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Clause for the obligatory employment of disabled person in firms that occupy more than 50 employees

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Law 2643/1998 obliges every firm with more than 50 persons to include in its workforce at a ratio of 4% if they are private firms and at the ratio of 5% if they are public firms disabled persons. These persons must be from 18 to 45 years old when they are hired as permanent employees
Target group
Policy Field
  • equal opportunities
Type of Policy
  • public
  • publicly mandated to non-state organisation
Duration of the policy
The policy enforced in 1998 and implemented till 2008 mainly from public enterprises, public services and very large (with more than 250 employees) private firms. The low capacity of Greek Labour Authorities to audit and enforce the implementation of this regulation to SMEs cause disappointed results
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: all disabled persons aged 18-45 years old
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Social inclusion of disabled person via their permanent employment in the formal economy
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
programmatic which minimized because of the crisis
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • encompassing security
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • governance
Intended target group
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • governance
Intended and unintended outcomes
not defined
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This particular initiative had very positive effects on the employment and labour market inclusion of disabled person even though its implementation is limited to very large private firms and public agencies. Particularly in public sector took place three public competitions for the employment of disabled persons (in 2000, 2004 and 2008)
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