CCIS in joint activities, together with #ANAD, #austriandevelopment agency, Municipality of Tirana and experts, creating synergies of the project “We SIGN for JOBS” with similar projects leaded by organizations and institutions working with and for people with disabilities and those advocating for human rights in Albania.
We had a fruitful discussion with the deaf community about their needs and opportunities for employment. Unemployment among Deaf and hard hearing people in Albania is considered one of the main problems. 61% of deaf people in Albania (ANAD & INSTAT 2016) are unemployed, a figure higher than other disability groups, or for the group defined as completely unable to in the geneneral population (2011 Census). Despite the Law 15/2019 ““On employment promotion” and UN CRPD ratification there is a lack of successful state effort in Albania to integrate Deaf into the open labor market
This partnership intends not only to ensure employment for the deaf community but fundraising also, encourage local support and create successful examples of such involvements.
CCIS & ANAD
Austrian Development Agency
#wesignforjobs a project supported from the Comission of Small Grants for Democracy Program @U.S.Embassy-Tirana