Nordic perspectives on enhancing labor market inclusion of the disabled people – how to leave no-one behind in Latvia
As with multiple other countries in Europe, Latvia suffers from a lowering demographic trend. With many skilled citizens moving abroad, this has meant a shortage of labor in a multitude of economic sectors – both in so-called blue collar and white collar professions.
In order to respond to this and also to adhere to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030’s key principle of leaving no-one behind, it is vital to intensify efforts to include people with disabilities in the working life. Not only does this make sense economically, but it is also socially and morally the right thing to do.
This panel discussion brings together Nordic and Latvian experts to discuss what has been done in Latvia so far and how can these activities be further enhanced in order to create a truly inclusive labor market that can benefit from Nordic perspectives and experiences.