1st press release of the ENTRE4ALL project!
ENTRE4ALL is a new Erasmus+ project with the aim of providing training in entrepreneurship for people with disabilities. The 5 partner organizations from Austria, Cyprus, Greece, and Slovenia are experts in the fields of education and social entrepreneurship.
Approximately 16% of the European population has a disability. People with disabilities face many barriers and prejudice in the first labor market. Statistically, people with disabilities are more likely to be unemployed, earn lower wages, and are more likely to experience employment discrimination. In contrast, they are as likely as people without a disability to be self-employed. Amongst the reasons for the increasing number of entrepreneurs with disabilities are increased independence and autonomy. Self-employment provides a sense of self-empowerment because entrepreneurs are more likely to be integrated, both socially and economically. Unfortunately, people with disabilities who want to become entrepreneurs face barriers such as lack of knowledge or skills, a lack of appropriate and accessible business support services, consumer discrimination, and so on. ENTRE4ALL aims to dismantle some of these barriers.
Here you can find the 1st press release of the ENTRE4ALL project to find more!