News from the Zero Project

News from the Zero Project

02 March 2017

Press Release

Zero Project namesWALK PEER anInnovative Policy/Practice 2017 on Employment

Vienna, 23rd February 2017:WALK PEER has been awarded as an Innovative Practice 2017 on Employment, Work and Vocational Education and Training. The Award was handed over by Martin Essl, Founder of the Zero Project and Jakob von Uexküll, Partner of the Zero Project and Founder of the World Future Council, in the United Nations Office in Vienna, on the evening of February 23.

WALK PEERwas highlighted at the Zero Project Conference 2017, which focused this year on Employment, Work, and Vocational Educationand Training. The Zero Project Conference was attended by more 500 experts from more than 70 countries, discussing innovative solutions – Innovative Practices and Policies – that support employment, decent work and meaningful vocational education and training.

The Award for WALK PEER is based on a selection process organized by the Zero Project, based on the criteria of innovation, impact and scalability, that involved more than 1,000 experts with and without disabilities from all over the world. 56 Innovative Practices and 11 Innovative Policies were finally selected this year.

At the Zero Project Conference, the Award was handed over to representatives of WALK PEER.

WALK PEER is also included in the Zero Project Report 2017, which can be downloaded at www.zeroproject.org

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