World Future Council publishes “Bregenz Declaration” at World Future Forum

Hamburg, 5 April 2017 – After the World Future Forum 2017 in Bregenz, Austria, the World Future Council now publishes its “Bregenz Declaration”. The Councillors from governments, parliaments, civil society, indigenous peoples, academia, the arts and business regard climate change and nuclear weapons as mayor thread for humanity.
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Alexandra Wandel and Martin Essl hand over the award certificate to Chile's More Capable Programme.

Policies to improve access to work for people with disabilities awarded in Vienna

Hamburg, 27 February 2017 –  One billion people worldwide live with a disability and have limited access to healthcare, education and employment. To counter their exclusion from the labour market, the government and the private sector can play a vital role. From February 22-24, over 500 participants attended the annual Zero Project Conference at the United Nations Office in Vienna to celebrate the most innovative policies and practices that improve the access to vocational training and work for persons with disabilities.  Read more

Unlocking Europe’s potential through accessibility

Press release – for release on 21 June 2012

Goods and services that are not accessible constitute a major problem, says the Zero Project Report 2012

Brussels, 21 June 2012 – More than 70 parliamentarians, policy experts and representatives of disabled people’s organizations will gather today at the European Parliament for a high-level debate on how to unlock Europe’s potential through accessibility, under the lead of Dr Ádám Kósa MEP, the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council, and in collaboration with the European Disability Forum.

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A world without barriers: Inclusion is a human right

Press release

World Future Council and Essl Foundation decide on long-term cooperation

Hamburg / Vienna, 12th April 2012. Far too often persons with disabilities are being excluded from society. In order to change this situation, many countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. However for those concerned, the implementation is not satisfactory. For this reason, the Essl Foundation and the World Future Council have decided to co-operate to help improve the legal situation of persons with disabilities worldwide. With a long-term cooperation, the two organizations want to work together to achieve the UN goals for inclusion of persons with disabilities. “To protect and to implement the rights of persons with disabilities, it is important to know the best laws and to promote their widespread implementation. Therefore, we look forward to working closely with the World Future Council,” said Martin Essl, Chairman of the Essl Foundation. The World Future Council identifies laws that successfully promote sustainability and human rights worldwide and advises politicians on how to implement these laws.

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