The first INWORK Conference on Social Inclusion, Work Integration and Social Entrepreneurship will take place from 10-12 November in Amsterdam.
The Conference is part of a joint project between Social Firms UK and other networks in Europe.
Marginalised and vulnerable groups, such as drug users, homeless people, people with psychiatric problems or (ex) offenders are at a long distance from the labour market in most European countries.
Their educational level is often low, they have few opportunities to participate in schooling and employment and there are only few initiatives that increase or improve the participation of these groups in the paid or unpaid labour market. The current economical crisis and the increasing unemployment affects all parts of society, but has surely a devastating impact on these groups.