with the European Social Fund (ESF), Universities, Companies and the rest of entities representing people with disabilities. The overall objective of the commitment is to share with the rest of partners of the Decent Jobs for Youth Initiative these best practices.The period of the Commitment will last until 2023.The main sources of financing are ESF and Fundacion ONCE own means.

Entity

Fundación ONCE Foundation or philanthropic organization

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Partners

  • Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migration and Social Security – European Social Fund

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • Spanish Committee fo Representatives of Persons with Disabilities

    Youth organization, civil society, non-governmental, non-profit organization

    Policy, advocacy and convening power

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations
  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

description

The Commitment will carry out by sharing several projects developed by Fundación ONCE, for example:

  • Uno a Uno (One to One initiative), which aims at financing training projects to improve the employability of young people with disabilities (16-30 years old), focused on a tailored made attention, including a training specialisation. The projects consist of theoretical training activities (min. 160 hours) and practical training (min. 100 hours) in a collaborating company.

 

  • Univer-Di project, which main goal is to help Universities developing training programmes for inclusion and employment of young persons with intellectual disabilities. Moreover, to offer a personalized training in order to achieve that they fully exercise their right to participate in their communities, as well as to give them the opportunity to gain necessary skills in order to increase their possibilities of employment. In addition, to contribute in creating inclusive environment based on good experiences within the University community.

The Commitment is governed by the Fundación ONCE´s European Affairs Unit , as coordinator of all the projects co-funded by the ESF.

The commitment is sustainable as the co-funding is granted until 2023, and it is stands in a public-private partnership between the EU, the Spanish Ministry of Labour, Migrations and Social Security, Fundacion ONCE, the entities of the disability movement, universities, companies and ILO.

The Commitment will contribute to SDG 4 and 8 and will give sense and coverage action devoted to decent jobs for youth with disabilities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdNj9bm-Eik

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 3,000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

    Training projects to improve the employability of young people with disabilities, mainly intellectual, (16-30 years old), focused on a training specialisation and personalised attention. The projects consist of theoretical training activities (min. 160 hours) and practical training (min. 100 hours) in a collaborating company

    BY: Oct 2023
  • 1,500 young people gained work experience, including through internships and quality apprenticeships

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    The signed collaboration agreements between Fundación ONCE, the Universities and the collaborating companies guaranteed the advice, guidance and follow-up for the successful inclusion of the participants in each company, ensuring the job places’ adaptation and specific guidelines for the work teams where they were incorporated.

    BY: Oct 2023
  • 2 knowledge products on youth employment developed

    4.5 By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

    Booklet and video with the results and testimonies.

    BY: Apr 2023

Start

01-Apr-2019

End

30-Nov-2023

USD 11,150,000

Estimated total value of the commitment

3,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: Only young people 15-19, 20-24, 25-29

Primarily:
  • Youth with disabilities

Would you like more information about this commitment? Log in or sign up to contact the focal point.