- 30 Mar 2010 2:00 AM
Venue: Hungarian Parliament, Hunting Hall
Date and Time: 31 March between 11:00 am. – 15:30 pm.
National Assembly Committee on Employment and Labour Association for Women’s Career Development in Hungary Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour
Language of the conference: Hungarian and English
(Simultaneous translation will be provided)
Objective of the conference:
The Association for Women’s Career Development in Hungary (AWCDH) has launched a series of conferences in 2006 to direct public and political attention to women with disabilities as a group especially exposed to discrimination and social exclusion.
We aim to provide information on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to demonstrate Hungary’s engagement in their implementation as well as to present international best practices in this field. The event will serve as a forum with all stakeholders to introduce and debate the new national conception of promoting the employment of persons with disabilities and reduced work capacity.
Participation is free but pre- registration is necessary
10:.00 – 11:00 Registration and reception of the guests
11:00 – 11:10 Greeting:
Andrea Ferenczi, President of AWCDH (Chair)
Gyöngyi Dani, member of the Hungarian Paralympic Team, AWCDH-expert on employment of persons with disabilities
11:10 – 11:25 István Vécsi, Chairman, National Assembly Committee on Employment and Labour,
Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation
“Plans and reality from the legislative perspective”
11:25 – 11.40 HE Greg Dorey, British Ambassador to Hungary
“Equal Opportunities policy and institution of the British Government”
11:40 – 12.00 György Könczei, Professor of Eötvös Lorand University, Bárczi Gusztáv Faculty for Special Education, Member of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
“The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Women”
12:00 – 12:15 Dr. Péter Juhász, chief advisor, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour,
Department of Disability and Rehabilitation
„Accessibility from women’s perspective”
12:15 – 13:15 Panel Discussion
Moderator: István Váczi, journalist of the weekly Figyelő
Objective: a dialogue to promote the employment of persons with disabilities
Kitti Dobi, Business Partnering & Resourcing Group Manager, Vodafone Operations Centre, Hungary
Dr. Valéria Molnár Farkas, chief adviser, National Assembly Committee on Employment and Labour
Béla Kocsy, director of Hotel Panda
Dr. Ferenc Lelik, representative of the “Hátrányok dacára” (“Against the Odds”) Foundation
Sándor Szép, Head of Support Services, Office of the Rector, University of Pécs
13:15 – 13:25 Éva Vári inventor’s presentation about the disabled access device for use on stairs, awarded the Grand Prize of the Seoul International Invention Fair for Women in 2008
13:25 – 13:30 Closing remarks
13:30 – 14:00 Refreshments
14:00 – 15:30 “The Best Workplace For Women 2009” Award Ceremony
Andrea Ferenczi, President of AWCDH (Chair)
Dr. Judit Demeter, Chairwoman, Equal Treatment Authority
Dr. Zita Gurmai, MEP, Vice-chairwoman of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs
Lívia Járóka, MEP, Vice-Chairwoman of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Edit Rauh, Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, Under-Secretary of State
István Vécsi, Chairman, National Assembly Committee on Employment and Labour, Sub-Committee on Rehabilitation
Presentation of Awards
Presentation of the Winner Applications
Date and time: 31 March, 2010; 11:00 a.m – 15:30 p.m
Registration: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m
Prior registration is needed in order to enter the Parliament Building.
Pleasesend us your registration form until 30 March, 2010, noon to the Parliamentary Committee on Employment and Labour.
Telephone: + 36 1 441-5037
Entrance at the north gate of the Parliament Building, on the Margaret Bridge Side.
Hungarian Parliament Security requires everyone to present official identification documents (such as a valid passport or driver’s license) and pass through metal detectors in order to enter. Due to the time needed to clear through security and to register, you are strongly advised to start the entrance from 10.00 a.m.
You are kindly asked to wear the identification watch you will get at the entrance. Losing the watch will be fined.
Parking is not available on the premises of the Parliament"
Source: Association for Women's Career Development in Hungary