People who know their rights find it easier to achieve their rights.

About the project

Do you want to know more about equal rights at work and how to achieve these for people with intellectual disabilities?

Work it Out can help people with intellectual disabilities understand and tackle discrimination when looking for a job and at work.

We have produced some tools to help people with intellectual disabilities, those who support them, and legal experts. These tools are on this website and can be used to help people to understand and achieve their rights.

Work it Out is a partnership project involving organisations from Denmark, Ireland, Lithuania and Scotland.

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People who know their rights find it easier to achieve their rights

Work it Out is a project that aims to help people with intellectual disabilities understand and tackle discrimination when looking for a job and at work. It looks at the European Framework Employment Directive and how this is used in different countries to make sure people with intellectual disabilities have equal rights.

The project was co-ordinated by LEV in Denmark and the other partners are KARE in Ireland, VILTIS in Lithuania and ENABLE Scotland.

The aim of the project was to produce some tools to help people with intellectual disabilities, those who support them, and legal experts in each of these countries. The tools can also be adapted and used by people working in other European countries.

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A training pack

  • Module 1 explains discrimination and how the Framework Employment Directive can help
  • Module 2 explains what you can do to tackle discrimination in each of the partner countries.
  • A tutor manual

DVD

with a series of short films showing examples of discrimination and how it can be avoided. Click here to watch clips from the DVD.

Legal Strategy

for lawyers taking forward cases of discrimination. Click here to go to legal information section.

Good practice guide

for lawyers supporting clients with intellectual disabilities. Click here to go to legal information section.

 

The project took place from November 2004 until November 2006.

The target groups are:

  • people with intellectual disabilities and those who work closely with them;
  • the broader intellectual disability community;
  • the legal establishment; and
  • stakeholders at European and National Level who influence discrimination policy.

 
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Work it out is supported by the European Commission.
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