The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) is a non-Government organisation and was established in 1993 to facilitate the development of Supported Employment throughout Europe. Supported Employment assists people with significant disabilities (physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory and hidden) to access real employment opportunities, of their own choice, in an integrated setting with appropriate ongoing support to become economically and socially active in their own communities.
EUSE works to achieve this through the promotion of the Supported Employment model, the exchange of information and knowledge on good practice in Supported Employment and the development of model services. EUSE provides a platform for networking with other organisations and associations at European and worldwide level.
Role and Activities
The main activities of the European Union of Supported Employment include:-
- Organising a bi-annually the EUSE Conference. The next EUSE Conference will be organised by the Dutch National Association of Supported and will be held in Amsterdam from 27 – 29 May 2019. For further information go to www.euse2019.com
- Information Exchange via regular updates
- Influencing European social and economic policy.
- Networking with other European Associations and working with worldwide organisations.
- Developing new National Associations – assisting and supporting organisations to establish their own National Associations.
- Campaigning and lobbying for the rights of people with significant disabilities to access vocational training and employment.
- Researching and developing models of good practice, staff training, quality standards, self-advocacy, capacity building and legislation.
- Membership services and support for National Associations.