ACCES TO EMPLOYMENT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS
This is the title of the Written Declaration which PAE together with EFNA within the Brain, Mind and Pain interest group have been working on for the past months. The text of the Written Declaration is to be found on the dedicated website.
If approved, The Written Declaration will be a very valuable document to use at local, national and European level, for example, in:
- Advocating for the implementation of employment rights for those affected by chronic pain conditions
- Raising awareness of the stigma and discrimination faced by those affected by chronic pain at work
- Ensuring relevant EU legislation on access to employment is applied at the national level
- Highlighting the existence of EU funds to improve accessibility to the workplace for those who wish to regain or remain in employment
We are pleased to have 22 MEPs signed up as co-authors of this Written Declaration and a total of 141 MEPs who have already signed. However, we will need to encourage a minimum of 376 MEPs to sign to show their support by 24 January in order to have it adopted!